Earlham College Center for Visual and Performing Arts

Schuler Shook completed studies for Earlham College’s noted programs in Art, Music and Theatre in 2012.  Studies included the examination of new construction options for multiple performance and rehearsal spaces as well as adaptive re-use of a choral rehearsal room into a Studio Theatre.

The College selected the best model to support its programs, a plan that resulted in a core residence for the arts.  Design moved forward with Schuler Shook providing theatre consulting services and technical systems design for the new, 47,000 SF Center for Visual and Performing Arts. 

Theatre planning and technical systems design services encompassed the visual art studios and classrooms, faculty offices for the Art, Music and Theatre facilities, music practice rooms, ensemble rehearsal rooms, a 250-seat music hall that serves as both a rehearsal hall and performance hall for the music program, and a 120-seat studio theatre. 

The project achieved LEED Gold certification.

Location

Richmond, IN

Architect

Bora Architects