Morey Field House: Performing Arts Renovation

Principia College, Elsah, Illinois

Renovation is in progress on Morey Field House, built in 1936 and designed by the visionary Architect, Bernard Maybeck! Construction Progress Photos...

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. Photos of existing building prior to renovation follow.