Kennedy Center For Theatre And Studio Arts

The new Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts is right across from Machado and Silvetti Associates’ Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, which was also recently finished. These two new buildings, along with the Molly Root House, designed by McKim Mead and White, and the new lawn and pond, designed by Reed Hildebrand as part of the MSA team, constitute a very prominent new arts quad at Hamilton College.

Project’s Location And Design

Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts / Machado and Silvetti Associates,© Anton Grassl_ESTO

The Theatre and Studio Arts building is situated on the site’s southern edge and was built to shape and frame views of an internal grass that slowly descends down to the pond in the centre. The Romano Flexible Theatre, the project’s tallest piece, is situated at the top of the hill to provide a visual link between the new structure and the historic Hamilton College campus on the opposite side of College Hill Road. Porosity is an important aspect of inclusive design. The project’s location and design take into account pedestrian and vehicular access from existing campus walkways and roads, as well as circulation through and around the new building.

Students and professors from all majors and departments actively use the new buildings and surrounding landscape at Hamilton College, where theatre and the visual arts are interwoven into all disciplines within the broader liberal arts programme. To support this interdisciplinary programme, the Kennedy Center combines classrooms, studios, faculty offices, performance venues, and technical workshops into a single 24-hour complex. The structure houses two-dimensional, three-dimensional, and four-dimensional art studios, as well as theatre programme spaces, in a facility with cutting-edge ventilation technologies, adjustable natural light, loading dock and freight elevator access, and classrooms and stomping grounds.

Variety Of Studios, Classrooms And Workshop Spaces

Kennedy Center for Theatre and the Studio Arts / Machado and Silvetti Associates,© Anton Grassl_ESTO

The project will provide a variety of studios, classrooms, and workshop spaces to support the College’s wide spectrum of studio and digital arts programmes. The new Theatre and Studio Arts Building brings these programmes together under one roof in a facility with cutting-edge ventilation systems, adjustable natural light, loading dock and freight elevator access, and classrooms and storage spaces specifically designed to accommodate Hamilton’s unique visual arts curriculum. The concept includes 2D studio spaces on the second floor with natural light, as well as 3D sculpture studios and supporting workshops on the lower level with heavy tools and facilities.


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