Sheridan College – The Whitney Center for the Arts

  • area / size 12,000 sqft
  • Completed 2016
  • CTA | Cushing Terrell designed a space for Sheridan College that opens up potential for creative learning in many fields in the New Academic Center in Sheridan, Wyoming.

    Whitney Center for the Arts
 officially opened in 2016, The Whitney Center for the Arts (WCA) was a two-part project, including a 12,000 sq. ft. space remodeled for the Music programs and 48,000 sq. ft. of new space. This new area houses the growing Art programs at Sheridan College as well as a 422-seat concert hall.

    Cutting-edge spaces serve the Art students at Sheridan College. The new two-story space includes sculpture, drawing, painting, and ceramics studios; student and faculty galleries; and collaborative spaces. The new expansion also gives Sheridan College room to add to the Art program offerings.

    The Whitney Center for the Arts features a concert hall that has been needed on the SC campus for some time. Variable acoustic banners to adjust the sounds reflection put the spotlight the performances in the hall. The changeable proscenium stage has a motorized fly system and a hydraulically convertible orchestra pit.

    Formerly the Generals gymnasium and then the C-TEL Auditorium and Information Technology Services, the Sheridan College Music Department has a new space that was specifically designed to address its growing needs. The Music programs remodel includes a large band room, choral room, piano classroom, multiple practice rooms, a recording studio, a music theory classroom, faculty offices, and storage. These new spaces accommodate the Sheridan College Jazz and Band Studies, Strings, Vocal, and Music Technology Programs.

    ArchitectCTA | Cushing Terrell
    Design Team: Anya Fiechtl, Jan Ericksen, Debbie Schueler, Trent Schwartzkopf, Joel Anderson, Adam Feldner, Richard Dykstra, Diego Zapata
    Photography: James Ray Spahn