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selection criteria



Location Neighboring Schools, Suburban Community, Natural Resources


Final Design Spring 2014 By: Jared Sell

Distance from Street, Natural Buffers, Simple Footprint

site selection mapping

community arts

a language of school design the project

the hypothesis

the facts

The goal of this project is to establish a new architectural language for education - defining a relationship between the interior and exterior environment, but does not change the content or structure that is currently being used by educators. Due to the size constraints of this project, this space will contain only one area of education - Fine Arts - and could be used as a proof of concept.

A focus on the exterior environment from the interior spaces

15% of schools in the United States are in need of repair

$250 Million

or reconstruction. To do this, it would cost a approximately

270 Billion Dollars.

Students involved in the arts score, on average,

rate, compared to 72.9% without.

40-50 points higher on the SATs, versus student who have no arts education.

the town


neighborhood demographics



median household income

area schools

site visual elements

Lobby/Gallery Restroom Café Theatre Library Flex Orchestra Dance Studio Art Room Traditional Classroom Photo Lab Workshop Storage Front Office

floor plan

Front Office

Storag age

Works shop

Public Space

Photo o Lab

Tradittional Classroom


Dance e Studio

Orche estra




adjacency matrix

Lobby y/Gallery


aerial photo


region of focus


site photos

Restro room


15 6

performing arts centers

90.2% graduation


$5 Billion

community theater companies

Schools with arts programs have a

Yearly federal funding for science:

dance schools


Yearly federal funding for the arts:

public schools

can stimulate, nurture, and promote a child’s edu-

“Two heads are better than one” John Heywood “Children are our most valuable resource.” - Herbert Hoover “I walk slowly, but I never walk backward.” Abraham Lincoln “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” Yogi Berra “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” - Martin Luther King Jr. “Remember who you are” - Mufasa “Fear of the unknown. They are afraid of new ideas. They are loaded with prejudices, not base upon anything in reality, but based on...if something is new, I reject it immediately because it’s frightening to me. What they do instead is just stay with the familiar. You know, to me, the most beautiful things in all the universe, are the most mysterious.” Dr. Wayne Dyer “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.” - Wayne Gretzky “Even if they beat you 99 times out of 100, that still time.” - Little Giants “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” - Mark Twain “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” - Nelson Mandela “Success is a journey, not a destination.” - Ben Sweetland “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” - Christopher Robin “A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.” - Walter Gagehot “One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” - Arthur Ashe “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children” - Walt Disney “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” - Maya Angelou “I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” - Michael Jordan “And in the naked light I saw ten thousand people, maybe more. People talking without speak, people hearing without listening, people writing songs that voices never share, and no one dared, disturb the sound of silence” - Simon and Garfunkel “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable.” - Helen Keller

Learning Space



Desks Staging

Media Lab 1100 Sq. Ft.

Storage Restrooms Projection


Computer Stations

Theatre 5800 Sq. Ft. Dressing

building section





Dance Studio 1200 Sq. Ft. Dressing

Acoustics A

Kitchen Desks


Cafe 2300 Sq. Ft.



Classroom 500 Sq. Ft.




Conference e

Teaching Station

Resource 2200 Sq. Ft.



Art Studio 800 Sq. Ft. Reception

Seating Seating


Storage Practice Rooms

Orchestra 1200 Sq. Ft. Acoustics

Recording Studio

Music Stands

the foundation

parti development

site movement

schematic diagram

site exploration Ceiling Truss


Natural Ambience


Anchor Core Extension

the thesis The integration of the arts in the classroom can enhance and facilitate discussions in math, science, and literacy.

the hypothesis A focus on the exterior environment from the interior spaces can stimulate, nurture, and promote a child’s education.

the parti statement The education exploration of art, whether it be music, dance, fine art, or theater, originates from two locations; exposure through performance and social interaction. These origins create a journey that is composed through a variety of experiences.

2d parti

the foundation the composition the experience 3d parti


Core Core Extension





Urban Ambience

progression development imagination emotion movement sensory

the parti origins Created from a deconstructed music staff, the parti has four lines that are disconnected for two bars. The spaces are the traditional location for notations to be placed. The gap between the lines and the end points are the silence before and after a performance. The transparency allows for the composition to be a movement and now a hard set formula.

