Southwestern's first sustainable building, Joe S. Mundy Hall is nestled into the hillside next to the Physical Plant.
Mundy Hall was opened in 2004 to handle short-term office and classroom needs, and to provide a temporary relocation facility for staff and faculty in other buildings. In addition to classrooms and offices on the first floor, Mundy's second floor features an open area designed for flexible use during renovations. In the long term the building will serve as shops, storage and offices for Physical Plant.
Some of Mundy Hall's sustainable features include: waterless urinals, high fly‐ash content concrete, recyclable metal roof and siding, Classroom and office lighting designed to take advantage of natural light and flexible lighting level switches, native landscape and drought tolerant plants.