One-Stop Shop: The Student Services Building
Oct. 20, 2010
The Student Services Building borders the mall immediately south of the Student Union.
UT Dallas Dedications
The Student Services Building is a one-stop center that houses many of the primary departments that students need to do business during the course of their relationship with UT Dallas.
The four-story building also includes large common areas, enabling current and prospective students to meet with advisers and staff members and to work with one another in informal settings.
SSB has a limestone façade that appears to float from various vantage points within. The architect designed the facility as a LEED Platinum Building, which means it’s been developed with the highest level of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification that a building can achieve.
Most importantly, the building was largely a student-driven initiative.
“From the beginning, our students worked closely with President Daniel, me and other administrators, and eventually approved a referendum to add a $71 fee to their own tuition that would make their dream a reality,” said Darrelene Rachavong, vice president for Student Affairs. “In doing so, they ushered a proposal that could have taken years to develop to reality in just a few years.”
The artfully designed façade makes the building appear to float when viewed from various vantage points.
|The building is designed to be certified as LEED Platinum, the highest energy- savings rating available.|
SSB at a Glance
Budget: $27.5 million
Construction: began April 2009, completed summer 2010, occupied fall 2010
Space: Four levels; 74,000 gross square feet
Architect: Busby, Perkins and Will
Contractor: Hill & Wilkinson
Offices (partial list):