Reimagining the Flynn: A Charrette Presentation by Norwich University Students

Saturday, February 2 from 11 am to 4 pm

Photo of Flynn Exterior (Main Street) by Jim WestphalenThe Amy E. Tarrant Gallery—an extension of the Flynn Lobby—is open to the public Saturdays from 11 am to 4 pm, and during First Friday Art Walk. Performance attendees may also view exhibits prior to MainStage shows and during intermission. To receive information about upcoming gallery exhibits and artist receptions, subscribe to gallery emails on “My Account” page online.

"Charrette: the intense final effort made by architectural students to complete their solutions to a given architectural problem in an allotted time or the period in which such an effort is made." 
—Merriam Webster Dictionary

  • Flynn Theater opens November 1930
  • Flynn Theatre for the Performing Arts dedicated September 1981
  • Flynn Center for the Performing Arts expands with FlynnSpace, two dance studios, and a larger concessions area, September 2000
  • Flynn Center Mainstage auditorium, lobby, and exterior renovated September 2012

Throughout our history, the Flynn has continually updated and adapted to meet its ever changing needs. Having just completed a massive renovation last summer, we turned to students from the School of Architecture + Art at Norwich University to reimagine specific areas for future redesign or adaptation. Teams comprising 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year students were created and assigned a project area to explore. The four projects are entitled:

  1. The Public Edge: First Impressions and the Magic Within
  2. The Gallery: Revealing the Art in the Art
  3. The Lower Lounge: Arrival, Departure, Passage, Pause
  4. The Dance Studio: Space and Motion

Norwich faculty members Eleanor DAponte and Bryan Burke visited our facilities, and then Flynn Executive Director John Killacky and Facility Director Jack Galt traveled to Norwich to ask the architecture students to visualize new ideas for the Flynn campus. This presentation is the result of charrettes (wild ideas) that the students had five days to work on. The resulting images will be available for public viewing on Saturday, February 2 from 11 am to 4 pm.

View a time lapse video of the charrette presentation at Norwich University.

Participating students:

Katie Anderson
Kaylan Aufdermaur
Timothy Bain
Cortney Bador
Jennifer Bauser
Anthony Bavaro
Sarah Bedard
Eric Berger
Chris Berkeley-Hitt 
Todd Boucher
Karla Brent
Brenden Brogan
Karrina Brown
Jason Budde
Jade Burkart
David Burke
Caleb Burrington
Justin Campana
Loren Carrier
Mike Cavanaugh
Lealoni Coathup-Wilmott
Will Connolly 
Jess Dahlin
Taylor Davidson
Erin Doody
Blake Drouillard
Andy Dubenetsky
Caitlyn Esche
Nu Ferguson
Justen Frechette
Ryan Gariboldi
Ben Gedney
Jesse Gillette
Cody Gladstone
Lauren Guba
Shannon Haggerty
Tom Hajosch
Chris Hevey
Steve Joslyn
Matt Jurgens
Colleen Killbreath
Jon King
Cody Knockblock
Josh Lawrence
Nevin Leary 
Jason Leonard
Mike Lee
Jeramie Little
Kimberly Lynch
Joe Marceau
Ken Martin
Nicole Martin
Billy McCormick
Christina McMahon
Anthony Menard
Caleb Menard
Mitchell Milliren
Tim Morrison
Dave Mullany
Deandra Musial
Douglas Nelson
Kyle Niehaus
Kate O'Brien
John O'Conner
AJ Oleson
Rachel Opare-Sem
Miranda Otto
Shaili Patel
Sarah Patrie 
Dominic Patton
Brandon Place
Adam Ploof
Ben Polizotti
Kristina Pomeroy
Mike Pritchard
Mario Quagliani
Katie Quebec
Jon Queen
Eleazar Rausseo
Pedro Rodriguez
Wyatt Rysewyk
Victoria Sabel
Alyssa Shramek
Shannon Sickler
Molly Smith
Tyler Smith
Sheridan Steiner
Jayson Sterba
Keith Stipe
Rachel Sweeney
William Thaxter
Caitlyn Trepess
Stephanie Ulrich
Katarina Wabrek
Sean Wagoner
Samuel Waite
Jessica Welsh
Dan Wheeler
Kevin White
Adam Wiles-Rosell
Nate Williams
Alexis Yasus



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