Kepler Performing and Visual Arts Education Center


In the spirit of a collaborative atmosphere, this performing arts center brings together all of the arts under a single roof for the first time in the College’s history. A 30,000 SF addition, along with the complete renovation of the main theater and support spaces [16,000 SF] features flexible spaces that can easily adapt to the college’s programmatic requirements.


Hagerstown Community College
Hagerstown, Maryland
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  1. With its dramatic entry and lobby, this building puts the College in the spotlight as the major community venue for student performances as well as traveling productions.
  2. "Before" view shows the former entry.

With views into the various studios, display cases showcasing costume design, original artwork on the walls and flat panel televisions broadcasting theater rehearsal, visitors and students are inspired every time they walk through the building.


Flexible learning spaces

  1. Seating in the main theater can be modified quickly to accommodate a production’s orchestral accompaniments.
  2. Utility services located at the perimeter of studio spaces allow faculty maximum flexibility in teaching configurations to accommodate the medium being studied.
  3. Dance studio can be transformed from a space flooded with natural light into a black box theater for intimate performances.
  4. View of dance studio shows configuration as black box theater.