West Shore Community College

Arts and Science Center

Scottville, Michigan // 64,200 sq. ft.

Client Challenge

West Shore Community College’s Arts program did not have a dedicated location for its disciplines (graphics, digital photography, traditional art, music, performing and language arts). Classrooms and faculty offices were also scattered throughout campus.

TowerPinkster Solution

This expansion and remodel of the Arts and Sciences Center unifies the program in a single location, providing renovated and new classroom and lecture space, and expanded faculty offices and conference capabilities. The former campus library (now located in the LEED-Certified Student Center which was designed by TowerPinkster) houses large art studios and features an adjacent gallery to display student work – also visible to theatre patrons. The existing theater was renovated to serve dual-functions as a performing arts space, as well as a 60-seat tiered lecture hall. Acoustics, lighting and audio-visual systems were updated to accommodate multiple purposes. Adjacent to the theatre, new music rooms with higher volume spaces to enhance acoustics were added along with a separate piano lab and practice rooms.

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