New Texas Christian University Housing Completes LEED Gold Certification

by Katie Sloan

Fort Worth, Texas — The residence halls include 400 suite-style beds and numerous green features.

Marion and Clark halls at TCU.Fort Worth, Texas — A two-building residence hall at Texas Christian University (TCU) designed by KSQ Architects has received LEED Gold certification. Marion and Clark halls, which opened in August 2013, offer 400 suite-style beds designed for sophomores. The project is the first of three phases planned for the Worth Hills Village development, which will eventually include a third residence hall, a parking structure, a dining and multipurpose building and Greek Village. In total, the development will house 1,800 students. A dramatic barrel-vault archway is the signature design element of the building, KSQ says, adding that the project serves as a connector to the surrounding TCU campus.

“Marion and Clark Halls create a gateway to our developing residential community and connects the Worth Hills community to the Campus Commons,” says Kathy Cavins-Tull, TCU Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs. “It is the result of effective planning and programming, brilliant architectural design and quality construction.”

KSQ Architects has provided architectural services for more than 16 new or renovated residence halls on the TCU campus since 1995. To date, the number of student beds provided in these projects is more than 3,000.

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