Spartan Village at Missouri Baptist University reflects a new direction in student housing that includes a friendly, supportive atmosphere that is enhanced by dormitories with porches, balconies, and engaging outdoor spaces. The design is an example of new urbanism approach, influenced by a southern living style reflecting the University’s vision. A choice of living arrangements provides the right fit for every student. The new housing is supported by a renovated dining hall, a central lounge area, a nurse's office, and a shared laundry facility. A tree shaded walkway bordered by inviting places to stop and chat forms the primary means of movement for students from the residential area into the core of the campus. The result is contemporary student housing that encourages collaboration while assuring a safe and private living environment.