Stanford University moves forward on facility for art department

June 27, 2012
Officials say the McMurtry Building will become a favorite gathering spot for students

From The Bay Citizen: Stanford University has disclosed some of the details of the design for the facility that will house the school's art department. The McMurtry Building will be a multiuse facility that will include space for programs in art practice, design, art history, film and media studies, and documentary film and video. It also will have art studios, screening spaces, film editing rooms, exhibition space, the Experimental Media Art Lab and Sound Studio, and the Art and Architecture Library. The facility also will have a flexible presentation space with retractable seats to accommodate a variety of events, a sky court with outdoor gathering spaces and a covered first-level court that connects different parts of the complex. The architect is Diller Scofidio + Renfro.

MORE...from Stanford: The McMurtry Building will "undoubtedly be a favorite gathering spot for students from every corner of the university," says Leslie Hume, chair of the Board of Trustees.

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