Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

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Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

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Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

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Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

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Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

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Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

Baylor Rosenbalm Fountain and 5th Street Promenade

Located at the intersection of 5th street and Fountain Mall, the 11.5 acre 5th Street renovation project brings new life to the heart of the Baylor University campus.  Built with a generous donation by Dr. Thomas Rosenbalm, the existing curb and gutter roadway of 5th Street is transformed into a tree-lined human scale walkway, providing an important pedestrian connection between east and west campus. Sited on the axis of Fountain Mall and Pat Neff Hall, a grand plaza and fountain form a center of circulation and interaction. Groves of Elm Trees frame the plaza, which serves as a crossroads for movement, while also providing a variety of seating opportunities.  A large basin-less fountain provides the major identity for Fountain Mall. The fountain’s water effects, choreographed jets shooting up to 60’ in the air, draw users into the plaza from afar. The street, plaza, and fountain provide space and function for a variety of campus events held each year including the Homecoming Parade, Christmas on 5th Street, and Dia del Oso, among others.

Location: Waco, TX

OJB Role: Project Lead and Landscape Architect

Team: Walker Partners, Fountain Source, Matrix Structural, Stanley Consultants, Carter Design Group, Minor Design