The challenge, for this project, was to design an art museum for the artistically potential-filled yet dormant city of Providence. This sizable building (about 90,000 sq. ft. was completed as the second major project during a summer semester, in a period of about three weeks. The museum was also to act as a space for the display of works completed by in-house artists and local students, as well as for more permanent pieces.
My philosophical approach to the aforesaid task was thus: an art museum is, essentially, a “box” for the storage and display of artwork. The box itself must be well-articulated, but not in such a way as to distract from that which it contains and displays. I wanted the form of the museum to illustrate this philosophy, so the outer appearance of the building is that of two large boxes “hovering” over the site.
Status: School Project
Location: Providence, RI