Architecture Studio Spaces

L. P. Kwee Studios, Milstein Hall

 

Designed by OMA principals Rem Koolhaas and Shohei Shigematsu, the L. P. Kwee Studios have a wide-open, flexible floor plan featuring floor-to-ceiling glass walls and 41 skylights. Connecting the second floors of Sibley and Rand halls, the expanse of the studio space cantilevers 50 feet over University Avenue, creating a capacious and interactive space between Sibley and Rand. The studios accommodate desk space for approximately 285 B.Arch. and M.Arch. students. Centrally located on the studio plate are two informal presentation spaces, equipped with panels that open to reveal pin-up walls and LCD screens for digital presentations or broadcasting the main auditorium events.

Frances Shloss Studio, Sibley Hall

 

These state-of-the-art studios on the third floor of East Sibley Hall, which opened in September 2014, feature critique space and desks for 60 architecture students. The generous open space and a floor-length stretch of skylights allow for an uninterrupted flood of daylight, while the preservation of the antique windows and the original pine floor are preserved as homage to the historical structure of Sibley Hall. Alumna Frances Shloss, (B.Arch. '45) gifted the funding for the renovation, which was designed by New York City–based architects LEVENBETTS.