The building massing is organized around a central volume, the “back box” theater. This volume is understood from the exterior and the interior by the architects’ use of a consistent building material: brick. The use of brick as an interior finish material contributes to the project’s distinction.
“Particularly in the lobby, brick, glass and wood combine to create an interior that is full of texture and light,” said PBC+L principal Jeffrey Lee, FAIA.
This is the third award the Barton College Theater has received. In 2010, it received a state "Design with Brick" award. In 2011 the project received a national “Brick in Architecture”
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