Kansas City Art Institute
Barbara Marshall Residence Hall

New residence hall dedicated at Kansas City Art Institute

Jan. 16, 2020
The 244-bed Barbara Marshall Residence Hall will open later this month.

The Kansas City Art Institute in Kansas City, Mo., will welcome students later this month to its new 244-bed residence hall.

The Barbara Marshall Residence Hall is a 244-bed facility that has been designed to look beyond traditional student housing models and nurture the creativity and well-being of art students.

It features double-occupancy semi-suites with private baths and comfortable gathering spaces, plus a student gallery, large living room and gaming center.

On the first floor of the building is the school's first-ever student union, the Sherman Family Student Union. Also part of the project is a student dining center and a cafe.

The residence hall is scheduled to open Jan. 27.

The Kansas City Star reports that the art institute's old student housing is being gutted and will be converted into studio and academic space for the institute’s fastest growing programs: animation and illustration.

The project architects are Helix Architecture + Design and Christopher Carvell Architects, and the contractor is JE Dunn Construction.

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