DTS Facilities Assessments - Dallas, TX
Size: 800,000 sq. ft.
Firm's Role: Master Planning
McCarthy Architecture partnered with the Dallas Theological Seminary to perform an exhaustive Facilities Assessment Analysis that ultimately led to the framework for a campus master plan. The facilities assessment was a collaborative effort that allowed McCarthy Architecture to view the campus culture at length as all staff and faculty departments were interviewed. This formed the basis to create a comprehensive package of information that became the foundational tool to direct a calculated response to growth. In the process of investigating needs, existing use and efficiencies, campus standards were developed for office and classroom functions and types.
A set of campus standards was developed for the institution. Going forward, campus growth could be accommodated according to a hierarchy of interior spaces formulated from the assessment. Reorganizing existing offices and other work spaces to meet the new criteria created a more diverse use of space and at the same time eliminated the politics of space. The outcome was a real time document that literally accounted for every staff member and every space on campus.