client:    ArtCenter College of Design

 

type:    cultural

 

location:    Pasadena, California

 

size:    6,350 sq ft

 

status:    under construction

 

team:    darin johnstone with sandra hutchings, matt liese, rob ettenger, howard chen, deysi blanco, adam fujioka

 

awards:    2018 AIA / Pasadena & Foothill Citation Award

 

darin johnstone architects

ArtCenter

Mullin Gallery

In Progress

 

In 2014 Art Center College of Design purchased the 1111 South Arroyo Parkway building; 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 at the southern end of the future campus and its sheer scale it will eventually become the gateway to Art Center’s south campus. Even now it functions as a kind of marker into the city of Pasadena. The building represents a great urban opportunity for the school. This is particularly true for the ground floor and the way it relates to the public realm. When we were asked to create a small gallery named for the donor Peter Mullin on the ground floor of 1111 we naturally analyzed it in the context of city. Through that study, we realized the project needed to be turned inside out to function as a gallery, a signifier for the school and a cultural destination in this part of the city.

client:    art center college of design

 

type:   cultural

 

location:    pasadena, ca

 

size:    6,350 sq ft

 

status:   design development

 

team:   darin johnstone with sandra hutchings, matt liese, rob ettenger, howard chen, deysi blanco, adam fujioka

 

darin johnstone architects

In 2014 Art Center College of Design purchased the 1111 South Arroyo Parkway building; 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 at the southern end of the future campus and its sheer scale it will eventually become the gateway to Art Center’s south campus. Even now it functions as a kind of marker into the city of Pasadena. The building represents a great urban opportunity for the school. This is particularly true for the ground floor and the way it relates to the public realm. When we were asked to create a small gallery named for the donor Peter Mullin on the ground floor of 1111 we naturally analyzed it in the context of city. Through that study, we realized the project needed to be turned inside out to function as a gallery, a signifier for the school and a cultural destination in this part of the city.

ArtCenter

Mullin Gallery

In Progress