Adams State University – Music Building

  • Category
    Higher Education
  • Size
    19,915 s.f.
  • Complete
    September 2011
  • Location
    Alamosa, Colorado

School architecture focuses on design aesthetics

The Adams State Music Building has occupied a prominent location along the primary campus pedestrian walkway at Adams State University since 1957. By the mid 2000’s an acoustical upgrade was needed throughout the building, as well as overall expansion for more practice rooms, group rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, and student locker space. The original modernist exterior and interiors of classic mid-century hard surfaces were outdated aesthetically and there was insufficient student space for study or social interaction. The music department wanted an environment for students that had a “home base” feel and that would encourage student-faculty interaction. Davis Partnership Architects utilized low-profile raised floor construction and sound isolation ceiling clips. This maximized ceiling heights and reduced sound transmission caused by structure-borne vibration. Walls between practice rooms were replaced with STC-rated partitions to provide much improved sound insulation. Three additions to the existing building expanded the department’s program functions as well as strengthening the building’s external identity. To enhance aesthetics and carry the theme of music throughout the building, Davis Partnership’s interior designers introduced visuals of the musical circle of fifths into floor finish patterns and ceiling nodes at corridor intersections and throughout the building. [Read More]

Project Scope

  • Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • Interior Design
  • Planning
  • Landscape Architecture

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