Wabash College Trippet Hall

Crawfordsville, IN

A grant from the Lilly Endowment to house the newly-constructed Center of Inquiry of the Liberal Arts required a building to house conference and high-tech classrooms, as well as 18 guest rooms and offices for visiting scholars and alumni. The admissions and financial aid offices were logical companions relocated to this newly designed Welcome Center for the college. Although preserving the classic red brick look of the campus, the Center of Inquiry represents a fresh interpretation of federal architecture. It serves as a focal point of the main quadrangle, located directly opposite the esteemed college chapel. Most importantly, Trippet Hall has become a space where students, faculty and alumni gather for meetings and events; it is the place where Wabash’s past and future come together.