Pamela and Edward Clark Hall and Marion Hall were built to serve as both a figurative and literal connector to Texas Christian University's new Worth Hills Village development and the surrounding campus. The architect created the halls (the first of eight in the development) in an arc pattern that anchors the southern edge of the campus and positions the buildings to CAPACITY397COST PER SQ FT$208.73FEATURED IN2014 Architectural Portfolio the approaching vehicular and pedestrian traffic.
Programming required suite-style units as well as common areas, study rooms and outdoor spaces to facilitate student engagement. The design incorporates open study rooms and lobby areas on each floor to help create a greater sense of community inside the halls. Outside of the halls, the architect incorporated seating throughout the connecting colonnade, courtyards, and an open lawn area that encourages student interaction and activity.
The university has a strong architectural design heritage and language that the project needed to adhere to. Cast stone banding, buff-colored brick (“TCU Buff”), low-rise buildings, and Ludowici tile roofs are design elements found throughout the campus that were incorporated into this design. The halls exceeded the university’s energy and sustainability minimum requirements by achieving LEED Gold.