Our Lady of the Lake University, located just west of downtown San Antonio, is expanding and adding a new dormitory, the first in nearly 15 years. The new dorm project is a 93,538-gross-square-foot, four-story, wood-frame structure on a concrete slab foundation anchored by driven steel piles. The new dormitory will be comprised of 65 total units, with either two or four beds, housing a total of 234 beds.
Features of the building will include a brick façade that matches the existing campus building veneers, with stucco and HardieTrim elements intertwined, student laundry facilities, an adjacent amenity building that will host a robust fitness center, and a large landscaped and irrigated courtyard featuring a volleyball court. The project is sited on a 5.35-acre lot that will be upgraded with a new paved parking lot. Additional scope of work includes the upgrading and renovation an existing off-site parking lot, and the addition of an extensive ornamental fence around the on-campus lake. Completion time is 13 months in order to facilitate student move-ins in August 2017.
In pursuing this project, Jordan Foster worked closely with Alamo Architects in San Antonio, the Architect and Construction Manager, and will continue to do so throughout the project. The project is slated to begin June 15th.