Urban Hub

Project Description

This project resolves the lack of connection of the site to the main campus and creates the sense of presence across Morrison Avenue.  The architecture school’s massing, which is formed by the environmental forces, shapes a gateway to a semi private plaza that serves as an urban hub. A gradient perforated skin filters light on the south and west sides, responding to parameters such as visibility and program. The surrounding skin then folds inside and creates the main interior cores that integrate circulations, enclosed programs, meeting spaces and services. The premise of the interior space is also maximizing connectivity and openness. Studios and faculty offices are arranged around the cores to foster student-faculty interaction.