University of Kansas, Margaret Hashinger Hall Renovation

Lawrence, Kansas

  • FIRM

    Treanor Architects, PA


    University of Kansas

  • AREA

    121,190 sq.ft.





The original Hashinger Hall was an eight-story residence hall for women built in 1962. Over time, it evolved into the premier residential space for fine-arts students at the University of Kansas. The project renovated the 121,190-square-foot building.

Charrette sessions revealed that students wanted to keep the traditional two-person bedroom plan with common ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY385COST PER SQ FT$88.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation facilities. The program provides housing for 385 students. Specialty spaces include a multipurpose theater and dance studio, as well as music practice, textile, painting, conference and study rooms.

To serve the needs of Hashinger Hall and four adjacent residential halls, the architect designed a full-service coffee house, Euro-Kitchen and convenience store—all adjacent to ample indoor seating and a large outdoor patio with a panoramic view of the main campus.

Hashinger Hall was outfitted with a new mechanical, electrical and plumbing system and was made ADA-accessible, bringing the hall into compliance with current codes.

The renovated building opened for the

2006-07 school year.