The College of Wooster, Kauke Hall

Wooster, Ohio

Home to the humanities, renovated Kauke Hall is the academic heart of campus at The College of Wooster. Reconstruction was complete in August 2006. The building features functional, flexible classrooms in varying sizes, all wired for state-of-the-art teaching technology.

The main change to the building was relocating all classrooms to the east wing and all faculty ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCOST PER SQ FT$207.00FEATURED IN2007 Architectural PortfolioSUB CATEGORYRenovation to the west wing, thereby promoting student interaction between classes and a quieter environment around faculty offices. Each wing has its own intimate atrium. The renovation also created a new garden-level cafe with outdoor seating, a student commons and seating areas in the corridors for student-faculty interaction.

One of the oldest buildings on the Wooster campus, the extensive reconstruction of Kauke Hall captured its distinctive Collegiate Gothic character. Woodwork was restored, bricked-in windows were reopened, and dropped ceilings were removed to reveal the full height of the building’s original windows and heavy timber construction. Two skylights, glass walls at stair towers and several atrium openings have been added to ensure an abundance of natural light throughout the building.