University of Kansas | Krehbiel & Rieger Scholarship HallsLawrence, Kansas
These new scholarship halls were designed to blend seamlessly into a historic neighborhood that surrounds the University of Kansas.
As part of the scholarship hall experience, all students are required to help prepare meals in the full-service kitchen on site. The living room, which is adjacent to the main entrance, was designed with the elements of a private residence—integrating a fireplace with stone hearth, natural light and plentiful seating for residents and visitors. Historic artifacts from a previously razed building on the university campus have been incorporated into the design. Ironwork railing was used on the hall’s exterior, and recovered spindles and a pendant light fixture adorn the primary stair.
The halls incorporate many LEED design principles including a geothermal mechanical system that uses the earth's relatively constant temperature to provide heating and cooling for the building. Natural daylight was maximized as a major design element throughout all private and public spaces.