Rice University South Colleges Expansion

Project Details

Rice University South Colleges Expansion is the Phase II execution of a master plan for student housing by Hopkins Architects of London. Hopkins also served as the design architect for the south colleges, working with HEWV + Company as the architect of record. The project includes renovations at Baker College, Lovett College and Will Rice College, as well as new dormitory buildings at Baker and Will Rice. A new student food service addition completes the multi-building scope of work.

The two new dormitories share a material palette of brick and exposed cast-in-place concrete, used in a modern architectural expression. Structures for the dormitory buildings include conventionally-reinforced concrete flat slabs that enable shallow floor-to-floor heights with exposed concrete floors and ceilings. Double-wythe brick walls enclose the exterior stairs for both buildings.

  • Location
  • Houston, TX
  • Size
  • Dormitories – 94,000 s.f.
  • Architect
  • Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company
  • with Hopkins Architects

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