West Hall is located in a cluster of residence halls on the east side of campus and houses academic scholarship students including members of the Chancellor’s Leadership Corps. The new hall was built to promote camaraderie. The pod-style residences include two sides – one for men and one for women. On each floor, rooms housing two students each surround a common area, which includes a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a family-style dining room table, flat-screen televisions, and laundry and baths.
Project Financing & Timeline
This $23 million project was funded by a $30 million bond issue recommended by the UA Little Rock Board of Visitors and approved by UA Trustees in October 2009. The project began in March 2010, and it was completed in July 2011.
- Building Contractor: Baldwin and Shell
- Architectural Firm: Witsell Evans Rasco Architects/Planners
- Engineering Firms: Bernhard TME
West Hall received LEED® New Construction Gold Certification status from the U.S. Green Building Council. It also received the ASID Excellence in Design Silver Award.