– double layer U Plank with Wacotech GmbH & Co. KG translucent insulation
– operable windows and skylights at every studio
– natural light to all studios
– radiant floor with heating and cooling
– reflecting pool doubles as stormwater overflow
– all existing trees preserved on site
Dominik Sigg, Marcus Carter, Elise Riley, Michael Haddy, Hannah LaSota (project team)
- Casali Group, Inc.
Thomas Murray (project manager)
- Franklin & Marshall College
Sheldon Wenger (project manager)
- ICOR Associates
- David Miller Associates
- Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering
- L'Observatoire International
- Hollander Design
- Harvey Marshall Berling Associates
- Aqua Design International
Kostis Korelias, Associate Professor at Franklin & Marshall “... Our new art building is itself a philosophical machine without which, we cannot fully understand the Mystery of force."
Eric Baldwin, The Architect's Newspaper, October 2020 "Rising between canopies of old-growth trees and their driplines in south-central Pennsylvania, the art center seemingly floats above the landscape of the campus and Buchanan Park. The 32,000-square-foot project is wrapped in SHA's signature translucent glass to provide an ethereal illumination for art students. . . Balancing form and enclosure the Winter Visual Arts Building becomes a new campus destination for students with space to gather, learn and grow through the universal language of art."
Alberto Bortolotti, Arbitare, 21 Jan. 2021 "The natural setting has also favoured the application of Holl’s theory of parallax – which holds that vertical or oblique movements through space multiply our experiences – something that is already evident even before you enter the new building, as you walk along the lengthy external ramp that leads to it from the historical centre of the campus."