What you are watching is the culmination of many years of planning and dreaming. Emory & Henry College has been a leader in arts education for several decades. From an award-winning Concert Choir to a theatre that has produced actors for the professional stage, Emory & Henry has created opportunities for creative expression that have led to lives of achievement.
This success has brought us to this moment — the construction of the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts. This $20 million facility will solidify Emory & Henry’s reputation as the regional leader in the arts while it enhances the College’s academic program in arts education.
Before construction began on this facility, Emory & Henry was setting the stage by strengthening the learning climate for the arts. In 1997, Emory & Henry created the Division of Visual and Performing Arts, which brought together existing programs in theatre, music and the visual arts. While pulling these programs under the same division, Emory & Henry also enhanced them to provide a greater number of degrees and to create more opportunities for learning and performance.
Since then, the number of offerings and students in each of the departments has grown. The Music Department offers majors in church music, performance and music education. The Theatre Department boasts some 50 majors producing a wide variety of quality performances each year. The Art Department has increased in faculty members and students, while offering courses in digital art as well as painting and three-dimensional design.
With the Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts, Emory & Henry hopes to accelerate the growth of its arts programs with additional students and enhanced cultural opportunities for both students and the community beyond the campus. What you are viewing is the beginning of a new era in E&H arts. Enjoy the show!
The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts will lead to increased enrollment, better retention, new revenue, stronger learning opportunities, greater Lyceum curriculum offerings and increased visibility and marketability for E&H.
|Project Title: Woodrow McGlothlin Center for the Arts|
|Project Manager||David Kidd, P.E.
Business & Finance
|Project Shepherd||T. Edward Damer
|Architect/Engineer||Scott Simmons of Craig, Gaulden, Davis Architects
|General Contractor||Branch & Associates Inc.
|Gross Square Footage||47,367|
|No. of Stories (Bldg. Ht.)||3|
|LEED Certification Level||Silver|
|Project Completion||Spring 2015|