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Exterior designs approved for W&M arts buildings

  • New music building
    New music building  A rendering shows the design that has been approved for the new music building on the William & Mary campus to be built between the current Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and Barksdale Field.  Photo courtesy of Moseley Architects and HGA Architects
  • Arts Quarter plans
    Arts Quarter plans  A drawing shows the placement of the new music building adjacent to Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall, which will be renovated at the same time the new facility is being built. The projects are part of a larger Arts Quarter planned for the future along Jamestown Road.  Photo courtesy of Moseley Architects and HGA Architects
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William & Mary’s Design Review Board approved initial exterior design concepts for the renovation of Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall and the new music building planned to be built next to it.

Moseley Architects of Norfolk is the local architect with music and performing arts specialist HGA Architects out of Minneapolis serving as primary designer and programmer for both projects.

Renderings show the exterior designs for the renovated Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall (left) and new music building to be built beside it. (Photo courtesy of Moseley Architects and HGA Architects)The footprint for the buildings was already known, but the latest step included schematic designs, according to Martha Terrell, senior planner and assistant to the senior vice president for finance and administration. The renderings of the proposed architecture show modern style buildings featuring open-air designs with lots of glass.

A rendering shows the design for the renovated Phi Beta Kappa Memorial Hall that will house the Department of Theatre, Speech and Dance. (Photo courtesy of Moseley Architects and HGA Architects)The project, which is formally known as Fine and Performing Arts Complex phase one and two, is projected to be completed in December of 2020 and to cost $118.5 million. Ground is expected to be broken in the summer of 2018 with both projects going on simultaneously.

The new buildings are part of a planned Arts Quarter along Jamestown Road that includes The Martha Wren Briggs Center for the Visual Arts, which will include a renovated and expanded Muscarelle Museum of Art, and renovated and expanded Andrews Hall for art and art history.