Winter 2012 (February 22, 2012)
Carleton’s newest facility positions the College as a leader in preparing students for a world that demands visual literacy and competence in new technologies.
The Weitz Center for Creativity was designed for interdisciplinary teaching and learning, providing Carleton with much needed classroom space for all departments.
Carleton chose to preserve and repurpose many architectural features of the historic Northfield Middle School at the intersection of Central Park, Carleton’s campus, and downtown Northfield. Entire sections of the original 1910 and 1934 structures were retained during the building’s transformation into the Weitz Center for Creativity.
The Perlman Teaching Museum, the Gage/Bauer IdeaLab, the Craine Drawing Studio, and a 250-seat cinema are some of the distinctive new features of the Weitz Center for Creativity.
The Weitz Center for Creativity houses a mix of academic departments, faculty and staff members, and academic initiatives.
The Weitz Center for Creativity is Carleton’s response to evidence that students and faculty members communicate, learn, and live differently in the 21st century: an age that demands innovation across all disciplines. The facility positions Carleton at the forefront of educating the next generation of bright young students in visual literacy and interdisciplinary thinking.