University of Texas at Austin, San Jacinto Hall

Austin, Texas

San Jacinto Hall was designed to follow the human scale and character of the original 40-acre campus plan. The new residence hall is configured as two towers rising from a two-story base, which is set into the natural slope of the site. Intended to house freshmen, the facility accommodates 854 students in double rooms with a private bathroom in each. Each floor has ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY854COST PER SQ FT$172.00FEATURED IN2002 Architectural Portfolio and study lounges.

Accompanying the living areas of the residence hall is 8,800 square feet of community space for the students, which also is used as a conference center for workshops and seminars during summer sessions. It includes a large multipurpose room along with four smaller conference rooms. Two food venues, a convenience store and other student amenities also reside within the facility.

Through the use of similar building materials, design aspects and building massing, San Jacinto Hall is able to form an extension of the campus framework.