music notation

the composition

inspiration and materiality

bubble diagrams


full scale model and spatial analysis

Vegetative Buffer

schematic diagram


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb “You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world’s problems at once but don’t ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own.” Michelle Obama “Don’t count the days - make the days count.” - Muhammad Ali “In this lifetime, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody, except yourself. And after what you’ve gone through, if you haven’t done that by now, it ain’t never gonna happen” - Fortune “If I show you my dark side, will you still hold me tonight? And if I open my heart to you and show you my weak side, what would you do?” - Roger Waters “Let me go, I don’t wanna be your hero. I don’t wanna be a big man, I just wanna fight with everyone else” - Family of the Year “If we treat people as they are, we make them worse. If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.” - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe “Understand that friends come and go, but for the precious few you should hold on. Work hard to bridge the gaps in geography and lifestyle because the older you get, the more you need the people you knew when you were young.” - Baz Luhrmann “We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” - Ronald Reagan “Don’t ever let somebody tell can’t do something. Not even me. All right?....You got a gotta protect it. People can’t do somethin’ themselves, they wanna tell you can’t do it. If you want somethin’, go get it. Period.” - Will Smith “It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live, remember that.” - Dumbledore “Oh yes. The past can hurt, but the way I see it - you can either run from it. . . . or learn from it.” - Rafiki “I’m starting with the man in the mirror. I’m asking him to change his ways. And no message coulda’ been any clearer, if you wanna make the world, a better place take a look at yourself and make a change.” - Michael Jackson “The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last, the great battle of our time.” - Gandalf “I recognize the council has made a decision, but given that it’s a stupid-ass decision, I’ve elected to ignore it.” - Nick Fury “Here you leave today and enter a world of yesterday, tomorrow, and fantasy.” - Disney “It’s like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn’t want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it’s only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it’ll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I know now folk in those stories had lots of chances of turning back, only they didn’t. They kept going because they were holding on to something. That there’s some good in the world, Mr. Frodo, and it’s worth fighting for.” - Samwise Gamgee “Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. You’re on your own, and you know what you know. And you are the guy who’ll decide where to go.” - Dr. Seuss “Don’t worry about a thing, because every little thing, gonna be alright.” - Bob Marley “They don’t know about real loss, because that only occurs when you love something more than you love yourself.” Robin WIlliams “This is where they fought the battle of Gettysburg. Fifty thousand men died right here on this field, fighting the same fight that we are still fighting amongst ourselves today. If we don’t come together right now on this hallowed ground, we too will be destroyed, just like they were.” -Coach Boone “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” - Franklin D. Roosevelt “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” - Oscar Wilde “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” - Lao Tzu “Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions.” - Albert Einstein “To build a better world sometimes means tearing the old one down...and that makes enemies.” - Alexander Pierce “What we do in life. . . echoes in eternity.” - Russel Crowe “Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you sow.” - Robert Louis Steveson “Perfection is not attainable, but if we chase perfection we can catch excellence.” - Vince Lombardi ”Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belong to the people who prepare for it today.” Malcom X “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” - Vince Lombardi “The real opportunity for success lies within the person and not in the job.” - Zig Ziglar “Remember the compliments you receive, forget the insults; if you succeed in doing this, tell me how.” - Baz Luhrmann “The important thing is not being afraid to take a chance. Remember, the greatest failure is to not try. Once you find something you love to do, be the best at doing it.” - Debbi Fields “Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” - Mother Teresa “Many of life’s failures are experienced by people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up” - Thomas Edison “Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.” - John Wooden “I am prepared for the worst, but hope for the best.” - Benjamin Disraeli “Anything worth doing is worth doing right.” - Anonymous “We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other’s happiness - not by each other’s misery. We don’t want to hate and despise one another. In this world there is room

the experience

art corridor

resource benches

resource seating

performance stairs


cafe seating

performance stairs

dance studio

town green

orchestra path

site plan


first floor plan


scale: 3/32” = 1’-0”

first floor rcp









scale: 3/32” = 1’-0”

lighting fixtures

section 1

scale: 1” = 10’-0”

