Multi-family & Student Housing / Higher Education
Tarleton State University / Texas A&M University System - Student Housing
Tarleton State University (TSU) was founded as a private, liberal arts college in 1899, and joined The Texas A&M University System in 1917. TSU is in the forefront of teacher education; with one of the largest, oldest public-school improvement partnerships in the U.S. TSU is also the third-largest non-land grant agricultural university in the nation. To address TSU’s increasing student enrollment, Broaddus & Associates was retained as project manager by The Texas A&M University System to manage recent campus housing expansion.
Broaddus & Associates assisted TSU in successfully completing two housing projects. These are three-story, wood-framed, 300-bed, dormitory-style buildings on that aesthetically complement existing dormitories. The residences feature a split room concept, with a bathroom that divides 2-bedroom spaces. The halls have large rooms, lobbies, study spaces, and conference rooms.
For the student housing expansion projects, Broaddus & Associates provided day-to-day construction inspection services. The on-site project manager engaged the TSU administration to maintain open communications with the user groups, including students and staff. Inspection services were driven by a fast-track schedule that enabled student occupancy before the beginning of classes. Broaddus & Associates inspected rough-in and final inspections alongside the architect and TAMU System MEP inspectors. Back-checking of defective items was conducted to ensure that these were corrected. Throughout this process, Broaddus & Associates worked alongside the design-build team to keep the owner updated on project status.
The first housing project, Legends Hall, replaced two aging residencies. Because Legends Hall was completed under budget, $1M was transferred to Legacy Hall, the second project, to fund street upgrades and parking lot construction. Broaddus & Associates assisted in starting the initial design for the street improvements and coordinated running the underground sewer lines. The project manager also coordinated furniture delivery in the residences.
TSU’s 168-acre campus now has new student housing that can accommodate up to 600 additional students. These facilities allow the university to manage a growing on-campus population, which is indicated to rise by 3% annually for the next few years. By implementing TSU’s housing master plan, these housing projects support the university’s goal of developing students’ life skills in a safe, clean environment.