Constructed in a fast-track fashion, The University of Texas at Dallas Student Housing Living/Learning Center Phase IV & Dining Facility accommodates the growing housing needs on campus. The 235,000 sf building accommodates freshmen students with a total of 600 beds. The design features two 5-story, wood-framed, housing wings on a concrete podium linked by a circular common lounge and amenity area with a curtainwall exterior. Additional amenities include multipurpose/classroom space, breakfast/snack bar, lounging/study areas, outdoor athletic areas, gaming area, laundry and associated site improvements.
The adjacent central dining facility serves all five residence halls on campus and seats 800 students at a time. It features “Pulse on Demand” dining where students can choose from a variety of cuisines that are prepared in front of them. Connected to the dining facility is a 25,000 sf gymnasium and fitness area. The project is seeking LEED® Silver Certification from the USGBC.