Texas State University, Chautauqua Hall and Guilardia Hall

Collegiate & Higher Education, LEED and Sustainability, Student Housing, Austin / Central Texas

LEED Gold New Construction

San Marcos, Texas


189,000 sf

Project Features
  • 612-bed residence hall
  • Spanish Colonial Style
  • Two wings of residential communities
  • Two-bedroom and one-bedroom units
  • Storm water management
  • Local/regional material use
  • Low-emitting materials

In an effort to expand on-campus housing and accommodate the demolition of some aging facilities, Texas State University selected Kirksey to design a new 612-bed residence hall. Designed in a Spanish Colonial style to reflect the current master plan guidelines and surrounding campus vernacular, the facility features two identical wings consisting of residential communities that group (four) two-bedroom units with a one-bedroom unit and a community bathroom. 

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.