American Design was Architect of Record for this 4,000 sf addition to the southeast side of UW-Whitewater’s Young Auditorium, creating a new state-of-the-art practice facility for university dance students. The addition incorporates architectural features and materials to match the existing facility seamlessly and includes a large dance studio with sprung wood flooring and plentiful daylight, warm up area, toilet room, locker rooms, storage and mechanical mezzanine. A fully accessible exterior courtyard was created between the new addition and a neighboring campus building. The addition’s dance studio overlooks this courtyard and a new entry vestibule was incorporated to gain access to it. American Design also managed all subconsultants for associated structural, civil, HVAC, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineering services.