Baylor University Hankamer Cashion Academic Center

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Location: Waco, TX Client: Baylor University Category: Educational Scope: Renovation Services: Architecture / Interior Design

A series of four different buildings built in different years, Hankamer-Cashion was the longtime home of the Baylor Business School. Now home to multiple departments, this project involved the comprehensive renovation of approximately 164,000 square feet. Program space includes the build-out of academic and university department suites; conference room, classroom, and auditorium upgrades; and a series of community clinics equipped with the latest technology. These clinics and labs are an important part of Baylor’s Communication Sciences and Disorders department. The clinics are specifically designed to treat patients with a number of disorders, including phonological; hearing; swallowing and feeding; voice; alternative and augmentative communication; cognitive; and social.

With four buildings merging into one facility, one of the major obstacles was wayfinding and access. The design developed strategies for providing ADA access from one end of the complex to the other. Elevator lobbies were created, elevators were relocated, and elevators were added to meet the goal of facilitating barrier-free connectivity to all levels of the facility.