Smith Entrepreneurs Hall, TCUSmith Entrepreneurs Hall, TCU | Architecture | Interior Design | Master Planning | Construction Administration
With its sweeping façade, this building’s design suggests kinetic energy, movement, and flexibility. Steve and Sarah Smith Entrepreneurs Hall is organized around a common interactive center, supported by a cyber café, conference center, research library, museum, and collaborative classrooms.
Adjacent breakout “team war rooms” are flexible, re-configurable spaces that occur on multiple levels and support the idea of multi-discipline collaboration. All spaces are linked to state-of-the-art technologies supporting real-time simulations and distance learning is planned, supporting links to campuses and businesses across the country. This project was a collaborative venture of Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford and Ellerbe Becket.
Student Recreation Center, TCUStudent Recreation Center, TCU | Architecture | Construction Administration
Redirecting the entrance towards the main campus, coupled with distinctive shapes and new exterior materials create a new dynamic and identity for this 224,000sf expansion/ renovation project.
The redevelopment includes a three-court gymnasium, indoor track, weight training, climbing wall, racquetball, dancing as well as indoor and outdoor aquatics. The existing gym conversion included a larger two-court gymnasium which also serves as the varsity volleyball court with spectator seating. This project was a collaboration of Hahnfeld Hoffer Stanford and CannonDesign.
Annette Caldwell Simmons Hall, SMUAnnette Caldwell Simmons Hall, SMU | Architecture | Sustainability / LEED Design | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
This three-story academic building with partial basement is home to the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development. The 43,178-square-foot building includes classrooms, research laboratories, practice teaching space, the Dean’s suite and related offices. The LEED Gold certified facility is located on a new quad that was previously the site of aging apartments. The building footprint is rectangular with a short wing creating a dramatic columned entrance facing University Boulevard and anchoring a new northeast entrance to the campus.
Tucker Technology Center, TCUTucker Technology Center, TCU | Architecture | Programming / Strategic Planning | Interior Design | Construction Administration | Graphics
This building was conceived as an iconic home for the university’s growing math and science program, which was previously scattered in several buildings throughout the campus. The facility houses the College of Science & Engineering and includes classrooms, research labs, a machine shop, as well as the dean’s suite, faculty offices, and conference and board rooms. As a promotional showcase for the high-tech activities it houses, the 86,000-square-foot building visually expresses all of its systems and showcases its technology. When entering the building, immediately seen are engineering lab areas and most noticeably a three-story atrium with interaction areas for students and faculty.
Annie R. Bass Building (Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences) TCUAnnie R. Bass Building (Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences) TCU | Architecture | Interior Design | Construction Administration
As part of a major project to develop the east campus of TCU, the Annie R. Bass Building received extensive interior renovations as well as a new addition which significantly increased the existing square footage of the existing building. The project accommodates the latest in pedagogical approaches and incorporates cutting-edge supportive technologies.
The unique schedule demands of health professions education require long hours in both classroom and hands-on practice labs. Before the renovation, there were no areas for student amenities. The new program acknowledges this programmatic need and approximately 4,000 square feet of atrium space between the old and the new portions of the building are now dedicated to serving the general needs of the students.