ARCHITECTS and ENGINEERS

Reaching Higher: Planning Arts Facilities for Changing Student Expectations

The renovated Janet Wallace Fine Arts Center has created a campus focus for the arts at Macalester College in St. Paul. 

INTRODUCTION

Performing and visual arts programs have long jostled for new or improved spaces on college campuses. They often find themselves competing with capital campaigns promoting state-of-the-art student centers, STEM classrooms and labs, athletic facilities, and amenity-rich student housing that promises to give one campus the competitive edge over another. Thus, college arts programs are frequently housed in aged and makeshift buildings.

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Topics: Education, Arts & Culture

Hope College: Bridging Town and Gown Opportunities

The Jack H. Miller Center for Musical Arts at Hope College in Holland, Michigan, reflects a growing trend among colleges to share educational and cultural resources with their hometown. By working together, campus and town can plan facilities that benefit curriculum and community needs. The following three points detail how Hope College created an exceptional new Music Hall that enriches the campus and Holland.

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Topics: Education, Arts & Culture

Ideas

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