KSQ Architects' third residence hall in new Texas Christian University development earns LEED Gold

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Hay Hall is the latest building by KSQ Architects in TCU's new Worth Hills Village, and it has been recognized as a sustainable and energy efficient residence hall. It joins nearby Marion and Clark Hall in its LEED Gold certification.

KSQ Hays Hall at TCU

Marlene Moss Hays Hall at Texas Christian University

“TCU, KSQ, and our team partners set LEED Gold as a specific goal on this residence hall project,” said KSQ Principal and President David W. Short, AIA. “It’s such an honor to help TCU achieve its sustainability goals..."

Marlene Moss Hays Hall is the third and latest residence hall in the new Worth Hills Village development on the Texas Christian University (TCU) campus completed by KSQ Architects, and the third building in the development to receive LEED Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The certification is the second highest honor from the USGBC’s third-party verification program.

LEED certification is awarded based on the total number of points earned in six different categories: water efficiency, materials and resources, innovation and design, sustainable sites, energy and atmosphere, and indoor environmental quality.

A partial list of Hays Hall’s sustainability initiatives includes:

  •     70% of the building’s energy comes from a renewable energy source
  •     Over 20% of the products for the building were locally or regionally manufactured and the materials selected include products with high-recycled content.
  •     Water usage reduced over 40% through product selections
  •     Reformulating custom Ludowici roof tiles to reduce heat island and the reflective pavement both reduce heat gain on the building

Hays Hall is 65,829 square-feet and accommodates 164 students. The residence hall built for sophomores has the greatest ratio of common space per student of any building on the TCU campus. Each floor has a common area and study rooms, and the suite-style housing offers combinations of two to four bed suites. Every student suite in Hays Hall has its own living room and at least one in-suite bathroom.

KSQ Architects has provided architectural services for more than 16 new or renovated residence halls on the TCU campus since 1995. KSQ teamed with The Beck Group, Wallace Engineering, Huitt-Zollars, Inc., Dunaway Associates and Newman Jackson Bieberstein, Inc. on the project.

“TCU, KSQ, and our team partners set LEED Gold as a specific goal on this residence hall project,” said KSQ Principal and President David W. Short, AIA. “It’s such an honor to help TCU achieve its sustainability goals while also helping create a true and outstanding residential campus.”

To learn more about Marlene Moss Hays Hall and to see project photos, please visit KSQ’s blog The Garret.

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