Moore College of Art and Design Campus Transformation

Building on the Masterplan we completed for Moore College of Art
and Design
in 2020, JacobsWyper has completed numerous facility changes in response to enrollment growth, pedagogical developments, and curriculum expansions. 

The completed renovation to the lower level creates a new innovative space called the VAULT, short for Visual Arts Underground for Learning Technologies. The main purpose of this project is to enhance the learning and gathering spaces on this level and to connect Wilson and Sarah Peter Halls via a physical walkway, along with a new student lounge located between buildings.  Wilson Hall includes re-envisioned spaces such as a sculpture studio, ceramics studio, kiln room, glaze room and plaster studio, with multiple dedicated spaces for artwork display. Sarah Peter Hall houses all new digital spaces: an Animation & Game Arts studio, editing bays, computer labs, and stop-motion studio, as well as a gaming lounge for students to gather and play. At the center of this new connection is a lounge space for daily interaction that can also function as a gallery and crit space. Multiple areas throughout the corridors, lounges, and elevator landings include display cases and boards for showcasing student work to the campus community. Video below courtesey of Moore College of Art and Design. 

In conjunction with Moore's newest BFA program, Film & Digital Cinema, the  renovation of Graham Auditorium to create a state-of-the-art film studio is completed. Equipped with various types of lighting, a cyclorama curtain, green screen, sound board, flat-screen TV, cameras and essential classroom resources, Film & Digital Cinema students will have the tools and resources they need to bring their creative visions to life.


Philadelphia, PA

Project Principal

David Searles

Project Manager

Steven Falkowski