In partnership with Jacobs Engineering, Mackey Mitchell provided design services for the new 500-bed residence hall at the University of North Texas. The residence hall offers modern, pod-style living to promote community among residents. The building consists of two concrete framed residential wings connected by a centrally-located common building lounge and amenity area. The adjacent new welcome center serves as the living room of the university, creating a centralized area for the more than 50,000 visitors who tour the campus annually.
Each floor offers study rooms and lounges with large windows that introduce natural light to increase productivity in these spaces. Other spaces include administrative offices, multipurpose rooms, kitchens, recreation areas, computer areas, game room, laundry rooms, and apartments for faculty in residence. Exterior spaces include shaded seating for study and informal gathering, and outside eating.
The rooms are grouped into communities, creating a student life experience that is supportive of academic success. When combined with the university’s current housing stock, the residence hall offers the university a larger variety of room and housing options to help with resident recruitment and retention.
The attention to detail shows guests we take pride in UNT and we’re a top-notch university that’s serious about delivering a top-tier education, and this allows us to express that.
- Laurea Irving
Director of Customer Experience, UNT, via Denton Record-Chronicle