North Village & Brooks Village Student Housing
Baylor University's leadership desired communities that would integrate academic, social, and spiritual growth for their students, and with that commitment, restructured both its administration and its residential environments. To help achieve the University's vision, Hanbury conducted rigorous design charrettes with the university community to define these projects' character and integration into the campus plan. Two communities evolved: North Village and Brooks Village.
The North Village, home to engineering and science students, includes three “houses” accommodating 600 students and resident faculty. A community center includes study space, a café, and civic space. Brooks Village is home to Brooks College, Baylor’s first residential college, and includes traditional components: a great hall, junior and senior commons, a faculty residence, and a chapel. The college also includes a library and resource center, group study rooms, and classrooms. It houses 700 undergraduate students, accommodated on two adjacent sites.
Hanbury took special care to plan and design the Villages with distinct identities. Symbolism throughout communicates belonging, and connects spiritual life to everyday life.
“Hanbury's intentionality, economic efficiency, creativity, and purposeful attention to our history made our projects transformative for our university.”
Frank Shushok, Jr., Ph.D., Former Dean of Student Learning & Engagement