Henderson Hall Renovation & Theatre 101 Addition
Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
This project is part of a larger vision of a unified “Arts Precinct” on the eastern edge of campus along Alumni Mall and College Avenue that is focused on both inspiring both the campus and the community. Henderson Hall, part of the original 1950 infirmary, required a comprehensive modernization of the building and life safety systems. The renovated facility features theatre labs, visual design studio program spaces, graphic design classrooms, music practice rooms, offices, and support spaces. Theatre 101 is an 8,400-square-foot addition designed to support a variety of performance types and configurations ranging from traditional to experimental. In addition to the flexible black box space, it offers rehearsal room, dressing, room, control room, and associated support spaces. The theatre’s adjacent placement to Henderson Hall captures an outdoor space between the two buildings, which functions as an outdoor performance patio and amphitheatre seating. Earning LEED Gold in 2010, this project became the first LEED certified endeavor on campus.