University of Central Arkansas, Bear Hall and Stadium Skybox

Collegiate & Higher Education, LEED & EcoServices, Student Housing

LEED Silver
Location

Conway, Arkansas

Size

125,000 sf

Project Features
  • Flexible suites
  • Stadium skyboxes
  • Classroom space
  • Laundry lounges
  • LEED Silver Certified

The Kirksey and Crafton Tull team was selected to design a new 114,000 sf, 380-bed residence hall which will be situated behind the visitor side of Estes Stadium. An additional 10,500 sf will be incorporated into the 5th floor of Bear Hall to serve as 11 stadium skyboxes with an adjoining lobby and other amenities. Along with flexible suites, the residence hall is equipped with common areas, classroom/meeting spaces, laundry lounges and other student service facilities. The facility incorporates sustainable design concepts and is pursuing LEED Certification.

This new addition to the UCA campus will be the best of both form and function meeting the needs of student life, academics and athletics.
 

Steve Durham, AIA, LEED AP 713 426 7521
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Spearheading collegiate projects, Steve’s experience spans everything from dining halls and academic buildings to athletic facilities and religious institutions. Early in his 17-year career at Kirksey, Steve initiated the Outreach Committee which offers opportunities for staff members to volunteer their time for various local communities and non-profit organizations. He also leads the firm’s membership in The 1%, a program connecting non-profits to architecture firms willing to provide pro bono services.