Bard College has selected renowned architect and designer Maya Lin to create a new performing arts studio building for Bard’s Fisher Center.
Lin will work in partnership with architects Bialosky and Partners and theater and acoustic consultants Charcoalblue on the 25,000 square foot building, which will contain five studios for artist residencies, rehearsals, informal performances and dance classes. and theatre, which will be linked by meeting points. It will also house rehearsal and teaching facilities for Bard’s undergraduate programs in dance, theater and performance.
The spiral-shaped building will feature a pitched, grass-covered roof that will give the appearance of a structure emerging from the surrounding grassland. The grand opening of the $42 million studio building will take place in 2023, during Fisher Center’s 20th anniversary celebration.
“Bard is honored and proud to have Maya Lin as the architect for his new performing arts studio building,” said Leon Botstein, president of the Annandale-on-Hudson-based school. “His artistry will enhance the beauty of the Hudson Valley and provide a remarkable complement to Frank Gehry’s Fisher Center for the Performing Arts.”
Photo courtesy of Maya Lin Studio © 2022