Muskingum University, Walter HallNew Concord, Ohio
Muskingum University is located on a campus of rolling hills and ridges in New Concord, Ohio. The buildings on campus all exhibit a similarity in exterior material and have the same ubiquitous terra cotta tile roofing. This new 21,000 SF building for the music department sits on a ridge looking north over a campus lake and back to the town on the south. Site improvements organize circulation between the new building’s prominent neighbors while creating a focal point for the main gateway to the campus from the town. It contains teaching studios and recital spaces as well as faculty offices and support space. The exterior follows the prescribed campus palette and materiality while incorporating contemporary volumes and details sustainable strategies such as the design’s prodigious use of daylighting, and incorporating locally produced materials reduced the building’s carbon footprint. The project was a joint venture with designLAB architects of Boston with Jaffe Holden of Connecticut as acoustic consultant.
Construction Cost: $9,700,000