Arkansas Tech University
Student Residence Hall
Nutt Hall houses 339 residents and is designed from input of several campus groups. Six students, one from each dorm on campus, assisted in the design process by brainstorming in the initial sessions. Students were asked of their experiences living on campus as well as what their impressions, ideas, preferences and dislikes were.
All comments and ideas were written down and repeated in the next sessions to insure responses were accurate. Besides written notes, layouts were designed to represent the different ideas students put forward (i.e., smaller common living room areas with refrigerators and microwaves for wings of the dorm, bathroom configurations, shorter hallways instead of long hallways).
As a result of this process, Nutt Hall is one of the most popular residence halls at Arkansas Tech University.