The Museum is both an exhibition and teaching facility. It is sited in away thatresolves various paths in a series of three distinct courts. It is therefore more an extension of the idea and order of the campus than it is an individual building. The front court straddles and marks one of the major pedestrian paths and leads to the entrance court.
Entranceand access to all of the activities of the building is through the circular court. Each major activityalso hasits ownt entrance so that they can operate independantly. The palm court joins the museum with the large existing labs. The green court on the opposite side serves as a sculpture garden. The galleries, compiosed of a series of as distinct units of space and light, can expand to the west in the future.
Articulated and colored precast concrete panels are the exterior enclosure of the steel frame which stands free of the walls in the Galleries. In its image the Museum connects to the historical typologies of museums while also making reference to the character and traditions of the buildings of the region.
Galleries, Classrooms,Offices & Workshop/Storage
25,000 square feet