Baylor Regents Approve Next Step in Design Process for Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and InnovationJuly 19, 2013
At its annual July retreat, the Baylor University Board of Regents voted to take significant steps forward on the proposed Paul L. Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which would create a new home for the University's nationally-ranked Hankamer School of Business.
Regents approved $2 million to continue with design of the $100 million, 275,000-square foot Foster Campus for Business and Innovation, which received a historic gift last month from Paul L. Foster, BBA '79, of El Paso. With continued fundraising success, ground could be broken as early as December on property across from the new East Village Residential Community on Bagby Avenue between Third and Fourth streets.
Baylor has been working with Overland Partners of San Antonio to plan the new Foster Campus for the business school. The architectural design features a highly corporate and sustainable business environment, including a centerpiece atrium that will showcase some of the school's signature classrooms, such as the Southwest Securities Financial Markets Center. The design also includes a 350-seat auditorium to accommodate guest lectures and special events, and a variety of classrooms that will incorporate the latest classroom technology for collaborative learning, innovation and problem solving. The new building is expected to expand the school's size by nearly 40 percent.