Student Learning & Success Center
This hybrid facility will provide a student-focused center of activity for a growing campus as a crossroads of academic collaboration spaces, student support spaces, and a campus gathering hall that opens to internal lobbies and activity courtyards. The University of North Texas Dallas (UNTD) selected Moody Nolan to design their new Student Learning & Success Center, the third major building on their rapidly growing Dallas campus. This new facility is a critical component of the campus master plan and will house four primary departments.
The largest component of the program is the University’s Knowledge Commons, joining an innovative, technology rich and forward-thinking library with the campus placement, testing and tutoring functions necessary to maximize successful outcomes for UNTD students. The second primary component of the program is the University’s Student Access and Success suite, co-locating UNTD’s Student Affairs and Student Enrollment Management teams in a common location, providing students’ with convenient access to these critical support services. The third component of the program is a large, multi-functional event space known as Campus Hall that will provide a dynamic venue for UNTD to host large scale University and community events, while also doubling as additional student lounge and study spaces when not in use. The final component is the University’s Media Studies department, which will provide students with a cutting-edge digital media educational environment.
As UNTD continues to expand and implement their master plan, the Student Learning & Success Center will become the social and educational heart of campus. It will serve as the unofficial Student Center until the enrollment and on-campus housing mass necessary to make such a facility feasible is reached. Moody Nolan has made this secondary function of the facility a significant driver in planning the new facility so that it meets both the immediate and long term needs of the University.