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HELPING COMMUNITIES EXPRESS THEIR CULTURAL VALUES

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Project: Queens University Performing Arts Center, Kingston, ON
Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interiors, Planning, Historic Preservation, Kingston, ON, Canada. Estimated completion, 2012, designer with Snohetta Architecture, NY, NY

Objective: Design strategy for a multi-disciplinary performing arts center (theater, music, art, film departments) sited on a historic brewery at the shore front of Lake Ontario to unites and accommodates the growth of different departments, while encouraging a lively interaction among students, faculty, and the surrounding community.

Process: Brought focus and direction to the program, budget and project concept through pre-design & concept development workshops conducted with university and community stakeholders, theater planners, acousticians and architects.

Outcome: Connected historic structures and community to waterfront via a public pedestrian greenway, while capitalizing on waterfront views for lobby, cafe and academic study areas through new construction.

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