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This new building at Kutztown University will serve as a center for research, training, and performances related to mallet percussion music instruments. The central programmatic element is a glass-encased, bi-level performance center that is linked to an exterior patio and flexible to accommodate performances of varying nature and audience size. Other spaces include dedicated practice rooms for marimba/vibraphone and xylophone as well as a music workshop, recording studio, reception areas, and support/storage space. The configuration, massing, and materiality of the building were shaped by the objectives of achieving optimal acoustic performance and establishing a welcoming environment for performers and patrons.