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2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University

2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Bing Concert Hall, Stanford University | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Responding to the Arcadian quality of the surrounding Stanford Arboretum, the site design brings landscape into the building, appearing more like a clearing in the woods than an urban building with hard edges. It is a critical element of the campus arts district. Architecture and landscape create a series of gathering spaces to the north, west and south, fully engaging the setting.


The jury said, “ . . . elegant proportions . . . nice fit in context of campus . . . well crafted, beautiful materials and simplicity . . .”


The central element is an 842-seat vineyard style concert hall and includes a studio/rehearsal hall, artists’ suites, a music library, instrument storage rooms designed to double as practice rooms, an artists’ lounge and generous public amenities.


The seating sections split into terraces ringing the stage and create an intimate concert experience for both audience and performer.

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Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success

Chuck Close Uses Art to Inspire Students to Academic Success | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
A new federally sponsored public-and-private experiment puts the arts at the center of the curriculum in hopes of raising academic performance across the board.
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True diversity: "Born with prosopagnosia, a condition that prevents him from recognizing faces, Mr. Close explained that the only way he can remember a face is by breaking it down into small 'bite-sized' pieces, like the tiny squares or circles of color that make up his paintings and prints.

'I figured out what I had left and I tried to make it work for me,' he said. 'Limitations are important.'”

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2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Kenyon College

2013 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award, Kenyon College | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

At Kenyon College, art history forms the bridge between studio practice and the liberal arts curricu­lum. The integrated planning process to create a new Studio Arts Building and new Gallery & Art History Building involved Kenyon administration, faculty and students, and resulted in two distinct, but interre­lated initiatives. Bringing these facilities into the center of campus was a priority.


The building was located on a very prominent site, directly on Middle Path, in the heart of the historic core, to increase the visibility and participa­tion of the arts.


The two-story building with a basement includes a large 6,100 square-foot gallery, a smaller secondary gallery, an entry and lower level lobby for public gatherings, a 136-seat auditorium, classroom, seminar room, curatorial classroom, and a 3,400 square-foot art storage space.


The jury said, “ . . . the way it fits on campus is clear . . . confidence and clarity of materiality . . . forms are crisp . . . building is about art, history of art . . . building is like a piece of pottery or sculpture . . . it may stand the test of time . . . ”

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