Southern Baptist Theological Seminary – Mullins Residence Hall

Touches of soft, indirect lighting — ignite a communal atmosphere of worship and learning.

This classical example of Collegiate Georgian architecture blends old tradition and new ambition, transforming an old administrative center into a hip dormitory for its students. The re-use and re-purpose of the historic building unites two generations of academics, separated by nearly 100 years of tradition.

Indirect lighting was used liberally in all living spaces in fresh ways to make the spaces feel larger and at the same time, provide the soft light necessary for quiet contemplation. In the public and social areas, withdrawn, direct lighting was designed to reinforce spaces that retained a Georgian style, while introducing modern and stylish low-voltage halogen track and pendant fixtures to compliment chic spaces like the new student lounge.

Project Highlights

• Designed to a very compressed project schedule & limited budget
• Fluorescent, low-voltage halogen light sources


Michael Winstanley Architects & Planners


Project Background

• 125,000 square feet
• 350 student beds

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