Kent State University, Roe Green Center
The Roe Green Center provides unified, expanded and improved facilities for the School of Theatre and Dance. With vigorously shaped additions that include a 200-seat black-box theater, three dance studios, and a new lobby, a formerly unremarkable building is metamorphosed into a beacon for the arts. The banding of multi-colored materials, and use of variously sized masonry blocks with differing finishes, lend the building a sense of rhythm that captures attention when approached from the main campus drive. The Center’s richly textured cantilevered surfaces dapple sunlight in the day, and glow when illuminated at night.