Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects

Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes
16/05/2018
Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects
[Houston] USA
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Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes
The new Glassell School of Art has 8,711.0-square-meter, is sited on two acres, adjoining the Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden designed by Isamu Noguchi. The building replaces the school’s 1979 facility. The origins of an MFAH art school date to 1927.
The L-shaped building designed by Steven Holl Architects defines two edges of the plaza. Its sloped, walkable roofline, anchored by a stepped amphitheater, extends the plaza up and along the roof to a garden above. The exterior is constructed from 178 unique precast concrete panels that create a rhythm across the exterior surface as they alternate with 170 glass panes that provide natural light to all studios and classrooms. A three-story, broad-stepped forum activates the center of the school’s interior.
 

Description of project by Steven Holl Archiects

The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston redevelopment has the unique chance to expand the museum’s campus as an integral experience open to the community. Horizontal activity, transparency and porosity will unify the new MFAH, and provide inspiring and inviting public spaces. The lush ...read more

Architects
Steven Holl Architects.
Steven Holl ( design architect, principal ). Chris McVoy ( senior partner in charge ). Olaf Schmidt ( project architect, senior associate ). Yiqing Zhao ( project architect - Glassell School of Art ). Rychiee Espinosa ( project architect - Glassell School of Art ). Filipe Taboada ( project architect - Kinder Building, associate ).
Project team
Xi Chen, Suk Lee, Maki Matsubayashi, Eli
se Riley, Christopher Rotman, Alfonso Simeo, Yasmin Vobis
Associate Architect

Kendall/Heaton Associates 

Landscape design
Deborah Nevins & Associates, Inc.
in collaboration with Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, D.P.C. 

Construction
McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. 

Client
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Area
Area.- 
93,765.0 sq ft.
Size.- 80,000.0 sq ft
Dates
Project Year 
2018 

Location
Location 
5101 Montrose Blvd, Houston, T
X 77006, United States 

Collaborators
Project manager.- Legends.
Structural engineers.- Guy Nordenson and Associates; Cardno Haynes Whaley. MEP engineer.- ICOR Associates. Lighting consultant.- L'Observatoire International. Climate engineers.- Transsolar. Cost estimator.- Venue Cost Consultants. Facade consultant.- Knippers Helbig

Interior view the forum of Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes Day view, west elevation, Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes A studio classroom inside, Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes South elevation detail, Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes View from the Cullen Sculpture garden. Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes Night view, west elevation of Glassell School of Art, MFAH, by Steven Holl Archiects. Photograph by Richard Barnes Model of Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsModel of Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsWatercolor of Glassell School and Kinder building by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsWatercolor of Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsLevel 1 floor plan. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsLevel 2 floor plan. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsLevel 3 floor plan. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsLevel roof plan. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsSouth elevation. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsWest elevation. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsOverall building sections. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl ArchitectsForum enlarged sections. Glassell School by Steven Holl. Courtesy of Setven Holl Architects

HOLL

Steven Holl was born in 1947 in Bremerton, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington and pursued architecture studies in Rome in 1970. In 1976 he attended the Architectural Association in London and established STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS in New York City. Considered one of America's most important architect...read more

Deborah Nevins and Associates

Deborah Nevins & Associates. Nevins & Benito Landscape Architecture, D.P.C. Unified landscape plan for the Fayez S. Sarofim Campus Founded in 1991, Deborah Nevins & Associates designs projects all over the world, from institutional projects, including the Pritzker Garden at the Art Institute of Chicago, to large private estates in the Northeast and Texas as well as in the Ca...read more