Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Calvin Theological Seminary

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Institution Name: Calvin College
Original/Historic Place Name: Calvin Theological Seminary
Location on Campus: 3201 Burton SE
Date(s) of Construction and Designer(s):
1959original construction Fyfe, William Beye Perkins + Will Architects
1976construction information unknown Unknown
2002construction information unknown Unknown
Type of Place: Individual building
Style(s): (Glossary)
Foundation: concrete
Walls: common brick
Roof: none specified
1959-present (2007)other (seminary)

Significance: architecture, education
Landmark designation:
Narrative: see below
References: see below

This building complex was the first on the Calvin campus. With small scale buildings grouped around a courtyard, its significance is due to sensitive site planning and low-key architecture. Its position next to a small pond provides an air of meditation appropriate to its nature as a post-graduate learning center.

I. Bibliographic sources:

None specified.

II. Location of other data:
University: Library, Special Collections, Facilities Management Office, Unknown
—details: Archives, Hekman Library, Calvin College.

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