The Whitcomb Art Center creates a dynamic new home for the Knox College Art and Art History programs. Located at the northeastern edge of campus, the building creates a new campus gateway and strengthens the connection to downtown Galesburg.
In collaboration with Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, Hoerr Schaudt created a sustainable landscape design that reflects the values of the student body. Surrounding the courtyard are a series of bioswales with native planting, which naturally filters stormwater on site. To the south, a prairie landscape provides a natural setting and seasonal backdrop to the art studios. A “Painter’s Porch” provides an outdoor classroom space for instruction and student activities.
Congrats to the entire team involved:
- Owner – Knox College
- Architect – Lake|Flato Architects
- Associate Architect and Civil Engineer – Klingner & Associates
- Contractor – P.J. Hoerr
- MEP Engineer – Affiliated Engineers Inc
- Structural Engineer – Lynch Harrison & Brumleve
- Commissioning – BLDD