a rendering shows an evening view of the southeast side of Dicke Hall
Dicke Hall
A new home for the Humanities

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.


Three photos of construction at Dicke Hall


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.


Jeanna Goodrich Balreira '08 is the director for content strategy for Trinity University Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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