Marlboro College Serkin Center


Marlboro, VT
10,000 square feet
2005
Type: Academic / Arts

We designed this teaching and performance building for two distinct academic programs in the arts: dance and music. Each is placed in separate barn-like volume which are linked by a shared lobby and its dramatic canopies. Built on a tight budget, the minimal white volumes are based on the rural agricultural history of the college’s campus.
The understated exterior houses acoustically isolated and finely-tuned performance spaces that include a large dance studio, small music practice rooms, an electronic music classroom, and a 125-seat concert hall. The building was named in honor of the renowned pianist Rudolf Serkin. Peter Serkin, his son, played at the Center’s opening concert.

Drawings

Key People


Deborah Berke

Marc Leff
Project Lead

Andrew Ledbetter
Project Manager

Collaborators


Deborah Berke Partners
Architect

Ross Dalland PE

Structural Engineer

WV Engineering
MEP Engineer

Jaffe Holden
Acoustical Engineer

Renfro Design Group
Lighting Design





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