Sam Houston State University, Residence Hall

Collegiate & Higher Education, Student Housing


Huntsville, Texas


91,000 sf

Project Features
  • 4-story residence hall
  • 305 student beds
  • 8,600 sf of office space
  • 149 rooms with shared bathrooms
  • Lounge and study area on each floor
  • Community courtyard

Kirksey was selected to design a new four-story residence hall on Bearkat Boulevard. The 91,000-sf building houses 306 student beds along with approximately 8,500 sf of office space for the Residence Life Administrative Offices. Lone Star Hall also includes 149 rooms with two students and a shared bathroom, seven RA rooms, and one RM room. Each floor accommodates a lounge and study area. The courtyard provides a community space for outdoor activities.

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 21-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.