Thank you to Raw Art Works for hosting us for a wonderful afternoon of making art. We tested our ability to draw with our non-dominate hand, crafted our own stamps and learned about the process of the printing press. We had a ton of fun as an office creating, playing and collaborating in a space we enjoyed designing!
For this year's Summer Outing, Jones Arch took a trip out to Western Mass to see the Clark Art Institute and Williams College. It was exciting to see the work of Tadao Ando and Reed Hilderbrand followed by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson's Sawyer Library - a great juxtapositon of materials and space design.
We are pleased to announce the beginning of construction for the Multicultural Center within Northeastern's Curry Student Center. This project included close collaboration between Jones Architecture, our design team, and the client to work within the limitations of a low ceiling height. By utilizing the depth of the existing waffle slab to incorporate acoustic panels, we were able to create a colorful accent that influenced both the storefront glazing treatment and carpet layout.
Height limitations in the space lead to a study on viewing depths and optimal layouts of monitors and lounge seating during our initial planning study.
The existing ceiling and the space created by the depth of the waffle slab became an integral element in the design. First evident in the inset acoustic panels above, it was then reflected in the treatment of the privacy film on the glazing and carpet design.
Color and texture was studied extensively both within the space and in relation to its surroundings.
The Reflected Ceiling Plan showing location, and connection details of the Acoustic Ceiling Panels & light fixtures pictured below.
Low seated lounge furniture was selected to create the feeling of a higher ceiling in the space, while highly mobile tables and chairs, along with a folding wall, create a highly adaptable floor plan.