Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project



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Institution Name: Thomas More College
Original/Historic Place Name: Campus
Location on Campus: 333 Thomas More Pkwy
Date(s) of Construction:
1968original design Hayes, Robert Ehmet Perkins + Will
Designer: Robert Ehmet Hayes (Covington) and Perkins & Will (Chicago)
Type of Place: Building group
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: architecture
Narrative: see below
References: see below
1968-present (2006)master plan (campus)

The December 1968 issue of the "Kentucky Architect" describes the campus design of Thomas More College as follows: "The plan and physical design was to express the character and personality of the college, an ordered informality, an environment which would be valid far into the future, and the interiority of campus life, yet openness to the surrounding world."

With its distinctive angular mansards, the library is the focal point of the campus. The black metal roofs and numerous rectangular windows of the buildings are illustrative of a modern, international style. A limited number of natural materials, including distinctive wood-mold brick, were selected to give an organic feel to the design.

In 1968, architects Robert Ehmet Hayes (Covington) and the Perkins & Will Partnership (Chicago) received an "Honor Award for Distinguished Architecture" sponsored by the Kentucky Society of Architects.


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