art gallery

for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way.” - Charlie Chaplin “I kept dreaming of a world, I thought I’d never see. And then one day….I got in.” - Jeff Bridges “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Mahatma Ghandi “I don’t know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.” - Bill Cosby “You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” - George Bernard Shaw “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” - Henry Ford “All our dreams can come true - if we have the courage to pursue them.” - Walt Disney “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Henry Stanley Haskins “If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” - Milton Berle “Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.” - Albert Einstein “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” - Alan Kay “I will go anywhere as long as it’s forward.” David Livingston “The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.” C. S. Lewis “Some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” - Alfred Pennyworth “In order to succeed, your desire for success must be greater than your fear of failure.” Bill Cosby “Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it”. - Ted Williams “Never give up! Failure and rejection are only the first step to succeeding.” - Jim Valvano “F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.” - Zig Ziglar “We are a product of the choices we make, not the circumstances we face.” - Roger Crawford “We all love stories. We’re born for them. They can’t be artificially evoked. It doesn’t always mean plot or fact. They aren’t an actual exact science. That’s what’s so special about stories. They’re not predictable. It’s capturing a truth from your experience. It can cross the barriers of time…real and imagined… expressing values you personally feel… deep down to your core.” Andrew Stanton “The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson “The best way to cheer yourself up is to cheer somebody else up.” - Mark Twain “You are never really playing an opponent. You are playing yourself, your own highest standards, and when you reach your limits, that is real joy.” - Arthur Ashe “I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.” - Pablo Picasso “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to your enemies, but a great deal more to stand up to your friends.” - Dumbledore “We accept the reality of the world with which we are presented, it’s as simple as that.” - Christof “There was an idea to bring together a group of remarkable people, so when we needed them, they could fight the battles that we never could…” - Nick Fury “Three minutes to the biggest battle of our professional lives all comes down to today. Either we heal as a team or we are going to crumble. Inch by inch, play by play, till we’re finished. We are in hell right now, gentlemen, believe me and we can stay here and get the shit kicked out of us or we can fight our way back into the light. We can climb out of hell. One inch, at a time.” - Al Pacino “Its during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” - Aristotle “Just because I cannot see it, doesn’t mean I can’t believe it.” - Jack Skellington “Always let your conscience be your guide” - Jiminy Cricket “I hear and I forget. I see and I remember, I do and I understand.” - Confucius “Truly wonderful the mind of a child is” - Yoda “The power of imagination makes us infinite.” - John Muir “I thought up an ending for my book ‘And he lives happily ever after, till the end of his days.’” - Bilbo Baggins “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” - Billie Jean King “What you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson

balcony seating


town green



mezzanine floor plan art corridor

theatre lighting fixtures

scale: 3/32” = 1’-0”


performance stairs

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ceiling features

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mezzanine floor rcp

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“music note” path lights

clock tower LP1 -



campus aerial











gallery scale: 3/32” = 1’-0”

Owner section 2

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3/32" = 1'-0"

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cafe seating with pendants

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“Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.” - Babe Ruth “The brave don’t live forever, but the cautious don’t live at all.” - Jimmy Cannon “Obsessed is just a word the lazy use to describe the dedicated.” Russell Warren “Always laugh when you can. It is cheap medicine.” - Lord Byron “Be the change you want to see the world.” - Mahatma Gandhi “The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.” - Aristotle “Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart” - Winnie the Pooh “Challenge yourself with something you know you could never do, and what you’ll find is that you can overcome anything.” - Anonymous “An obstacle is often a stepping stone.” - Prescott “If you cannot do great things, do small things in a great way.” - Napoleon Hill “Life is not the amount of breaths you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away.” - Will Smith “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” - Clint Eastwood “Sometimes you can have the smallest role in the smallest production and still have a big impact.” – Neil Patrick Harris “I have often dreamed, of a far off place. Where a hero’s welcome, would be waiting for me. Where the crowds will cheer, when they see my face. And a voice keeps saying, this is where I’m meant to be. I’ll be there someday, I can go the distance. I will find my way, if I can be strong. I know ev’ry mile, will be worth my while. When I go the distance, I’ll be right where I belong.” - Hercules “If you build it, he will come” - Field of Dreams “So you brought out the best of me, a part of me I’d never seen. You took my soul and wiped it clean. Our love was made for movie screens.” - Kodaline “It’s been a privilege flying with you.” - Jim Lovell “Little people know, when little people fight, we may look easy pickings but we’ve got some bite! So never kick a dog because he’s just a pup. We’ll fight like twenty armies and we won’t give up so you’d better run for cover when the pup grows......” - Gavroche “Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” - Bob Dylan “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” - Henry Ford “Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no help at all.” - Dale Carnegie “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” - Eleanor Roosevelt “Set your goals high, and don’t stop till you get there.” - Bo Jackson “A Society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they will never sit in.” - Anonymous “Wisdom ceases to be wisdom when it becomes too proud to weep, too grave to laugh, and too selfish to seek other than itself.” - Khalil Gibran “Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can, there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did” - Sarah Caldwell “It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” - Dumbledore “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” - Yoda “This is your time. Now go out there and take it.” - Coach Herb Brooks “It is not that I’m so smart. But I stay with the questions much longer.” - Albert Einstein “Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.” Mother Teresa “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” - Beverly Sills “What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.” - Henry David Thoreau “The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark.” Michelangelo “The difference between average people and achieving people is their perception of and response to failure.” - John C. Maxwell “The discipline you learn and character you build from setting and achieving a goal can be more valuable than the achievement of the goal itself.” - Bo Bennett “Think of success as a game of chance in which you have control over the odds. As you begin to master concepts in personal achievement, you are increasing your odds of achieving success.” - Bo Bennett “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” - Dr. Seuss

Education Integration - Jared Sell