Lincoln University

Jefferson City,

Student Housing Market Analysis, Program Of Architectural Requirements, And Design Review

In 2006, B&D—as a member of the Moody Nolan design team—was engaged by Lincoln University to plan and design a new residence hall on the Jefferson City campus to improve the on-campus residential experience of the students. It was envisioned that this facility would serve as a recruitment and retention tool for the university as it embarked on a new enrollment management strategy. The new residence hall would serve as a transition for students, providing a greater sense of responsibility and privacy while maintaining the supervision and security that a campus environment affords. We conducted an analysis to determine the appropriate components and unit types for the facility which included a strategic visioning session, focus groups, and preliminary demographic analysis. Our final product was a Program of Architectural Requirements and support to Moody Nolan throughout the design process. It was determined that 300 new beds were required to meet the needs of the existing and future student population. The facility was to be designed for upperclassmen and would offer facilities and amenities nonexistent at the university at the time. Our recommendation was for a suite configuration with the flexibility to be converted into apartment units. As a result, the $12.6 million, 224-bed Sherman D. Scruggs Hall opened in 2008.