Morey Field House: Performing Arts Renovation

Principia College, Elsah, Illinois

We are currently working on an exiting project to renovate a building built in 1936 and designed by the visionary Architect, Bernard Maybeck! Please scroll down to see photos of the existing building.

 

Morey Field House: Performing Arts Renovation

Principia College, Elsah, Illinois

One of Bernard Maybeck’s final buildings on the Principia College campus, Morey Field House served the college for decades as both a gymnasium and auditorium. Carefully sited in a hollow, the building was built with steel plate formed concrete and clay block infill walls. Two gable forms, one a fly loft, the other an entry tower, book end and mask the bulk of the gymnasium and auditorium.