Baylor University Research and Innovation Collaborative
When Baylor University, Texas State Technical College, and local businesses joined forces to create a regional center for economic innovation, they sought a design team with a very particular set of skills. They needed a one-of-a-kind place whose look and feel captured the spirit of the center’s mission, but also one that supported its activities from the outside in.
We transformed an obsolete General Tire manufacturing facility into a high-tech, multi-disciplinary center for outside-the-box thinking and discovery. The Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC) brings together graduate research programs in electrical and mechanical engineering, technology training, and workforce development under one roof to promote the exchange of information and ideas. Designed to facilitate collaboration across a cross-section of students, faculty, researchers, and business leaders, BRIC serves as a hub for knowledge-building, idea incubation, and business acceleration.
Kevin Karr, Baylor Senior Project Manager
The naturally day-lit atria and gallery spaces serve to connect the various occupants while, at the same time, fostering collaboration. Shared services and amenities such as stairs, meeting rooms, and break-out spaces are strategically located within these open spaces to encourage interaction and to support research.