PROJECTS: TEXAS WOMAN'S UNIVERSITYParliament Village
- Location Denton, Texas
- Project Type Residence Hall
- Operating Structure University Operated
- Finance Structure Tax-Exempt Debt Financing
- 875 Beds
- Year Completed Fall 2019
Parliament Village is the first new residential life building developed on campus in over 14 years. It solidifies TWU leadership’s desire for a seamless first to second-year housing transition that supports student success in the residential environment and a rapidly prioritized sophomore retention initiative. The new housing facility had to be affordable to students while maintaining quality. The Balfour Beatty team’s use of pod-style room layouts reduced the building floor plate while increasing building efficiency. The selection of a prefabricated light gauge steel system presented a cost-effective non-combustible construction type while also reducing the project’s overall construction duration.
Modern amenities include study lounges, a multi-purpose meeting room, training room, maker space, fitness center, laundry facilities, and a housing office. Three apartments are reserved for resident directors. The project also includes a separate 26,000 SF, 615-seat dining facility to serve the campus residential population of approximately 2,000 students. The new dining facility accommodates campus growth and enhances the student life experience on campus.