Baylor University North Village
Waco, Texas235,000 SFBeck – ConstructionHanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company – Architect
The North Village Residential Community was the first new residential community built at Baylor in nearly 40 years. This project began a more than 10 year process by the university to transform its on-campus living program by enhancing the total social and relational environment. Leading the project team as design-build contractor, Beck built three, 4-story student residence buildings to house 600 students. Each building, University House, Texana House and Heritage House, has its own distinct culture, along with a common study, laundry and lounge areas. Units are designed to feel like an apartment. Each suite has its own private bathroom and several offer private kitchens. A separate single-story Community Center on the property provides study areas, classrooms, meeting rooms, a café and a lounge. Reflecting the faith roots of Baylor University, the theme of spirituality is present throughout the design of the North Village, encompassing construction methods, building adornments, stained glass windows and the naming of the buildings. A Spiritual Walkway lined with carefully selected Bible verses – many contributed by members of the student body – winds its way throughout the North Village.