Pingry School
Leola and Amos Hostetter Arts Center
Client:The Pingry School
Project Category:Secondary Schools
Architect:Farewell Mills Gatsch
Completion Year:2003
Location:Martinsville, New Jersey
Capacity:235 seats
Completing a vacant corner of a 1980 Hardy Holzman Pfieffer Associates design, this arts addition draws its character from aspects of the original building. The alternating rhythm of masonry piers and lightweight, copper-sheathed bays combines the appearance of the monolithic original front with the more industrial steel-sheathed back.

Housed within are the 235-seat Macrae Theatre and the small black box Attic Theater. Elsewhere there is an visual arts studio, an art gallery, music rehearsal spaces, and a dance studio. The program engages the outdoors with a series of controlled views, and utilizes the courtyard as a workspace and display area for the sculpture.