HEIMBOLD VISUAL ARTS CENTER AT SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE  | Bronxville, NY | 60,000 GSF
2004| Susan T. Rodriguez (Design Partner, Ennead Architects)

The  Heimbold Visual Arts Center establishes a dynamic inter-disciplinary center for the visual arts at Sarah Lawrence College.  The building provides a flexible framework of spaces for an intensive and creative community by unifying spaces for the arts into one building to foster dialogue between students and teachers of different disciplines. Dedicated studios for individual disciplines, as well as shared spaces for inter-disciplinary collaboration, technology, teaching and critiques are accommodated within the building.  Sited to promote movement through the building and views into the arts, the design incorporates pre-existing campus pathways connecting the historic campus to newer residential and athletic buildings to the west.  A stepped, grass-covered rooftop terrace extends the building into the campus landscape.  This reduces the overall scale of the building, while forming a new south facing outdoor gathering space.  A series of garage doors open up to studios, critique space and a café to visually and programmatically blur the distinction between interior and exterior.

LEED Certified

Awards | AIA NYC, Design Honor Award, Educational Facility, 2008;  AIA NYC, Design Merit Award, Sustainability, 2008;  AIA National COTE, Top Ten Green Buildings, 2005;  AIA New York State, Award for Excellence in Design, 2005; AIA Westchester / Mid-Hudson, First Honor Award, and Sustainable Design Award, 2005

Photo Credit | Richard Barnes, Susan Rodriguez

 

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HEIMBOLD VISUAL ARTS CENTER AT SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE

A Flexible Framework for the Arts

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