Fort Hays State University - Themed Housing
The new 31,000 square-foot Themed Housing space is designed to house four independent, 25-resident groups within a single building. Each group has a separate entry, circulation, main stairway, lounge and study rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms, but the four groups share a common multipurpose/chapter room space. The single building provides a more economical solution than four smaller buildings with separate chapter rooms, elevator, and second emergency stair while maintaining the desired identity of each group.
The residential scale and massing of the building is appropriate for the small groups. Exterior materials respond to the campus context and incorporate native Kansas limestone.
Architect of Record: Ebert Mayo Design Group