Clemson University, Lee Hall College of Architecture by Thomas Phifer

Double-height studios bring art and architecture students together in the new college of architecture at Clemson University, South Carolina, USA, by New York office Thomas Phifer and Partners.

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The building has been designed as a place where students on different courses can see into each other’s studios and share some of their workspaces, intended to increase „cross pollination“ between disciplines.

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„The process of making this work is such a celebratory testament to the collaborative spirit in architecture,“ said Thomas Phifer. „These are the very principles that form the foundation for interdisciplinary learning at Lee Hall.“

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Rooms on the ground floor feature glazed partitions to afford views from one area of the building to another.

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A sequence of first floor mezzanines are suspended above, where students and tutors can observe the activities below, plus more glazed studios are sandwiched between.

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Huge doughnut-shaped skylights direct natural light into the double-height spaces, while glazed elevations to the north and south offer views out across the campus.

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A terrace is positioned to the north of the building to provide a place where students can build large-scale models.

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