To satisfy growing campus needs on a very limited budget, a new two-story music education facility was created from an existing trucking logistics warehouse adjacent to Trevecca Nazarene University’s campus. The Jackson Center for Music and Worship Arts provides three major practice and performance spaces for choral and instrumental events, as well as a variety of smaller musical and vocal practice spaces to accommodate both single users and small bands. A modern interpretation of the classically styled stone buildings that define the campus core, the building also serves as an architectural beacon and new southern gateway to campus.

The repurposed warehouse contains two large-volume musical practice and performance spaces, while the converted office wing provides classrooms and smaller practice rooms. Two separate additions include space for the administration department, additional classrooms and a large 250-seat, black box performance space. With glowing white resin panels highlighting the roof structure, this new black box theater denotes a main campus edge.

A music garden adjacent to the entry also provides an area for outdoor musical practice and smaller performances.

Photos © Chad Mellon