Colorado College Packard Hall


The addition and renovation of Packard Hall supports the art and music programs at Colorado College. The design strengthens the campus connection to the existing 1976 building by Edward Larrabee Barnes. The project highlights Packard Hall`s clear internal organization and massing, while increasing program space for the music and art departments, and providing a new public identity for the building. Capping the existing circulation spine with a new staircase, a new two-story common area in the addition brings daylight to below-grade areas. Skylights through the first and second floor reinforce connectivity in the addition. To create a cohesive composition of old and new, the addition`s form, material, and details responded to the volumetric, stucco-clad masonry of the original building. The design amplifies the existing circulation to create luminous hubs, around which the music and art program is organized. The façade`s angled, perforated zinc panels and rhythmic window pattern address the Colorado College quadrangle across the street.

Addition, 2005
Constructed, 1976