Kent State University, Roe Green Center Kent, Ohio

The Roe Green Center provides unified, expanded and improved facilities for the School of Theatre and Dance.

  • Location

    Kent, Ohio

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  • Client

    Kent State University

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  • Size

    32,000 SF
    200-Seat Black Box Theater

With vigorously shaped additions that include a 200-seat black-box theater, three dance studios, a new lobby, a formerly unremarkable building is metamorphosed into a beacon for the arts.

The banding of multi-colored materials and use of variously sized masonry blocks with differing finishes, lend the building a sense of rhythm that captures attention when approached from the main campus drive. The Center’s richly textured cantilevered surfaces dapple sunlight in the day, and glow when illuminated at night.

Nourishing the interaction and exchange of ideas between the various fields, the facility provides a space for students and faculty to learn, teach, rehearse, work, and gather. Bustling with activity, the building accentuates the sense of vitality that defines the performing arts on campus.