This project created 30,000 sq. ft. of new space and renovated 47,000 sq. ft. of the existing 91 year old facility.
A unique design feature is that all of the construction systems are open and exposed to include the superstructure, exposed mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection systems. Minimal flooring and ceilings were used in order to expose the existing building. Other features include:
Gallery space and an expanded architectural library
Design studio space
A model shop
Expanded administrative areas
While not a LEED certified project, this project applied many LEED principals which include the use of environmentally friendly materials, daylight harvesting, natural shading, skylights, thermal glass walls and high efficiency systems to include fritted glass, passive shading and diffused lighting through custom designed glaze systems.