Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Liberal Arts Building

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Institution Name: St. Andrews Presbyterian College
Original/Historic Place Name: Liberal Arts Building
Location on Campus:
Date(s) of Construction:
1961original construction Odell, Jr., A.G. Odell Associates, Inc.
Designer: A. G. Odell Jr. & Associates
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Modern/post-WWII (Glossary)
Significance: education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: concrete
ca. 1960old main
ca. 1960-present (2006)classrooms
ca. 2004-present (2006)administration (including Business Office, Registrar's Office, Communications, and Alumni Affairs)
ca. 2004-present (2006)theater (Morris Morgan Theater)
ca. 2004-present (2006)other (St. Andrew's Press)
ca. 2004-present (2006)admissions office
ca. 2004-present (2006)academic department building (art studios and computer labs)
ca. 2004-present (2006)faculty offices

The Liberal Arts Building contains the core of the College's academic endeavors. Large open classrooms were designed as interdisciplinary spaces, able to change with the needs of various courses and disciplines. The one-story building is distinguished by two internal open courtyards that serve as outdoor classrooms. Both spaces are surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows, adding a distinctive openness. The center of the building houses the Morris Morgan Theater, first known as the liberal studies laboratory. Originally designed as the primary teaching space for the institution's core curriculum, the space now serves as both a large classroom and a theater for dramatic productions.

As the college has grown and changed, classrooms have been adapted for information technology, computer labs have been added, and various spaces refurbished.


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