The Boston-based firm William Rawn Associates Architects Inc. designed The SHED.
The SHED will cover more than 120,000 square feet of new construction as well as more than 83,000 square feet of renovations in Wallace Library and Monroe Hall. The total project will exceed 200,000 gross square feet of combined renovated and new construction. The design includes natural spaces, a courtyard, and landscaped passages weaving through the building and under a glass bridge.
The SHED will house individual rehearsal spaces, a large dance instruction studio, and a music rehearsal studio. A black-box/glass-box theater seating 180 will be reconfigurable to control the light entering the facility.
Jonathan Dharmadi, a fourth-year new media design student from Elmhurst, N.Y., won a student competition to name the SHED. McChord requested that students name the facility to make it their own.