Deerfield Academy Hess Center for the Arts

Academic
LOCATION: Deerfield, MA
COMPLETED: 2014
SIZE: 85,000 sq. ft.
OWNERS: Deerfield Academy
ARCHITECT: ARC/Architectural Resources Cambridge
PHOTOGRAPHER: © Glenn Heinmiller

DESIGN TEAM:Glenn Heinmiller
 Amber Hepner

The Hess Center for the Arts expanded the art, music, dance and theater studios and performance spaces with both renovations and additions. The $33-million project has provided an updated lobby and large auditorium, along with a new art gallery. The Elizabeth Wachsman Concert Hall serves as a state-of-the-art recital hall/performance space for guest artists, and for the development of the student body’s appreciation of and excellence in the performing arts.