Architect Drawing

Hill + Swart Architects, Inc.

3601 Sandman, Suite 270
Houston, Texas 77098
P: 713.729.0766

Farish Hall

Farish Hall

Upon the success of the Kiva Renovations Project, the University contracted Hill & Swart to continue the programming and design of main lobbies, elevator lobby, and stair pods from ground through fourth floors that surround the Kiva. The original building is an octagonal plan with 4 similar entrances and lobbies.


Design solution was two fold: 1) to define the approach to different spaces through a hierarchy of lobbies and corridors; and 2) to orient the end users by distinctly defining different lobbies and pods through the use of distinct sets of color schemes.


For example, one pod has a yellow theme, and first floor of the stairwell uses a darker yellow hue, and as one moves up the floors, the yellow hue gets lighter and lighter.