University of Nebraska at Kearney
Fraternity and Sorority Life Housing
To upgrade the campus’s living and learning fraternity and sorority communities, the University of Nebraska at Kearney (UNK) worked with BWBR and KWK Architects to design a new replacement residence hall and a renovation of the existing Martin Hall.
The designs of both residence halls increase flexibility, with floor plans that allow spaces to adapt to changing populations each school year. Amenities are more inclusive, progressive, and equitable so that the fraternities and sororities can better support their members, educational experiences, and community service goals. Both residence halls will be able to house more than 120 beds, one chapter room per community in the basement level, a great room on the main level, and covered exterior spaces so that the chapters can easily interact.
Designed in collaboration with KWK Architects.
Size: 43,074 sq. ft. new residence hall; 42,390 sq. ft. Martin Hall renovation
Components: Transformed Martin Residence Hall with 120 student beds and two residence hall director beds; a new residence hall with 124 student beds; covered exterior student spaces; community green space that connects the residence halls to the established student union space; each chapter has a large lounge and a study space; a community clubhouse area centered on a great room renovation in Martin Hall; updated ADA compliance
Scheduled Completion: 2023