By Adina Marcut
Emporia State University has selected KWK Architects to design Schallenkamp Hall, a 324-bed living/learning community in Emporia, Kan. HTK Architects of Topeka, Kan., serves as the architect-of-record for the $22 million project.
Located directly across Market Street from Beach and Kink Halls, the new 91,000-square-foot residence hall is set to feature four stories and three residential wings, each designed with lounge areas, corridors with natural light and community bathrooms. Additionally, Schallenkamp Hall is slated to include:
- two music practice rooms
- art studio
- team study room
- mid-sized classroom
- flexible collaboration space
- lounges with community kitchens
The residence hall is slated to open in August 2019 and will replace Central (114 beds) and Northeast Morse Halls (151 beds), both scheduled for demolition in the summer of 2019.
“The entire design process for Schallenkamp Hall has maintained focus on the creation of intentional places and spaces for community and learning to develop and deepen,” Cass Coughlin, director, Department of Residential Life, Emporia State University, said in prepared remarks. “The design of a learning commons as the hall’s ‘front porch’ connects the liberal arts and sciences to the residents via music practice rooms, an art studio, and several areas for group collaboration and study.”
KWK Architects’ recent list of projects also includes designing Residence Hall Phase XVI, a 650-800-bed Charlotte student housing community.
Rendering courtesy of KWK Architects