University of Arkansas Maple Hill Residence Hall


July, 2008


Fayetteville, Arkansas


University of Arkansas Fayetteville


WER Architects/Planners


330,000 sf

The Maple Hill Residence Hall was constructed in two phases over 30 months, and features a comprehensive residential curriculum program aimed at promoting academic success and citizenship.

Phase I, Maple Hill West and Maple Hill East is a coed facility housing approximately 700 students and staff. Maple Hill offers modern amenities including private study space, a fireplace lounge, a small laundry and kitchenettes on each floor. Students live in double rooms in one- and two-bedroom suites, with cable TV and individual network connections in each room. Additional amenities include a compartmentalized bathroom and an entry foyer that gives access to bedrooms and the bath. Fourth-floor suites on the perimeter of the building also include a loft living room.

Phase II of this dormitory project is a 110,000 SF building that houses 320 students. It is built with a combination post-tensioned concrete and load-bearing metal stud structural system that had a guaranteed price before groundbreaking. The bottom floor is slab on grade with a maze of continuous footings underneath the load-bearing walls. The second floor plate is a post-tensioned concrete transfer slab opening up space on the first floor for large multipurpose classrooms and retail areas. The prefab exterior walls were insulated in the shop, and the exterior veneer includes brick and cementitious siding.

To maintain the “house” look, the building has a high-pitched roof covered with asphalt shingles and large air handler units within the attic space. Fan cooling units are located in each four-person suite.


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