Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Black Kettle Hall · Residential Hall Renovation
Weatherford · Oklahoma
When Black Kettle Hall, formerly Parker Hall, was discussed for renovation, it had been vacant for nearly a decade. Through many challenges and unexpected structural repairs, MA+ worked closely with SWOSU to redesign the dormitory to create a modern residential hall and provide areas for enhanced student life on campus. Through close cooperation with the Director of Housing and Director of the Physical Plant a plan was created that provided residential suites allowing four students to share restroom facilities within each suite. The building also contains six larger residential advisor rooms, six student lounges, a movie room, game room, conference room, study lounge, RA office and kitchenette. The main entry lobby on the first floor serves as a large lounge and contains a dedication wall to honor the Cheyenne-Arapaho tribes that were the inspiration for the revitalization of Black Kettle Hall.