Colgate University Agrees to Fund David Adjaye’s $21 Million Arts Center

  • 05 Feb 2015
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Colgate University has agreed to fund Adjaye Associates’ proposed $21 million Center for Art and Culture planned for its campus in , New York. The project, initially unveiled last March, will be comprised of three interlocking volumes of flexible art galleries alongside a parcel-long sculpture courtyard that cuts through the site.

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Facing Utica Street will be a 15-foot community space, equipped with flexible public rooms, offices, and a reception area, as well as the Longyear Museum of Anthropology. Towards Madison Street, the 30-foot Picker Art Gallery will offer exhibition galleries, seminar rooms, project and archive space.

© Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University
© Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University

Clerestory windows will provide ample natural light, filtered through the facade’s striated, pre-cast aggregate stone panels that mimic the color of the adjacent brick buildings.

© Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University
© Adjaye Associates, Courtesy of Colgate University
Cite: Rosenfield, Karissa. "Colgate University Agrees to Fund David Adjaye’s $21 Million Arts Center" 05 Feb 2015. ArchDaily. Accessed 22 May 2015. <http://www.archdaily.com/?p=484444>