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Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee

  • 01:00 - 19 January, 2012
Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee
Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee, Courtesy of JWest Productions
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  • Architects

  • Location

    Wilson, NC, USA
  • Project Team

    Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey, Henry Newell
  • Client

    Barton College
  • Project Area

    12.000 SF/200 seats
  • Project Year

    2009
  • Photographs

Text description provided by the architects. The Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre establishes a home for a burgeoning theater program at Barton College, a small liberal arts school in eastern North Carolina. Owing to its location on the campus, the theater creates two spaces: one fronts the campus’ iconic chapel, the other works in conjunction with the Fine Arts and Music Building to create an arts quad where theater patrons, actors, and students mingle before and after performances. The shifting asymmetrical wall planes of the building exterior attempt to visually represent the energy and dynamic nature of the theatrical performance. The black box itself is a simple flexible performance and teaching venue allowing great variability in stage and seating configurations. The project addresses both programmatic and spatial complexity on a modest budget.

© Mark Herboth
© Mark Herboth

The glass enclosed lobby offers a generous, light-filled counterpoint to the black box. A series of bypassing brick walls and terraces extend into the courtyard, anchoring the building to the site. Brick used for the project blends in color and texture with the architectural heritage of the campus. A sheltering roof plane extends overhead providing a visual connection and shade for the lobby and outdoor terraces.

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Cite: "Lauren Kennedy and Alan Campbell Theatre / Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee" 19 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <https://www.archdaily.com/198894/lauren-kennedy-and-alan-campbell-theatre-pearce-brinkley-cease-lee/> ISSN 0719-8884
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