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MSU College of Music

MSU College of Music

East Lansing, MI

Bora has been working with the College of Music at Michigan State University since 2001 to program, master plan, design, and implement the transformation of their teaching and performance facilities. Completed phases include the rebuilding of two performance venues – the Cook Recital Hall, and the Fairchild Theater.

Currently, Bora is designing an expansion of the music building that includes 38,000 square feet of new rehearsal, performance, teaching, and practice space. The transformative project in the heart of the campus is being planned with sensitivity to both the arboretum-like quality of the landscape and the historic character of the 1939 original building. While the scale, form, and material palette of the new structure carefully fit the MSU context, the generous windows, skylights, and crisp details project the forward-looking spirit of openness of the College of Music.


38,900 gsf addition; 8,415 gsf renovation


TMP Architecture – Executive Architect


Schuler Shook