Brooks Village Fact SheetFeb. 3, 2006
Contact: Lori Fogleman (254) 710-6275
The new Brooks Village will accommodate 700 students in two new residential quadrangles:
Brooks College is proposed as a traditional residential college, offering 384 students across all disciplines the opportunity to live and learn in a community that is faculty-led. Brooks College will be open to freshmen, as well as upper class students.
Brooks Flats will accommodate 316 upper class students in apartment-style living similar to that in the recently completed North Village on the Baylor campus.
The estimated cost to build Brooks Village is $42.8 million.
The total square footage of the project is estimated at 252,163 square feet. Brooks College is estimated at 122,600 square feet, while Brooks Flats is estimated at 129,563 square feet.
An 800-car parking garage will be constructed to accommodate the needs of residents living on the south side of the Baylor campus. The parking garage cost is estimated at $8.3 million.
Key Design Features of Brooks Village:
Framed views of historic Pat Neff Hall from the site and the interior public spaces
New Brooks Arch, incorporating a distinctive architectural element from Brooks Hall
Traditional Oxbridge Quadrangles to serve Brooks College and Brooks Flats
Existing healthy trees incorporated into a tree-lined path, connecting all residents to the green spaces and the core campus
Incorporation of the Brooks bust from the existing Brooks Hall
An academic walkway
Brooks College Seal and a Brooks Flats Seal
Enhanced Minglewood Bowl
Features in Brooks Residential College
Traditional student rooms in single and double occupancy with semi-private baths
1 Resident Faculty
1 Resident Chaplain
12 Community Leaders
Great Hall; Dining Room
Library and Resource Center
Seminar and Classroom
Group Study Rooms
Junior and Senior Commons Rooms
Features in Brooks Residential Flats
Apartment 'flats'; four students to an apartment in single and double occupancy bedrooms
Social Lounge Space
Hall Director Apartment
Features in Parking Garage
Four-level parking garage with room for 800 vehicles
Located, from east to west, between the Stacy Riddle Forum and Waco Creek, and from north to south between Eighth to Ninth streets
Architecture similar to the East Campus Parking Garage
4,500-square-feet of retail space
5,500-square-feet of office space
Why is the Brooks Village an important part of Baylor's vision?
Enhances the learning environment
Moves Baylor toward a stronger residential campus
Increases Baylor's ability to attract and retain top students
Expands student life programming
What is a Residential College, and what is Baylor's model designed to do?
Add to the diversity of residential options afforded to students;
Create a cohesiveness and intimacy of a small school, while still enjoying the cultural, scholarly and spiritual resources of a large university;
Encourage students to pursue a three- or four-year on-campus living experience within a unique residential community;
Foster a heightened sense of community through a common dining experience and unique community spaces such as a Great Hall, Chapel, Library and Junior and Senior Commons Rooms; and,
Provide a culture that fosters academic excellence, intensive faculty-student interaction and a rich student community steeped in Baylor tradition.