“The Gerry Sisters Five Arts and Student Center” transforms the former two-story Hannah More Art Center into a new and expanded three-story contemporary building cast as a modernist gem on the Ridge. The Center houses the school’s literature, theatre, dance, visual arts and music departments. A centerpiece of the space is a refurbished 330-seat theater featuring new seats, lighting and A/V. Upgrades also include a full-service Health and Wellness Center, additional classroom space for the English Department, and an expanded 1,000 SF Art Gallery. SLAM’s previous work on campus includes the design of The Commons and Redland Café and Dixon Hall, the main Academic Building.
A great education does not happen by itself, and it does not happen without facilities and people. A great education requires enthusiastic and engaged faculty; state-of-the-art classrooms, studios, labs, and practice rooms; and talented students and faculty in cooperation with each other seeking to attain the truth.
This was a truly transformative project for the building and the school. It will provide high quality space for the arts, including a beautifully updated theater, new dance rehearsal space, large gallery, and a welcoming space for students to study and collaborate.