client:    ArtCenter College of Design

 

type:    educational

 

location:    Pasadena, California

 

size:    22,400 sq ft

 

status:    built

 

team:    darin johnstone, sandra hutchings, rob ettenger, matt liese, howard chen, dennis lee, deysi blanco

 

consultants:    john a. martin and associates, turpin & rattan engineering, sunwest electric inc, muir-chase plumbing co.

 

project manager:    gkk works

 

general contractor:    halsted construction

 

photo credit:    joshua white / jwpictures.com

 

darin johnstone architects

ArtCenter

1111 Level 5 Gallery

September 2017

 

In 2014 Art Center College of Design purchased a 1980’s mirrored, lozenge shaped, 128,000 square foot, six story high rise at the very end of the historic 110 freeway in Pasadena. By its position in the city, its location in the future south campus and its sheer scale this building will eventually become the college’s gateway. But not yet. With an overall master plan implementation on a 15-year horizon the school needed to begin using the building to address its immediate needs and program growth.

 

Starting at the top level of the building DJA was asked to convert existing nondescript office space to drawing and painting classrooms. More than that the program called for another south campus outpost; An academic and cultural destination. In addition to direct instruction spaces the program included galleries, student ‘living rooms’, offices, meeting and conference spaces. The project needed to demonstrate that the existing building could be converted to support education, promote culture, and align with the high aesthetic standards of the college.  The design utilizes the existing powerfully horizontal space and continuous ribbon windows while disrupting the typical monotonous high-rise core and program relationships. Cross axial connections were cut into the mass of the program to create public spaces with views and natural light.

client:    art center college of design

 

type:   educational

 

location:    pasadena, ca

 

size:    22,400 sq ft

 

status:   built

 

team:   darin johnstone, sandra hutchings, rob ettenger, matt liese, howard chen, dennis lee, deysi blanco

 

consultants:   john a. martin and associates, turpin & rattan engineering, sunwest electric inc, muir-chase plumbing co.

 

project manager:   gkk works

 

general contractor: halsted construction

 

photo credit:    joshua white / jwpictures.com

 

darin johnstone architects

In 2014 Art Center College of Design purchased a 1980’s mirrored, lozenge shaped, 128,000 square foot, six story high rise at the very end of the historic 110 freeway in Pasadena. By its position in the city, its location in the future south campus and its sheer scale this building will eventually become the college’s gateway. But not yet. With an overall master plan implementation on a 15-year horizon the school needed to begin using the building to address its immediate needs and program growth.

 

Starting at the top level of the building DJA was asked to convert existing nondescript office space to drawing and painting classrooms. More than that the program called for another south campus outpost; An academic and cultural destination. In addition to direct instruction spaces the program included galleries, student ‘living rooms’, offices, meeting and conference spaces. The project needed to demonstrate that the existing building could be converted to support education, promote culture, and align with the high aesthetic standards of the college.  The design utilizes the existing powerfully horizontal space and continuous ribbon windows while disrupting the typical monotonous high-rise core and program relationships. Cross axial connections were cut into the mass of the program to create public spaces with views and natural light.

ArtCenter

Level 5 Gallery

September 2017

Photo Credit: Joshua White/JWPictures.com

client:    art center college of design

 

type:   educational

 

location:    pasadena, ca

 

size:    22,400 sq ft

 

status:   built

 

team:   darin johnstone, sandra hutchings, rob ettenger, matt liese, howard chen, dennis lee, deysi blanco

 

consultants:   john a. martin and associates, turpin & rattan engineering, sunwest electric inc, muir-chase plumbing co.

 

project manager:   gkk works

 

general contractor: halsted construction

 

photo credit:    joshua white / jwpictures.com

 

darin johnstone architects

ArtCenter

Level 5 Gallery

September 2017

Photo Credit: Joshua White/JWPictures.com