Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Mullins Hall

Louisville, KY

Quick Facts: 

Client: Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Market: Residential, Academic

Size: 125,000 sq ft

Services: Architecture, Interiors

Project Team: Winstanley Architects and Planners

The master plan of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary included the expan­sion and relocation of Boyce College, the seminary’s undergraduate feeder program, into the main fabric of the Seminary’s main campus designed by James Gamble Rogers. The principal thrust of the relocation was the renovation of the Mullins Complex to house 350 residents, the Boyce College Administra­tion and faculty.

Mullins Complex is approximately 125,000 square feet creating a “Residential College” nested in the predominantly Graduate-level Seminary. The final building will house 350 beds, student lounges, the Boyce College administration, faculty offices and meeting space. The historic importance of Mullins Hall is founded in the lineage of this building in the career of James Gamble Rogers. The build­ing represents one of the purest examples of Rogers’ interest in the Collegiate Georgian style which allowed Rogers in the 1920s to connect these emerging large-scale institu­tional university buildings to the cultural prec­edent of smaller scale American structures.