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Rosalind Sallenger Richardson Center for the Arts

Due to be completed in Spring 2017, the Rosalind S. Richardson Center for the Arts will become home to academic programs in theatre arts, visual arts and art history. The 65,000-square-foot building will feature a material pallet of masonry, stucco and copper. Large areas of glass will connect the interior to the outdoors, filling art studios with natural light and creating a sense of transparency and openness between spaces and across an outdoor courtyard. The building will be energy efficient and will feature high-performance theatrical lighting, rigging and audiovisual systems.

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RSRCA Front  RSRCA Courtyard
RSRCA Interior  

Quick Facts 

  • Opening Spring 2017
  • 65,000-square-foot facility
  • Home to academic programs in theatre arts, visual arts and art history
  • Will feature two custom-made glass sculptures by internationally renowned artist Dale Chihuly
  • Will include:
    • 300-seat performance hall
    • art museum for Wofford's permanent art collection
    • gallery for student work
    • acting studio
    • costume design studio
    • painting studio
    • classrooms
    • faculty offices

Sustainable Construction Practices and Sustainability Information 

  • LED lighting where feasible and financially responsible 
  • Lighting occupancy sensors in most rooms to conserve electricity
  • Energy Star appliances
  • Low-consumption restroom fixtures
  • Hydration stations with water-bottle refilling capacity (reduces waste from plastic bottles)
  • Meeting or exceeding current energy code for wall and roof construction
  • Building orientation and locations of heavy glazing designed with solar orientation to minimize heat gain
  • Low-E glazing
  • Incorporation of natural light into all spaces where feasible (also provides health benefits)
  • Low-VOC paints
  • Bike racks on site
  • Landscaping selected for region and with natural areas of sun and water considered (irrigation still required)

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