Designed by Hopkins Architects, North College Redevelopment – Rice University is located in Houston, United States. The colleges were designed to preserve as much as possible the green spaces around them and conceived in the tradition of collegiate quadrangle arrangements. Shaded arcades around all the new buildings carefully weave together the spaces of each individual college with the existing tree-lined walks of the campus that provide such an integral order to the original Cram, Goodhue & Ferguson plan.
Since the 30′s. the University Campus has been developed as Faculty and Administration Buildings and as a series of Residential Colleges. Hopkins Architects were commissioned to design two new colleges, McMurtry and Duncan, on the northern part of the Campus, each an independent entity, but sharing common kitchen and dining facilities. The two new colleges provide a total of approximately 400 rooms, housing up to 650 students, with approximately 115,000 sq ft in each college.