At Trinity University, the Humanities have long stood as an integral part of an interdisciplinary liberal arts and sciences education. By Fall 2022, several of Trinity’s Humanities departments will have a dedicated home in a state-of-the-art building that will define a presence for Trinity on Hildebrand Avenue and provide a visible connection to the San Antonio community.
Dicke Hall, part of the broader overall project called the Chapman-Halsell-Dicke Complex, is designed to honor the architectural legacy of O’Neil Ford, who designed Trinity’s current skyline campus, and to maintain the University’s 2018 designation as a National Historic District in the National Register of Historic Places.
The Trinity skyline can be seen beyond the rooftop of Dicke Hall.
In a nod to O’Neil Ford’s tradition of engineering innovation, Dicke Hall will be constructed using a mass-timber structural system.
A combination of aesthetics, structural performance, and opportunity for innovation have allowed mass-timber construction to take root. Biophilic aspects of mass timber construction have been linked to improved health and well-being.
A bird's eye view shows progress on construction on Dicke Hall.