Baylor Unveils Panhellenic Building Model March 17

March 11, 1997

A scale model of the proposed Baylor Panhellenic Building will be unveiled at noon Monday, March 17, in Room 14 of the Mary Gibbs-Jones Family and Consumer Sciences Building on the Baylor University campus. In addition to the building model, a to-scale prototype of one of the building's nine meeting rooms will be displayed.

The models were designed as an outside class project by seniors in the interior design program in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Students in the program previously had designed models for the local Compassionate Ministries homeless shelter as well as four African-American Baptist churches.

"By being active in community projects like these, we can show that the interior design program can promote Baylor's mission," said Dr. Lucia DeBauge, assistant professor of family and consumer sciences. "We also can benefit Baylor because these interior design students, by putting their energies into the design of the building, establish strong ties to the university that aren't easily broken. Hopefully, these students will support Baylor through the years."

The Panhellenic Building will house meeting rooms for Baylor's sororities that are members of the National Panhellenic Council. The building also will contain a computer lab, an office, storage and an apartment for a caretaker. Encompassing 55,000 square feet, the three-story building will be located at 1230 South Ninth Street. Projected cost of the Panhellenic Building is estimated at $5 million.

For more information, contact Kathy Hillman, associate professor and acquisitions librarian, at 755-2112.

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