Sheila Johnson Design Center
The Design Center includes an open lobby, four design studios, classrooms and a circular stairwell in the silo. The overall design introduces a spatial approach that gives the school flexibility and future growth. Creative work spaces and unique program elements include a visualization studio, central atrium, and student gallery. Communal support spaces such as wood shops, spray booths, and rapid prototyping labs are concentrated in one area and shared by different departments.
Green features have been incorporated throughout, down to the water-based finish on the wood. The building is an environmentally sustainable center from the materials from which it is made, methods used to construct it, and the systems that heat and cool it. Sustainable elements include low VOC-(Volatile Organic Compound) emitting interior paints and finishes, and Energy Star 50-year certified architectural shingles on the roof.
25,000 sq ft
3 sq ft
State University of New York at Morrisville
Perkins Eastman Architects
Conversion from Dairy Barn