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Barton College Studio Theatre in Wilson, North Carolina by Clark Nexsen

May 21st, 2013 by Sanjay Gangal

Article source: Clark Nexsen

The Barton College Studio 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.

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  • Architects: Clark Nexsen (formerly Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee)
  • Project: Barton College Studio Theatre
  • Location: Theatre in Wilson, North Carolina, USA
  • Photography: JWest Productions / Mark Herboth
  • Client: Barton College
  • Project Team: Jeffrey Lee, Irvin Pearce, Rob Harkey, Henry Newell
  • Size: 12,000 SF / 200 seats
  • Completion: 2009
  • Software: Revit

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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.

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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.

Image Courtesy © Mark Herboth

Image Courtesy © JWest Productions

Image Courtesy © JWest Productions

Image Courtesy © JWest Productions

Image Courtesy © Mark Herboth

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