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Klein Campus Center at the Dwight Englewood SchoolEdit profile
Located on the heavily landscaped campus of this private K-12 school, the Klein Campus Center provides a new focal point for the campus. The building is integrated into the campus fabric by completing the definition of the central campus quadrangle. The structure is connected directly to Schenk Hall—which houses the main auditorium and cafeteria.
The heart of the building is the 170-seat multipurpose “black box” theater. A sky-lit atrium over the main building stair marks the entrance to this theater. Both the new stage and the existing stage in Schenk Hall share back-of-house theater spaces, transforming the two buildings into one unified performing arts complex.
Public circulation spaces are designed to facilitate student interaction and accommodate large groups during events. Facing the interior of the campus, a glazed “interior street” runs the length of the building on both floors— providing circulation, student locker spaces and study and seating niches overlooking the quadrangle. Classrooms, music rehearsal spaces, administrative spaces and an expanded cafeteria are located on the more public side of the building, facing the main access avenue.