ENTRY, VESTIBULE, & GALLERIES
Restrictions on gallery space whittled down the original 5 SUMA iterations down to 3. The designs with a cantilevered roof over the plaza kept ample gallery dimensions, while maximizing the architectural footprint.
One of the challenges with the site was to design for it to be approachable from all sides. We were so focused on the design of the west entrance plaza that we had neglected the east elevation. We re-programmed the interiors to allow for the roof valley motif to extend across the entire building. The second valley dips from the top of the east parapet to 5 ft above the ground.
The interiors and rooves were printed separately so that the client could see the clean straight interior walls, and each roof iteration. Local rainfall and snowfall data was used to adjust the curvilinear roof surface to direct water evenly to both valleys. Two final roof versions were 3D printed, primed and sealed for water testing.
Client/Owner: Southern Utah University
Design Architect: Brooks + Scarpa & Blalock Partners
Project Design Team: Lawrence Scarpa, Angela Brooks, Emily Hodgdon, Mark Buckland, Brooklyn Short, Mario Cipresso, Ryan Bostic, Chinh Nguyen, Diane Thepkhounphithack, Cesar Delgado, Royce Scortino
Landscape: Coen + Coen Partners with G.Brown Design
Structural Engineer: Reaveley Associates
Electrical Engineer: BNA Consulting Group
Mechanical Engineers: Van Boerum & Frank Associates
Lighting Design: Luminescense
Civil Engineer: Insite Engineering
Acoustics: Fisher Dachs Associates
Specifications: Blalock Partners