We were hired by New York’s State University Construction Fund to design a significant addition to and a dramatic reconceiving of a 1968 I.M. Pei arts complex on the SUNY Fredonia campus. We created a linear addition at the west façade, allowing the former back and service side of the building to become the new primary entrance. We inverted the existing material language of long concrete walls by employing a palette of metal and glass walls with accents of concrete details. Our addition includes classrooms, sculpture and ceramics studios, performance spaces for music and dance, and a variety of shops and other shared facilities, including areas for set design and construction.
The project achieved LEED Silver certification.
60,000 square feet, new construction
40,000 square feet, renovation