Gallery: Rice University’s New LEED Gold Dorms Feature Prefab Bathroom ...

As part of a larger redevelopment project for Rice University in Houston, Texas, two new LEED gold-certified college dorms were built to house 650 students. The McMurtry College and Duncan College dormitory buildings each stand five stories tall and contain their own dining hall. As a way to achieve economies of scale and an economical design, Hopkins Architects worked with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas to design prefabricated bathroom pods, which featured plug-and-play connections to hook them into the building's utilities. These pod bathrooms help reduce waste and they are more energy-efficient than standard facilities.

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