Glass walls overhang a central courtyard, simultaneously creating openness and a sense of boundary. The studio tower (left side of image) overlooks a highway.
The drum-shaped fritted glass façade is a fitting landmark for a tough urban site bisected by two major highways. The cloistered organization opens to a street-level plaza and cafe, helping to reinvigorate the adjacent neighborhoods.
The project’s first-floor plan. The dorm corridors are single-loaded to encourage social interaction: Students must walk around the interior courtyard to get to their rooms. Art studios anchor one end of each floor.