Architectural Design II, Design Project: FINE ARTS CENTER
A large-sized company in New York City has decided to create a Fine Arts Center. They wish to provide workshops and instruction in the fields of paintings sculpture and the graphic arts in an atmosphere conducive to the highest possible levels of achievement. They also wish to provide for the housing of an existing collection or contemporary paintings, sculpture and graphic art; for the temporary showing of traveling exhibits and other special exhibits; and for a regular schedule of public concerts, recitals, lectures and other related events.
The hypothetical site selected is at Astor Place in the Greenwich Village.
The required components with their approximate areas in Square Feet are as follows.
1. ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT
A) Reception- 250. B) Directors Office- 300. C) Director's Assistants Office- 150. D) Conference and Board Room- 400. E) Business Office- 1,000
2. ART GALLERIES
A) Reception Room and Assistants Office- 250. B) Curator's Office- 300. C) Painting and Sculpture Galleries- 4,000. D) Graphic Arts Galleries- 1,000, Study Room- 400, Work Room- 300. E) Special Exhibition Area- 2,000. F) Information and Sales Counter- as required. G) Preparators Workroom- 500. H) Curatorial Storage- 2,500.
3. SCHOOL of ART
A) Reception Room and Assistants Office- 250. B) Deans Office- 300. C) Conference Room- 400. D) Registrars Office- 400. E) Students Supply Store- 300. F) Eight Faculty Studios, each- 400. G) Two Painting Studios, each- 1,200. H) Two Drawing or Design Studios, each- 1,200. I ) Sculpture Studio- 1,600, Workshop- 1,600. J) Graphic Arts Studio- 1,200, Printing Shop- 400. K) Photography Studio with Four Darkrooms- 1,200. L) Four Classrooms, each- 500. M) Student Lounge- 600. N) Looker Area for 240 Students- as required.
4. ART REFERENCE LIBRARY
A) Reading Room, Including Desk and Catalog- 1,800. B) Photograph Collection- 250. C) Librarians Office and Conference Room- 250. D) Cataloging Space and Workroom- 400. E) Stack Room - One Tier- 1,000.
5. MUSIC HALL
A) Auditorium to Seat 900 People- as required. B) Platform or Stage- 1,200 - 1,500. C) Projection Booth- 200. D) Rehearsal and Reception Room- 1,500. E) Two Dressing Rooms, Including Toilets, each- 350. F) Workshop and Receiving Room- 800. G) Property Room- 400.
A) Dining Room and Snack-bar- 2,400. B) Kitchen including Pantries, Storerooms Etc.- 600. C) Managers Office- 150.
7. MAINTENANCE and OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
A) Superintendents Office- 300. B) Assistant Superintendents Office- 200. C) Security and Control Cente-r 200. D) Custodians Lounge and Locker Room- 400. E) General Receiving Room- 600. F) Stockroom- 400. G) Workshop- 600. H) Paint Shop- 400. I ) General Storage- 4,000.
8. Provide all necessary Vestibules, Lobbies, CoatRooms, Toilets, Janitors Closets, Storages, Corridors, Stairways, Elevators and Mechanical Shafts. The heating plant and other required mechanical spaces are assumed to be in a basement and need not be shown.
9. An Outdoor Sculpture Court and a Dining Terrace are desired. No parking space is required. A Main Entrance, Service Entrance and Driveways necessary to the proper functioning of the center are to be shown.
The Center may be one or more separate structures. Public functions may occur simultaneously or singly in the art galleries, the special exhibition area and the concert hall when the center is otherwise closed. The art school will function when other areas are closed. The restaurant is to serve the public, students and staff. The library should be available to students and staff as well as to the public. It should be possible to close off the special exhibition area from public circulation while exhibits are being installed.
All rooms shall be HC accessible.
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