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It's an exciting time to be at Moore. Starting in 2021, Moore College of Art & Design is executing various renovation and construction projects that will allow us to better meet the evolving needs of future generations of artists, designers, scholars and educators.

Each of these projects will contribute to a new chapter of Moore’s ongoing work as a creative incubator of creative careers, impact and leadership for women and nonbinary art and design students.

The projects culminating in 2022 represent a $7.7 million-dollar investment by the College in enhancing the physical spaces of our campus. Newly renovated classrooms, gathering spaces and paths for travel will create a more engaging, inviting and overall dynamic learning environment for current and future Moore students.

Keep scrolling to read more about each of these projects. 

Film Studio in Graham Auditorium

Completed in Fall 2021

In conjunction with our newest BFA program, Film & Digital Cinema, the College has just completed a renovation of Graham Auditorium to create a state-of-the-art film studio.

Equipped with various types of lighting, a cyclorama curtain, green screen, sound board, flat-screen TV, cameras and essential classroom resources, Film & Digital Cinema students will have the tools and resources they need to bring their creative visions to life.

The VAULT

Coming in Fall 2022

Exciting renovations to our basement level will culminate in a new and innovative space that we are calling the VAULT, short for Visual Arts Underground for Learning Technologies. Construction on this project will begin in late spring 2022 and will be completed by the start of the fall 2022 semester.

The main purpose of this project is to enhance the learning and gathering spaces on this level and to connect Wilson and Sarah Peter Halls via a physical walkway, along with a new student lounge located between buildings.

Fine Arts classrooms will move to the Wilson Hall building, including re-envisioned spaces such as a sculpture studio, ceramics studio, kiln room, glaze room and plaster studio, with multiple dedicated spaces for artwork display.

Sarah Peter Hall will house all new digital spaces: an Animation & Game Arts studio, editing bays, computer labs, a dual monitor lab and stop-motion studio, as well as a gaming lounge for students to gather and play or show their work to each other between and after classes. These digital spaces will be of great use to students in a range of majors, including Animation & Game Arts, Film & Digital Cinema, Graphic Design, Illustration, Photography, Interior Design and more.

New Exterior Signage and Interior Wayfinding

Coming Spring through Fall 2022

The College has partnered with New York–based graphic design firm Entro to expand our new brand, launched in fall 2020, to the walls and façades of our campus.

Rebranded exterior and interior wayfinding signage will be installed in spring and summer 2022, as well as colorful and useful environmental graphics. These bold changes will help students and visitors to better navigate our campus and will express Moore’s dynamic brand and creative spirit throughout our shared spaces. Moore students, faculty and staff can expect to see this project completed by the start of the fall 2022 semester.

Sarah Peter Second Floor Renovations

Coming Soon

A re-envisioning of the second floor of Sarah Peter Hall is the final project in a series of campus improvements planned over the next five years.

As the hub of Moore’s Liberal Arts department, every undergraduate student comes through this space to take classes during their time at the College, as well as graduate students.

Classroom renovations will bring modern enhancements to these essential learning spaces, including updated audio/visual technology and fewer noise issues. Faculty offices will also be reorganized to create a new collaboration space and lounge for students, complete with a striking window view of the beautiful Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

Contact William L. Hill II, Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, at whill@moore.edu with questions about any of these upcoming projects.

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