The Baughman Center is a stunning, elegant contemplation space in the heart of the University of Florida campus. From travertine marble floors to the hardwood paneled ceiling, this is one of the most peaceful, beautiful spots in Gainesville. Recently finishing third in AIA Florida’s Top 100 Buildings Competition, the Baughman Center is designed to bring the picturesque outdoor setting inside, as the soaring windows and delicate natural materials echo the serene Florida surroundings. The Baughman Center is open for private, contemplation on weekdays. On weekends it often hosts private events such as weddings and memorial services. The center consists of 2 buildings, the 1500 square-foot pavilion and a 1000 square-foot administrative building. The pavilion has fixed bench seating accommodating 96 people. The administrative building contains a staff office, a conference/staging room and men and women's restroom facilities.