Kohl Jazz Studies Building
Oberlin Conservatory - Oberlin, Ohio

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The Kohl Jazz Studies Building is an expansion to the renowned Oberlin Conservatory of Music, originally designed by Minoru Yamasaki [1966]. The Kohl building is a simple east-west bar configuration, narrowly sited in a back lot, with an axial connection to the main campus green and a bridge connector to the original conservatory building. The program includes faculty teaching studios and offices, small ensemble rooms and classrooms, dedicated spaces for percussion and a sound stage recording studio. Aside from challenged siting, the design combines high levels of acoustic isolation with significant energy sustainability, including both radiant heating and cooling.

Westlake Reed Leskosky Architects  [2010]
[project team member; design & detail coordination]

PHOTOS : K. Reeves