TITLE: Visual Arts Education Facility
THEME: A carefully conscripted holistic approach where the building becomes a "living machine" seamlessly connected to nature and the campus. Art education becomes an extraordinary experience that fascinates and educates one and all. Memories are created that serve to make one fully aware of their delicate environment.
VISION: Provide a one-of-a-kind Visual Arts Education Facility that inspires artists, connects the building to the landscape and sensitively minimizes energy consumption.
Each one of the designs offers a sense of person. There are three very different design personalities using three different approaches and three different sites. The Team C "person" is a builder and they used their flat site as a blank canvas.
Their approach to education mixed with technological innovation was very good.
It felt like a good space artistically.
Architecture is being used to help mechanical systems, which demonstrates innovative engineering and an integrated design approach.
Great drawings that provide a good sense of layout. Informative engineering drawings.
Provided a balanced visual and written submission with the best form + function report. The site did not give them many challenges that they overtly addressed.
The residence on second floor was a challenge and they did it well.
Demonstrated an effort to reach a little more broadly on the sustainability front.
They seemed to use an effective approach although a team structure wasn't identified.
The building was clearly oversized.
(Excerpt from the jury's comments)