Increasing enrollment at Texas Christian University (TCU) found housing administrators transforming former study lounges into bedrooms and placing three students in rooms meant for only two. In addition, the existing Greek housing on campus was outdated and too cramped for modern-day student requirements.
Designed in the COST PER SQ FT$52.66FEATURED IN2012 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYCampus Master Planning Revival architectural style, the Worth Hills Village project employs the existing TCU palette of building materials, including buff-colored brick, clay-tile roof and limestone accents.
Crowding will be eased with about 1,800 new beds, a new Greek Village, and additional student dining and parking. The Greek Village will feature all the comforts of home—including modern kitchens and baths, WiFi and cable—as well as energy-efficient systems with a goal to attain LEED gold as a minimum. The new Greek Village will rival Greek housing facilities at any private or public university nationwide.
Phase one of student housing includes a dramatic arched stone entrance, which serves as a gateway to the existing Worth Hills student housing complex, and thereby providing a cohesive link to the campus as a whole.