Women’s Residence Hall
As the need for campus housing increased with enrollment, Missouri Baptist University sought to develop its first new residence hall since the original construction in the 1970’s. The University saw the opportunity to create a safe, comfortable environment, where students could live, study and socialize. Durable materials, a residential look and efficient layout were essential to the success of the project.
The solution provides for a central “social” core, flanked by two wings of suite-configured living spaces. The first floor core contains a lounge and game room, both of which can be monitored from a security station near the entry. Living suites are arranged so that students in two rooms share a common toilet and shower. All rooms are equipped with data connections, facilitating computer and Internet access. The upper level contains an additional lounge, as well as a resident director’s apartment. Masonry hallways, pre-cast plank floor structure and brick veneer construction provide a durable, low maintenance and attractive building that will serve as the prototype for future Missouri Baptist Residence Halls.