Texas A&M University-Commerce Freshman Student Housing

Commerce, TX

Project Description

This project will provide 490 freshman residences for the rapidly expanding student population of Texas A&M University-Commerce. Students today have different needs and interests than the generations before them. As such, this project is envisioned as a new prototype for new generations with particular emphasis on shared common space throughout the building.

Page drew upon our extensive student housing research efforts to recognize a key correlation between well-defined, evenly-distributed public space and student academic performance. Coupled with the knowledge that freshmen who make strong friendships lead to higher retention rates, Page set about conceiving a building that maximizes chance interactions and provides ample spaces for study and relaxation. Within each floor of the building, groups of dorm rooms, restrooms and living spaces are organized to form communities-within-communities to foster friendship formation.