Redefine the south façade of the Spaulding Auditorium to make a more compelling public façade fronting Lebanon Street. These improvements could for instance, include the elimination of the existing driveway and the addition of a narrow building area that would infill the existing 'light-well' (figures 6 and 7). This light-well provides daylight to existing arts program areas at the basement level of the Hop underneath Spaulding Auditorium. Conceptually these types of functions should be brought to street level where they can assist in creating a more active and friendly interface with the street. Uses could include studios, galleries, workshops or even a relocated student mail area. Alternatively, similar uses as those suggested for the west infill area (retail, café, bar or night-club) should be considered (figures 8 and 9).
Figure 7: Lebanon Street recommended section.
Figure 8: View of Lebanon Street looking east. Infill of Spaulding Auditorium and development of the Row is illustrated.
Figure 9: View of proposed infill along the north and south sides of Lebanon Street centered on a new landscaped civic square called "The Row".