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Emery Community Arts Center | SCUP Award-Winning Community Space - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo

Emery Community Arts Center | SCUP Award-Winning Community Space - SCUP's Planning for Higher Ed Mojo | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The University of Maine at Farmington received a 2012 SCUP/AIA-CAE Excellence in Architecture for a New Building, Merit Award for its Emery Community Arts Center.


What do you think about this space in relation to the ACUI Summit's report, and the Utah experiential building article? (Those articles are available here, but only until Friday for non-SCUP members.)



In addition to creating community between the campus and its surroundings, the interior is designed to accommodate many informal interactions.

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MICA Graduate Studio Center, Baltimore | $18 Million Renovation of Studio Center Acts as a Redevelopment Catalyst for Station North

MICA Graduate Studio Center, Baltimore | $18 Million Renovation of Studio Center Acts as a Redevelopment Catalyst for Station North | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Another image, full front on, of the project can be seen here. The president makes a case for community across the campus edge. Which makes sense, of course, for an urban campus most of all.


"'MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) is leading a transformation in graduate education, and the renovation of the Graduate Studio Center is a physical representation of a change in the way colleges must approach education,' President Fred Lazarus IV said. 'Especially at the graduate level, art and design students are increasingly focused on engagement with the broader public, collaboration and making connections among ideas to engineer multimedia solutions to complex social problems. This new space will allow students to work together even as they explore their own vision and give the public access to the fantastic creative environment that we have developed at MICA.'"


The project will add 25,000 square feet of academic space and improve the quality of an additional existing 95,000 square feet, including 2,785 square feet of gallery and exhibition space. In addition, the renovation will decrease the building's environmental footprint and house an auditorium/lecture hall offering students and the broader public a place to learn from faculty members and visiting artists; a café on the first floor connecting the College with the neighborhood; an indoor atrium and outdoor plaza providing spaces where visitors to the building can gather, meet students, network and relax; 177 studios (61 graduate studios and studio space for 260 undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students); state-of-the-art digital, computer and photo labs that any student can use to create works entirely in the digital genre or use to enhance artwork formed by other means; spray booths with specifically designed ventilation systems to provide unencumbered space for artists to paint in a healthy manner; a fabrication workshop for use in artmaking; and programming space for low-residency summer programs."

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Community in commercial space, too: Brookfield Office Properties’ Free Arts Programs

Community in commercial space, too: Brookfield Office Properties’ Free Arts Programs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

Nice. Is this convergence?


"By the end of the 150-minute concert some 260 people had come and gone, many of them office workers who discovered the concert by happenstance.


The program, it turned out, was presented not by one of New York’s major classical music organizations but by the building’s landlord, Brookfield Office Properties, a high-end commercial real estate operation that has emerged as a surprisingly significant player in the arts presentation business since 1988, when it established Arts Brookfield, its cultural arm. Arts Brookfield spends about $1 million a year staging free performances and visual arts exhibitions in the public spaces of the office buildings it operates in New York, most notably in the Winter Garden at the World Financial Center."

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