April 22, 2011
KRA’s Lindsay Schnarr presented her Master’s Thesis last night to rave reviews.
Her project, “Pendulum Performing Arts Center: Adaptive Reuse of the Court Square Building” draws from the ongoing revitalization efforts in Springfield, MA, the nearest metropolitan area to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. This adaptive reuse project aims to bring the public back into the city center by providing a common space for cultural and educational connections. Sensitivity to preservation of the historic fabric of the existing Court Square Building is blended with the transformative introduction of an architectural expression of dance theory to create a school and center for the performing arts.