The project explores the interstitial space between two pre-existing campus buildings and recalibrates the building relationships on site. This design is thus about the dialectic between interior and exterior, opacity and transparency, mass and surface, and public and private.
The two existing buildings are centrally located on campus and placed in perfect parallel, splitting the campus into two. The new extension serves as a connecting tissue between those two buildings while acting as a threshold and thoroughfare. It adds and reallocates classrooms and offices, and provides new programs to fulfill the growing needs of a college department.
This proposal strives for giving a uniquely recognizable presence and symbolic value to the campus while retaining circulation flows.