Knox College Whitcomb Art Building

Galesburg, IL

New Construction For Knox College in Galesburg, IL

Project location: 2 E South St, Galesburg, IL 61401


PJ Hoerr completed a new construction project for Knox College. This new facility provides 29,950 square-feet on two floors of academic and support space for the studio and art history departments, accommodating its recent growth and bringing together disparate campus functions. Situated at the northern edge of the campus and configured around a new plaza, the building develops a new connection between the central campus and downtown Galesburg. Inside the facility, open stairs foster collaboration and the exchange of ideas as students and professors move throughout the building. Double-height spaces provide critique and pin-up space, while a lecture hall accommodates large gatherings and receptions for student work. Each program studio is closely paired with support spaces including exterior work courts, computer labs, metal and wood shops, and film development rooms. The vibrancy of Knox's art culture is displayed from the building's dynamic facade which comprises of large, sliding doors that serve as a sun-shading device by moving with the changing seasons. P.J. Hoerr was proud to be a part of another Knox College campus project.


This project was recently honored with The Texas Society of Architects 2019 Design Award


P.J. Hoerr was honored with the 2016 Master Builder of the Year Award for this project at the Star Building Systems National Sales Meeting & Awards Banquet In Cancun, Mexico.




Services provided by PJ Hoerr:

See also: Our Renovation of Knox Alumni Hall

See also: Our Renovation of Knox Beta House