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University of North Texas, Joe Greene Residence Hall and Tour Center


Project Details

ClientUniversity of North Texas


LocationDenton, TX

DeliveryConstruction Manager-at-Risk


Project Overview

This five-story residence hall houses 500 students in a community-centric atmosphere. The first floor includes a lobby with a large lounge area, recreation center, laundry facilities, and a community kitchen. Levels 2 through 4 feature lounges and study rooms, music practice rooms, and double occupancy, pod-style dorm rooms with centralized community restrooms. The adjacent tour center incorporates high-end finishes, including a mock dorm room and a 170-seat presentation room with a large screen for campus introduction videos.


Unique Challenge

The Owner wanted naturally lighted stairwells in the tour center, so they specified storefront window systems. However, because the windows were incorporated into a fire-rated wall, they also had to be fire-rated, which is very expensive. We suggested installing a water curtain sprinkler system, which allowed us to use a non-rated glazing system on the storefront windows. We also opened the manufacturer specifications for the light fixtures to allow equivalent lighting packages and models, which saved $200,000.

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