Baylor University Carlile Geology Research Annex
Waco, Texas6,400 SFBeck – Architect Beck – Construction
The Carlile Geology Research Building, located adjacent to the Baylor Sciences Building, includes specialty equipment and facilities supporting the Geology Department and its programs. Baylor University wanted the new facility to match the existing building as closely as possible so that it would not appear to be an afterthought. Beck’s design and construction team created a building that flows seamlessly with the existing building and the rest of campus. Because the building houses geology labs, numerous sources of water were needed as well as means and methods to remove the water and collect sediment to alleviate drain problems. In addition to the specialized laboratories, the Carlile building includes sample storage facilities and geophysical equipment for work in applied seismology, gravity, magnetic, and electrical methods.