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Billman Music Pavilion at Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Billman Music Pavilion at Michigan State University

East Lansing, MI

Billman Music Pavilion is a unique Bora project. An expansion of Michigan State University’s College of Music building that nearly doubles its size. The project will also come with a new acoustically engineered space for rehearsal, performance, teaching and practice.

The transformative project takes place in the heart of the campus. It was planned with sensitivity to both the arboretum-like quality of the landscape and the historic character of the original 1940 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.

The Billman Music Pavilion will add 37,000 square feet of new space to the existing Music Building. The renovation also transitions another 8,500 square feet for the University’s music facilities.

The project builds upon Bora’s work with the MSU College of Music since 2001 to program, master plan, design, and implement the transformation of their teaching and performance facilities. Completed phases include the rebuilding of two other performance venues, the Cook Recital Hall and the Fairchild Theater.

Find out more about how Michigan State University’s College of Music has been utilizing the new space. And also, check out more Bora higher education builds.

Size

38,900 gsf addition; 8,415 gsf renovation

Collaborators

TMP Architecture – Executive Architect

Kirkegaard

Schuler Shook