The Brockman Foundation provided the funding for the design and construction of the A. Eugene Brockman Residential Commons at Centre College, a nationally-ranked private liberal arts college in Danville, Kentucky.
Named for the late businessman and philanthropist who settled the charitable trust that supports the Foundation’s activities, Brockman Residential Commons provides housing for 124 upper-year students in six apartment-style townhouses.
The facility opened for the beginning of the 2012-13 academic year and was dedicated during the college’s Homecoming Weekend in October, 2012.
Importantly, Brockman Residential Commons allows more students to live closer to the heart of the nearly 150-acre Centre College campus, and supports Centre’s goal of remaining highly residential as it grows its student body.
- Facility Opened: 2012 Academic Year
- Students Housed: 124
Today, some 98 per cent of Centre students live on campus and school officials report that securing a living space in Brockman Residential Commons is highly coveted.
Centre also makes Brockman Residential Commons available to Centre alumni who visit the campus during the summer for the school’s alumni college programme.
Designed by St. Louis-based architects Hastings & Chivetta, and constructed on a four-acre footprint that was formerly a parking lot, Brockman Residential Commons meets the United States Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) standards.