New Home for Architecture and Environmental Design
Students in architecture classes this spring will be greeted by a bright new space. The 30,000-square-foot former Park Avenue Warehouse is the new home for the Department of Architecture and Environmental Design. The renovated space will bring all department undergraduate and graduate design studios to one facility, allowing for more collaboration.
The building features new studios, faculty offices, an administrative suite, a materials and reference library, lecture room, gallery, and print room featuring new plotters and laser cutters.
The facility is also an important step toward National Architectural Accrediting Board accreditation of the Master of Architecture degree.
The $4 million renovation includes a new entrance on the south side addressing the Technology Building, a new HVAC system, electrical system, roof and paint. The plan is designed to achieve LEED silver recognition, said Project Coordinator Joe Phillips, Office of Design and Construction.