Indiana University Northwest / Ivy Tech Community College Arts and Sciences Building

Gary, Indiana

  • FIRM

    Moody Nolan, Inc.


    Indiana University Northwest / Ivy Tech Community College

  • AREA

    133,000 sq.ft.





Design team: Curtis J. Moody, Jonathan Moody, Mark Schirmer, D. Brent Wilcox, Stacie Gilliland, IMEG/KJWW, Jezerinac Engineering, Shen Milsom Wilke, Schuler Shook, Patriot Engineering

Responding to an expanding student enrollment, the joint campus of Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech Community College engaged Moody Nolan to design a state-of-the-art ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY1,763FEATURED IN2018 Architectural Portfolio facility to replace the outdated Tamarack Hall. The result is a multidisciplinary building that merges two academic cultures into one building.
Housed within the facility is a 500-seat theater, fine arts spaces, science classrooms and laboratories, general academic classrooms, administrative offices and a large informal study lounge to accommodate both schools.
The building is composed of large interlocking masses that relate program elements to the campus and community context. The elongated western building façade is broken down through massing and rhythmic patterns that have a direct relationship to the programs they contain. The façade announces this building as a gateway piece for all campus growth in the community.