Spencer Center for Global & Civic Engagement

Mary Baldwin University

Staunton, Virginia


GBR Architects created a dynamic and flexible space to house the college’s newly created Spencer Center for Civic and Global Engagement. The Center provides a resource to engage and challenge students to seek out service opportunities locally, nationally and abroad. The program also focuses on bringing students from diverse backgrounds into the Mary Baldwin community.


The location for the center is at a prominent node along the primary campus pedestrian spine. The design of the center radiates from a central display and gathering space that provides for a variety of exhibits, events, seminars and student gatherings. This central space is supplemented by small meeting and study spaces as well as office space for Spencer Center staff.