UNCA Craft Campus Master Plan
in the office of Frank Harmon Architect, PA
The UNCA Craft Campus Master Plan is an 80,000 SF renovation of and addition to an existing building on the UNC Asheville campus that is designed to accommodate the craft disciplines of wood working, glass making, ceramics, metal sculpture, drawing, painting, and printmaking. The scope of the project included the renovation of the 48,000 SF Owen Hall and a 32,000 SF addition to provide studio, gallery, and faculty office areas. As a master plan, the project aimed to solve existing problems with street frontage, campus circulation, and safe storage and use of large, outdoor workyards associated with several of the craft disciplines. Key to the design concept is a central, two-story gallery concourse that serves to connect peripheral campus parking areas to the campus interior. The project is designed to establish a visible presence for the craft program in lieu of the existing, subdued, anonymity of Owen Hall. Increasing energy efficiency was a key concern, and all windows are to be replaced and enlarged, where feasible.
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