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 an 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.
The light-filled and spacious painting/drawing and thesis studios in Tjaden Hall offer flexible environments for a wide variety of work and media. The B.F.A. and M.F.A. programs have facilities in new media, painting/drawing, photography, print media, and sculpture. Students receive training in safe and efficient use of all facilities, and instructional support staff offer assistance and ensure that students adhere to safe and best practices.
The Foundry, a historic landmark building, houses the Graduate Studies Center, and contains individual private studio spaces and common areas for M.F.A. students. The Department of Art's sculpture courses are based in The Foundry as well, and a generous assortment of hand and power tools and work spaces are available.