When designing the graduate studio space, Cross Street Partners took care to preserve the building’s historic fabric and story and to meet the Secretary of the Interior’s standards, while incorporating modern building systems and amenities.
The flexible classroom and critique space is retrofitted with track lighting, a flexible ceiling for mounting artwork and projectors, A|V, a lobby, two white walls, one brick wall and a wall with floor-to-ceiling arched brick windows. This space allows for ad-hoc exhibitions, performances and other events.
The 18 graduate studios have raw, polished concrete floors, 14’ high ceilings and 8’ high partitioned spaces, and are retrofitted to meet the needs of artists. Other amenities include, a modest kitchen, slop sink, energy efficient lighting with breakers for every pair of studios, and a comprehensive security system. Several studios have floor to ceiling windows.