The renovation of Sherley Hall at Texas Christian University is the first LEED Gold residence hall in Texas.
The state-of-the-art residence hall provides freshman co-ed housing with 314 beds and features generous common spaces, facilitating social CAPACITY314COST PER SQ FT$164.00 and study. The renovation includes new wireless technology and enhanced mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. The basement boasts a theater room, kitchen, common laundry room and gaming gallery. Accent colors produce an identity for each floor, reinforcing community, and give new students a sense of home away from home.
Sherley Hall is the first building on the TCU campus to achieve LEED certification and underscores the university’s long-term commitment to sustainability. The design and construction team worked closely with TCU to deliver a sustainable, yet functional, residence hall.
Sustainable design principles were incorporated throughout the construction process to ensure a clean, fresh and healthy building. Demolition materials and construction wastes were tracked and diverted from landfills. Ten percent of the building’s materials were produced locally, saving transport costs and energy. The ventilation system was protected from construction dust, and low-VOC adhesives, paint and carpet were used elevating indoor air quality. Recycling centers are situated on each floor for convenient student use. Overall, the building’s operating systems are 21 percent more efficient than the current ASHRAE standard.