Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences

Dallas Hall wins LEED gold certification

University, aided by the Beck Group, achieves contemporary sustainability standards in 100-year-old building

DALLAS (SMU) – SMU’s Dallas Hall, the oldest building on a campus known for its distinctive Collegiate Georgian architectural style, is the first academic building on a Texas university campus and only the second 100-year-old building in the United States to achieve LEED Gold Certification for the operation and maintenance of an existing building.

“Southern Methodist University is very active in the LEED program, and we have earned LEED Gold status in the construction of many of our newest buildings,” said Philip Jabour, SMU associate vice president and university architect for the Office of Facilities Planning and Management. “This was an unusual project for us because we were able to certify a building completed in 1915 to meet sustainability standards that didn’t exist when it was new.” READ MORE