Baylor University, McLane Student Life Center

Waco, Texas

  • FIRM

    F&S Partners


    Baylor University

  • AREA

    156,000 sq.ft.





The mission of the McLane Student Life Center is to provide a place at Baylor University that will foster a sense of campus community and improve student recruitment and retention. Recognizing the current trend toward wellness consciousness, Baylor set forth a goal to create a building that contains all of its campus facilities for health and fitness.

The facility ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$117.95FEATURED IN2000 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYSpecialized the recreation and fitness center, the wellness center, the student health center and the natatorium. Individual components include a four-court gymnasium for basketball, eight racquetball courts, a 52-foot-high climbing structure, a game room, locker rooms, administrative offices, snack bar, elevated jogging track, aerobics studio, weightroom, pharmacy, health center/outpatient clinic and counseling center.

The natatorium contains a combination fitness/leisure pool designed to attract a range of students with varying interests. Leisure features include a triple-spiral slide, a “lazy river,” bubble couches and a vortex. Complementing the natatorium is a sun deck, and courts for sand volleyball and basketball.

Photographer: ©Craig Blackmon/Blackink Architectural Photography