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The Baughman Center consists of two separate buildings:
a 1,500-sq. ft. pavilion and a 1,000-sq. ft. administrative
The pavilion has fixed bench seating that accommodates
96 people. The exterior walls are made of natural Florida
cypress stained to reflect its natural surrounding and
grooved vertically to represent individual tree trunks.
The roof system is fabricated of tongue-
and-groove yellow pine and copper to
reflect the ancient materials of
medieval cathedrals. The front
door is reminiscent of ancient
gothic doorways and is
comprised of maple with inlaid
gothic patterns in cherry and
an ornamental architrave of
The interior materials are
painted structural steel and
stained southern yellow pine
planking. The pavilion is
oriented so that the dominant
axis coincides with sunrise and
sunset at the summer solstice.
The building's cross section is reminiscent of ancient
basilican cathedrals, complete with three aisles and a
sloping roof. The floor is travertine marble.
The administrative building contains a staff office,
conference room, men's and women's restroom facilities,
and the mechanical room for both buildings.
The pavilion is open to the public for private contemplation
Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Friday
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. except for University of Florida holidays.
The administration building is open Monday through
Thursday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
except for University of Florida holidays.
The Baughman Center is available to rent for private,
commercial or non-profit events during non-meditation
hours. Reservations for weddings and other ceremonies are
limited to Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.
*Hours and rental information subject to change.
PO Box 112548 Gainesville, FL 32611-2548
(352) 294-0049 fax (352) 294-0050