Architecture Demarest provided architectural services to Carter+Burgess Inc. (Now Jacobs) for the three- and four-story, traditional dorm style student housing complex consisting of single and double suite configurations. A spacious common space with direct access to a dining facility and an athletic facility fosters a sense of community. The architectural language complements the rich textures and aesthetic heritage of the surrounding area and presents a new architectural language for the South Campus of the University of North Texas.
Late in the process, the project was challenged with significant budget issues. We worked closely with a new CM at Risk to redesign the structural system to load bearing steel studs and composite deck, along with some other value-engineering suggestions, in order to bring the project within budget without affecting the move-in date.