Winner of the Brooklyn College Art Gallery Competition Winner of the 2016 AIA New York State Student Award
The gallery is broken into three programmatic rows--public, semi-public and private. The public row blurs the line between interior and exterior through an angled glass wall. The semi-public row contains the main gallery space. Finally, the most private row--the utility row--contains offices and storage.
An urban living room--created through the glass wall and grassy area with benches-- encourages the campus to stop and view the art behind the glass wall. The urban living room enables connectivity and interaction between art, artists, students and the community in a fast paced setting where students and faculty are busy with the daily grind of college life. By taking advantage of the site’s location on a main artery of campus and blurring the boundary or interior and exterior, the gallery and the art reaches to the community in an effortless manner.
Heading into the gallery, the interior space becomes more intimate. Skylights are placed atop the main gallery to let in diffused natural light. The final row of the gallery serves as the utility core. Offices, restrooms and a mechanical room are located on one side of gallery while the other half of utility row is dedicated to storage with loading access.
Master in Architecture at the Spitzer School of Architecture // Fall 2015