University of Kansas, Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall

Lawrence, Kansas

  • FIRM

    Treanor Architects, PA


    University of Kansas

  • AREA

    18,166 sq.ft.





Dennis E. Rieger Scholarship Hall is the first of two new residential facilities planned at the University of Kansas. Completed in fall 2005, the structure was designed to blend seamlessly into a historic neighborhood that surrounds the university.

Rieger Hall houses 50 women, a director, president and proctor. As part of the scholarship hall experience, all ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$181.00FEATURED IN2006 Educational InteriorsINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges are required to help prepare meals in the full-service kitchen on site. The living room has direct access to the main entrance and other circulation areas, and possesses a natural atmosphere with traditional elements and daylight.

Rieger Hall incorporates many LEED design principles. These principles focus on creating sustainable sites, maximizing water-use efficiency, optimizing energy efficiency and systems performance, incorporating materials and resources with minimal environmental impact, and establishing good indoor environmental air quality.

Recycled railing elements from a previously razed building on the university campus have been incorporated into the design.

Maximizing daylight is a major design element throughout all private and public spaces.