Whiting-Turner | Marmon Mok (Design/Build Team)

Waco, Texas

In conjunction with Whiting-Turner, Marmon Mok completed a comprehensive design-build renovation of the 60,000 SF Martin Men’s Residence Hall at Baylor University. Originally built in 1954, the 4-story building now houses 265 students within 132 rooms. The project is comprised of extensive finish updates, including full abatement, select demolition of interiors for new program space, and an overhaul of building mechanical, electrical, and plumbing services.

There are 4 lounges including the main lounge area with kitchen and game room, a reception lobby, reflection room, 9 study rooms, a laundry room, and seating area surrounding the entry lobby that has been opened to a two-story volume. The newly created entry lobby allows visual control of the front and back entry doors as well as provide a defined entrance with an appropriate design emphasis. A portion of the floor above has been removed providing the sense of scale needed for the lobby as well as a visual connection between the central activity area and circulation areas above.

A reflection room, resident life director, and hall director offices are located on the main entry level, along with 3 apartments for the Chaplain, Hall Director, and Faculty in Residence. Some interior areas were demolished to allow for the addition of lounges, studies, offices, and apartments, however as much as possible, the individual student room partitions were preserved. All new interior finishes have been applied.

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