Charles Rose Architects

Charles Rose Architects

Somerville, MA


Drawing, Painting, and Photography Building, Oregon College of Art and Craft

Embodying Oregon's legacy of individuality and independence, Oregon College of Art and Craft has been championing art-making through craft since 1907. Today it offers an intense studio experience,personalized and rigorous instruction, and an active ground for exploration. As the only private art college west of the Mississippi to offer an accredited BFA in Crafts, OCAC is a superb laboratory for the invention of modern craft.

As a principal center for education,creative expression, and the mastery of contemporary craft, the College selected Charles Rose Architects to design three new buildings for its 9.5 acre wooded campus: the campus library, the metals workshop, and the drawing, painting and photography (DPP) studio, which includes a small thesis pavilion. The DPP building, submitted here, is the first to be constructed; its opening marks the completion of the first phase of the College’s expansion plans, which will eventually double the current space and enlarge the existing indoor/outdoor nature of the campus grounds. To fulfill this campus vision where craft and nature coexist and inspire, the DPP building is a place where art-making.

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Status: Built
Location: Portland, OR, US