Completing a vacant corner in the original Hardy, Holtzman, Pfiefer design, this arts addition to the Pingry School draws its character from aspects of the original 1984 building. The alternating rhythm of masonry piers and lightweight, copper-sheathed bays combines the appearance of the monolithic original front with the more industrial steel-sheathed back. Housed within the building is a 230 seat student theatre with well-equipped stage, control booth and catwalk system.
This core program is wrapped with a north -lit arts room, an art gallery, music rehearsal spaces, and a glazed dance studio overlooking the wooded landscape. The program utilizes the outdoor courtyard as a sculpture court, and the building provides a series of controlled views of the surrounding environment, appropriate for an arts program in which vision is the subject.