Over the past five years, Texas Christian University (TCU) has been on a mission to renovate or replace nearly every residence hall on its campus.  Last month, the University broke ground on the newest component of this vision: the Greek Village.

Phase I of the Greek Village includes seven houses, which will hold a combined 13 sorority chapters and two fraternity chapters.  Construction was scheduled so that students will move into the new houses in time for the Fall 2017 semester.  At that time their former houses will be demolished to make way for Phase II, which includes four additional houses to accommodate ten fraternity chapters.  Once finished, the Greek Village will house all 25 of the University’s Greek chapters in one place and will also feature a colonnade monument in recognition of the “Divine Nine” historically black Greek letter organizations that don’t have enough members to fill an entire facility.

Among the most challenging aspects of the project was the site’s continuous five percent slope.  Despite the topographical challenges, the design team ensured full accessibility and also created an inviting outdoor environment for the students.  The village will feature large party patios for grilling out, abundant open space and outdoor study areas, and a 45 ft. obelisk honoring all the Greek Chapters.

The new Greek Village is part of the larger residential area of campus known as Worth Hills, which houses both Greek and non-Greek students.  The revitalization of Worth Hills began with the construction of Clark, Marion, and Hays residence halls, and also includes a new dining hall and parking garage.  A future phase calls for another large residence hall.  RVi is proud to be working in collaboration with KSQ Architects on the entire Worth Hills development and with The Beck Group for construction of the Greek Village.

You can read more about the Greek Village project in the recent article by Fort Worth Business.Photo2

Worth Hill Village Master Plan

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Greek Village
Rendering courtesy of KSQ Architects

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Divine Nine Monument
Rendering courtesy of KSQ Architects