Hollis+Miller Architects
Avila University

Avila University
Kansas City, MO

The challenge of Avila University‚Äôs  Jeanne Collins Thompson Hall student residence was to develop new apartments for the students in an area of campus which already had very tight site constraints. The final solution was a three-story structure which provided four bedroom apartments. The architectural treatment of the exterior blended well with the campus context which dates back to the early sixties.

This project fronts on the new outdoor student commons area which includes brick pavers, fixed seating and a fire ring  used for student gatherings and social events.

Components of the student residence include:  an upscale student lobby, a computer cafe and a common kitchen galley for students.

29,000 sq. ft.

Avila University