California College of the Arts Graduate Center / Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects

© Mark Luthringer

For the Graduate Studies Campus at the California College of the Arts Jensen Architects / Jensen & Macy Architects designed a fencing façade for the expansion of the campus. This project is connected to the previously completed Graduate Studios project and creates a combined 50,000 sqf Graduate Studies campus.

Architect: Jensen Architects/Jensen & Macy Architects
Location: 184 Hooper Street, , California,
Project Team: Mark Jensen (Principal), Frank Merritt (Project Architect), Chris Kalos, Steven Huegli, Pantea Tehrani (project team)
Structural Engineer: Jeffrey Weber & Associates
Mechanical & Plumbing Engineer: Guttman & Blaevoet
Electrical Engineer: Silverman & Light
Civil Engineer: KCA Engineers
Geotechnical Engineer: Geotecnia
Environmental Consultant: URS Corporation
Acoustical Consultant: Charles M. Salter Associates
Contractor: Oliver & Company
Project Area: 29,640 sqf
Project Year: 2007
Photographers: Mark Luthringer

© Mark Luthringer

The expanded aluminum mesh forms an open scrim-like wall at the street’s edge. Behind the mesh skin are two pre-engineered steel buildings that house sixty-eight individual artist studios, classrooms, administrative offices and exhibit spaces. The open space between the buildings forms a courtyard with shade trees and outdoor workshops.

© Mark Luthringer
© Mark Luthringer
© Mark Luthringer
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