Michael Winstanley Architects & Planners (MWAP) is pleased to announce the recognition by two leading organizations of the renovation of the James Gamble Rogers Mullins Hall Complex at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS) in Louisville, Kentucky. The awards include an American Institute of Architects (AIA) Kentucky Chapter Merit Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, a Citation for Residence Halls from American School and University Magazine (ASU) in their 2015 School Portfolio and a Special Citation from ASU for their 2015 Educational Interiors Showcase. The AIA award was announced at the annual AIA Ohio Valley Region Awards Luncheon on October 12, 2015, in Columbus, Ohio. The American School & University Special Citation was announced in the August issue of the American School & University Magazine, and the School Portfolio Citation will be published in the November issue.
Mullins Complex is home to the new residences and administrative space for Boyce College, a feeder school for the SBTS. The project is the first phase of the SBTS master plan. It spans approximately 125,000 square feet and was one of the original buildings on the Rogers and Olmsted designed campus. The completion of the project creates a “Residential College” nested in the predominantly Graduate-level seminary.
The final building houses 350 beds in a quadruple suite arrangement, allowing for both doubles and singles adjacent to common space. There are student lounges scattered throughout the building. A student recreation center was also created which includes a lounge, an amphitheater, a recording studio, a climbing wall and two student kitchen/dining areas. In the building wings and facing the main quadrangle, the Boyce College administration is located in two suites.
MWAP recently completed the new campus master plan for the seminary, and Mullins Hall Complex is one of several buildings by James Gamble Rogers on the Olmsted designed campus. Other plans for improvement on the campus include the creation of a new loop road, the renovation of the Centennial Library, and future expansion of Boyce College into a new western quadrangle.