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  • Audrey Hirt Academic Building
  • Audrey Hirt Academic Building
  • Audrey Hirt Academic Building
  • Audrey Hirt Academic Building

Audrey Hirt Academic Building

College & University

Audrey Hirt Academic Building

Mercyhurst College

This project provides teaching, performance and support spaces for the following academic programs: Communications, Musical Theatre, Education, Psychology and the Mercyhurst/Erie School District Gifted Program. Included as part of the 52,000 GSF program are the following spaces: 250 seat Recital Hall and support spaces, Lobby and Atrium, Classrooms, Seminar Rooms, Outdoor Classrooms, Faculty Offices, Television Studio/Control Room, and a Radio Studio/Control Room.

The building is sited on the edge of the campuses academic core and serves as a connective link to the adjacent student housing and residential neighborhoods. The exterior design of the building reflects the brick and limestone collegiate Gothic style of historical campus building architecture. The interior spaces are organized around a three story Atrium as a focal point and to provide way finding for students and visitors entering the facility from different directions and floors.

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