University of Kansas, Krehbiel Scholarship Hall (residence halls/lounges)

Lawrence, Kansas

  • FIRM

    Treanor Architects, PA


    University of Kansas

  • AREA

    16,500 sq.ft.





Opened in fall 2008, the 16,500-square-foot Krehbiel Scholarship Hall was designed to blend seamlessly into a historic neighborhood that surrounds the University of Kansas.

Krehbiel Hall houses 50 men, a director, president and proctor. As part of the scholarship hall experience, all students are required to help prepare meals in the full-service kitchen ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$209.82FEATURED IN2009 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges site. The living room, which is adjacent to the main entrance, was designed with the elements of a private residence—integrating a fireplace with stone hearth, natural light and plentiful seating for residents and visitors.

Artifacts from a previously razed building on the university campus have been incorporated into the design. Ironwork railing was used on the hall’s exterior, and recovered spindles and a pendant light fixture adorn the primary stair.

Krehbiel Hall incorporates many LEED design principles, including a geothermal mechanical system that uses the Earth’s relatively constant temperature to provide heating and cooling for the building. Daylight was maximized throughout all private and public spaces.