This LEED Silver certified project includes Haertter Hall for the Performing Arts/Assembly and an Athletic Center.
The 53,000 sq. ft. Haertter Hall sits on the footprint of the outdoor pool and the grassy area to its west. The current Haertter Hall will remain standing during construction to minimize interruptions. The new building will be a smart building meeting the specific acoustical needs of the music and theatre programs. Designed with a main floor and balcony, the building seats 700 students and faculty for morning assemblies and major productions. The balcony can be closed off to create a more intimate space for smaller productions and meetings. The building will also include a black box theatre, costume storage, dressing rooms, a scene shop, a dance studio, a band room, a choral room, music storage and rehearsal rooms.
The 60,000-sq. ft. athletic center includes a multi-level gymnasium to accommodate 600 to 800 spectators, a weight room and fitness center with cardio equipment. The new athletic center also has locker room space for visiting teams and officials, additional lockers for varsity athletes and coaches, team meeting rooms, office space and equipment rooms.
The Cissel Center and Commons was renovated as well. The bookstore, the college counseling office, several other offices and conference rooms will be moved to the Cissel Center. The Quadrangle was reoriented on an east-west axis and expanded three-fold to provide more green space in the center of campus for students and a venue for community gatherings.