Fort Hays State University - Weist Replacement Residence Hall
The new 400-bed residence hall is designed to house 13 living-learning communities with approximately 31 residents in each. Each community includes a lounge/seminar and a cluster of individual bathrooms. This arrangement provides the privacy students desire while supporting the development of the community. The building also includes classrooms, faculty offices, a multipurpose room, and reinforced storm shelters.
The building is designed in several wings to meet the programmatic needs and reduce the apparent scale of the building. Exterior materials respond to the campus context and incorporate native Kansas limestone.
KWK Architects partnered with Ebert Mayo Design Group, the architect-of-record for this project.