Construction Zone: Arts education

Oct. 1, 2008
Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, Fla.

The four-story, 49,000-square-foot Humanities & Technology Building at Palm Beach Community College, Boca Raton, Fla., creates a gateway to campus.

Sweeping, curved panels highlight the building entrance; monolithic walls are punctuated with whimsical blocks of color; and the two stair towers are expressed either through an exposed arrangement or behind a glass curtainwall. Creative ceiling treatments and an infusion of natural light enhance interior spaces.

The building includes state-of-the-art technology in multidimensional classrooms, studios and labs, as well as theater and music appreciation, plus two Socratic teaching classrooms, computer labs and display areas.

A circular garden acts as the link between the existing campus and the new humanities building, which has a radial plaza emanating from the center. This outdoor plaza serves as a living classroom and gallery for student lectures and projects.

The architect is STH Architectural Group, Inc. (West Palm Beach, Fla.)

Sponsored Recommendations

Schedule an AIA Course Presentation

Get closer to completing your annual AIA Continuing Education requirement.. Our continuing education courses will get you that much closer to completi…