New, Modern University Housing Option Available at St. Edward's
Located on the east side of campus, this new housing option serves as a town square to unite the university's apartments and East and Teresa halls. The complex offers courtyards, outdoor spaces, and a pedestrian street for students, faculty and staff members alike to gather. A new dining facility will open in late February 2009, and a combined Health Center and Counseling Center will be available to students in the new complex beginning in March 2009.
Designed by Chilean architect Alejandro Aravena, the space incorporates innovative design elements along with a wealth of student services and conveniences. The architectural design creates a convenient gathering place with services and amenities that can be enjoyed by residents and non-residents alike.
Residential Village Highlights:
Edmund Hunt Hall: named for Brother Edmund Hunt, CSC, the first Holy Cross Brother to serve as president of St. Edward's University
Le Mans Hall: honors the French hometown of Father Basil Moreau, CSC, founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross
- Coed residences with double-room suites and suite-style baths.
- Together, Hunt and Le Mans house 219 students.
- The halls feature a kitchen and dining room, a large recreation room, laundry rooms,
on-site resident mailboxes, 24-hour computer labs and study areas.
- Edmund Hunt Hall is the home of the university’s second dining facility.
Lady Bird Johnson Hall: recognizes the former first lady from Austin
- Coed residence for upperclassmen with private rooms and suite-style shared bathrooms. All bathrooms are in-suite.
- The amenities are similar to Hunt and Le Mans.
- Johnson Hall is home to the combined Health & Counseling Center.
- Entire complex is 119,000 square feet.
- Students can see and be seen through the multi-colored glass walls in the upper-floor common areas.
- The red glass wall and red roofs reflect the campus color palette and tie into the look of other university buildings.
- The brick transitions from rough to smooth as you move from outside to the interior. The rough brick creates a tough exterior designed withstand the elements and prevent light overexposure.
- Outer walls provide natural shading in several areas from the hot Texas afternoon sun, encouraging residents to enjoy outdoor gathering spaces.
- The buildings well exceed the energy code set by the state of Texas. The use of insulated glass and Daylighting techniques were closely considered in the design of window placement and arrangement.