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Artists for Humanity

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artists for humanity

Boston, MA

Program: studio spaces for a youth oriented non-profit arts organization, shared ‘makers’ fabrication facilities, event spaces, café, retail and administration offices.

Design Approach: Provide a facility that will be flexible, engage community, reduce operation/maintenance costs and rise as a symbol of the organization. The creative youth will be engaged throughout all stages of the expansion, learning from intimate exposure to architecture, engineering and construction.

Promoting a green-organization, not just a green-building. 

 
 

 

87,000 SF
Located in a Dense Urban Area Close to Public Transportation 

250 BOSTON TEENS
Employed Annually

FACT 118
A dime has 118 ridges around the edge

 
 
 
 

 

Our design proposal holds sustainability as the primary goal; which necessarily encompasses youth integration, community engagement, budget control, and reducing the timeline for design and construction.

 

 

DIFFUSED NATURAL LIGHT:
Much of the glazing is placed on the Northern facade and above the Atrium to deliver diffused light throughout the interior spaces.
Clerestory windows and light-trays provide the studios with natural illumination and expansive wall space for work production.

 

 

SUSTAINABLE FEATURES

The roofscape is stepped to provide an upper level for a Solar Array to supplement the buildings electrical needs and a Water Recovery system to irrigate the Green Roof event space. 

 
 
 

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