Arts & engineering building, Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill
Durham, north carolina
The new Arts & Engineering Building continues the classical proportions, contemporary hues and materials of existing campus buildings to provide a diverse set of learning programs. Trinity envisioned a learning facility for all disciplines and methodologies with robotics and fabrication labs; music classrooms; orchestral, theater and practice rooms; general classrooms; and art rooms.
Negotiating the diverse needs of science, engineering, performing arts and visual arts programs required strategically separating the building into zones defined by parallel walls. The design also features connections to shared spaces and resources that maximize the opportunity for collaboration and foster Trinity’s vision for a balanced, innovation-oriented learning environment.