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Queens College Media Arts Center

Queens College Media Arts Center

Simultaneously inflecting toward the Open Theater to complete the radial arrangement of the existing arts complex and toward the Central campus alongside the building that houses the faculty offices.

Queens College, New York, NY
2006-7

The Media Arts Center enacts a dynamic positioning, addressing the radial arrangement of the existing arts complex and the Open Theater at the upper level while simultaneously inflecting the lower level auditorium out towards the neighboring building that houses the media faculty offices. This opening out draws together the public open space of the upper Campus Plaza and the lower Open Theatre. While the outdoor seating of the Open Theater inflects inward to the lobby, the stair in turn inflects outward as it rises up to the Media Production Studios on the second floor, situating exchanges between individuals and uses, inside and out — the middle terrace incorporating into the lobby space, first as a refreshment counter and then extending as the stairs.

Design: LeClair Lucas