University of North Texas, Rawlins Honors Residence Hall

Denton, Texas

Design team
Randall Scott, AIA (Founding Principal and Lead Designer); Greg Conaway, AIA (Project Director and Co-Designer); Vance Lazar, AIA (Project Architect); David Dolan-Wallace, AIA (Construction Administrator)

The Rawlins Honors Residence Hall is “a beautiful, timeless building that achieves the goals of the campus master plan, project program, and ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$254.00FEATURED IN2016 Architectural Portfolio vision of the university,” says the University of North Texas System Senior Project Manager.
The facility consists of thirteen 40-bed neighborhoods of dual-occupancy rooms. A major shaping element of the project is a new diagonal pedestrian mall and campus green referred to as Gateway Park on the west side of the residence hall.
The facility has two large multipurpose program spaces, a piano lounge and a student kitchen area. Within these spaces students can prepare a meal, spend time with friends or take up piano. Also within the building are 13 neighborhood student lounges, 14 neighborhood study rooms, a reading library, a billiards room and a commons and recreation space.
Campus heritage brick, flemish bond coursing and cast stone coping/trim were used as a background palette of elements against which new collegial design elements were introduced to nest the building comfortably within its context.