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College Avenue Ampitheathre at the University of Missouri

New Construction


IAA was challenged with creating a useful and connective student gathering space situated amidst several residence halls and recreational facilities.

design solution

To connect to the recently constructed College Avenue pedestrian bridge, and provide accessibility, IAA proposed the integration of a radial amphitheatre. This allowed for a natural progression connecting significant campus destinations. The resulting landscape, terrace, ramp and stair system invokes a sense of community and provides a place for students to congregate, lounge, study and dine outdoors. The space can also host assemblies, concerts and performances, comfortably seating 500 people. Integral, soft lighting provides security for students commuting at night.