Kutztown University – Old Main A-Wing Elevator Addition

Location: Kutztown, Berks County, Pennsylvania.

Muhlenberg Greene Architects was commissioned to design an elevator addition to the historically significant Old Main building for Kutztown University.  The elevator was planned to provide accessible entry to the ‘A’ wing of the building, which was being converted from dormitory rooms to faculty offices.  The new addition permits access to the offices and maintains the secure separation of wing from the dormitory rooms remaining in the center portion of building. The exterior design was detailed to compliment the historic character and quality of Old Main. Interior finishes for the lobby at the main floor landing were designed to match the existing wood trims and moldings of the original building. Access from the elevator lobbies to the existing building was developed through the existing window opening of the original building.  The addition includes a slate roof, exterior cornice moldings and trims, and brick detailing to integrate with the original structure.