Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Welcome Center

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Project Description


The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary was in need of a building where visitors and new students alike could arrive, obtain information and orient themselves with Southern Baptist beliefs and ideals. Translating this need, the design team restructured the architecture of the main building, turning it into a Welcome Pavilion to honor the Seminary’s 150th anniversary. Remarkably, the entire facility, from design to occupancy, was completed in 12 months.

Key project features include:

  • A thirty-foot wide by forty-foot tall dome, which is the focal point of the Pavilion and was designed to create a presence.
  • The Pavilion, which is clad in a Flemish Bond custom brick blend, creating a seamless transition from old to new.
  • An entrance hall featuring stone inlay floors, wood paneling and custom lighting solutions.
  • New admissions offices and an overlook, providing stunning views of the campus.
Year Completed
Louisville, KY

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