Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Mullins Complex

Louisville, Kentucky

Mullins Complex was one of two important buildings that were part of the original Southern Baptist Theological Seminary campus designed by James Gamble Rogers and Olmstead Brothers in 1929. The restoration of the building and relocation of the seminary’s Boyce College to the center of campus create a “residential college” nested in a ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$130.00CITATIONSpecial CitationFEATURED IN2015 Educational Interiors ShowcaseINTERIOR CATEGORYResidence Halls/Lounges graduate-level seminary. As part of the first completed project of the seminary’s master plan, the building houses Boyce College’s residences, student lounges, faculty and administration.

The final building houses 350 beds in a four-person suite arrangement that provides for both doubles and singles adjacent to the suite’s common spaces. Student lounges are scattered throughout the building. The Boyce College administration and faculty are situated in two wings facing the main quadrangle.

The student center has lounges, an amphitheater, a recording studio, a climbing wall, two student kitchen/dining areas and conference rooms. The diversity of the space provides a social hub for many interests, and encourages collaboration and exposure to all aspects of student life. The recording studio, with a garage door, is the corner piece of the music-centric seminary; regular concerts bring the campus together.