Ink & marker on straphmore

Ink & marker on straphmore

Marker & colored pencil on straphmore

Marker & colored pencil on straphmore

Watercolor & Pen
Winter 2011

Watercolor & Pen

Winter 2011

Studio Arts Boulder

with: Colin Ostman

VALMONT BUETE

BOULDER, COLORADO

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO - STUDIO III

STUDIO INSTRUCTOR - ROB PAYATT

SPRING 2011

Work was done in collaboration with Studio Arts Boulder in order to figure out potential needs and design options for their future campus. Reserch was done on the sites that Studio Arts Boulder are actively persueing and student work is to be used to gain comunity intrest and to raise funds for this much needed community program. The first intrist building event was held at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art where this project was on display for hudreds of visitors. 

The driving force in this campus design is to create a Studio Arts Campus that encourages creative collaboration between the different studio art disciplines. The site is located on Valmont Butte, east of Boulder Colorado. The butte is exposed to the harsh year around weather leaving behind an overwhelmingly vast and barren landscape. Also, there is currently an important Native American historical site that sits on the butte just above the studio campus. The courtyard campus is our solution to the needs of the clients, the Native Americans, and the unique site characteristics. The courtyard is used to create an outdoor space sheltered from the harsh surrounding landscape that allows people to work and interact outdoors. The architecture is sited to direct circulation and view corridors while creating a small micro climate within the courtyard. The courtyard is surrounded by the different studios leaving a void space for collaboration between the different disciplines. People continuing through the campus to the historical preserve are directed past the gallery and courtyard giving them the opportunity to experience the studio arts.

Personal Info:

Adam Bowen

Architecture student at the University of Oregon

(207)-979-1292

adamb66@gmail.com