M O O R E C O L L E G E O F A R T + D E S I G N - C A M P U S F E A S I B I L I T Y S T U D Y
EXISTING FLOOR PLAN EXAMPLE
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PROPOSED FLOOR PLAN EXAMPLE
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As the first and only women’s visual arts college in the nation, Moore College of Art & Design has a long history of encouraging the visual arts pursuits of their student population. A diverse and vibrant community Moore College of Art + Design expands the opportunities of their students through multiple BFA programs. With the introduction of Graduate level programs in fine arts in 2007 and their continued growth, the College knew they needed a plan for the future while continuing to strike a fine balance between educational opportunity and their reputation as a tight knit and passionately creative community. Our team (myself, project manager, and an outside consultant well versed in pedagogy) was hired by the College to provide a comprehensive, phased plan that addressed the specific spatial and functional needs of their growing art and design program and student body. Our goal was to guide them on how to accommodate their growth within a compact, inefficient, and aging existing campus with very little room for expansion. Our tasks included developing an extensive space inventory through analysis and diagrams of existing space, conducting in-depth programming meetings with departmental and administrative staff to better understand current and projected uses and functions of dedicated space, and provide strategic planning solutions and phasing to support the spatial and functional needs of current and future programs. My specific role in the team was to conduct programming meetings with our team members, compile the resulting data, and develop phasing plans for accommodating future growth across the campus of 220,000 SF. As part of the project, we authored a written narrative of our findings to go with the proposed plans and presented the information in a campus wide presentation.