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Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex and Hall Annex

The new Eric Baker Nord Performing Arts Annex, scheduled for completion in August 2018, will be situated between Hall Auditorium and the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center. It will house the Irene and Alan Wurtzel Theater, a highly adaptable space that will accommodate between 250 and 300 seats. The Nord Performing Arts Annex will also boast a lobby, scene shop, laundry facility, restrooms, and other necessary spaces.

Concurrently, a much-needed renovation to Hall Annex will also take place, thanks to a generous donation from musical composer John Kander '51. Originally used as a television studio, Little Theatre is considered by many in the theater department as a "found-space" adapted to function as a theater--but the very nature of it presents functional challenges. Following its renovation, the performance space will be renamed the John Kander Little Theatre in his honor.


"Performing Arts Buildings Receive Makeover," Oberlin OnCampus, November 2, 2017, accessed November 9, 2017.


Health and Wellness Addition Project

Construction on the addition to Philips Gym began on October 14, 2016. Expected completion of Phase I is April 2017. The project is slated for completion in August 2018. Carr Pool renovation begins August 2017 and is also slated for completion in August 2018. See the entry for the Health and Wellness Addition to the Philips Physical Education Center.


Oberlin OnCampus, December 16, 2016, accessed April 3, 2017.

Oberlin College Health and Wellness Center Construction Updates, November 7, 2016. Accessed April 3, 2017.


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