The Emilie K. Asplundh Concert Hall is located in Philips Memorial Building, on the main campus. The Philips Memorial Building was opened in 1927 and was completely renovated from 1998 through 2000. I chose this building because it represented something complete different than the previous post, rather than the neoclassical style of the library, it represents Middle Age architecture. This building specifically represents, a much smaller version, of a medieval castle. Medieval architecture has a few specific characteristics all falling in the styles of gothic, romanesque, and pre-romanesque. Even though this castle doesn’t have a drawbridge or moat, it still shows the classic castle features such as towers, stone, and dramatic arches.
This arch welcomes you as you walk through a tunnel leading to part of the campus court yard. It represents the gothic style of ‘Lancet’ arches from beginning to end. The fun thing about this arch is that if you talk into the cut out section, and have someone else place their ear on the other side, it transfers the sound.
For more information regarding his venue visit: http://www.wcupa.edu/oca/venue/asplundh/