This project consisted of a new three story, 39,000 square foot Arts Building that was part of the new arts complex designed to consolidate the department’s activities in one location for the first time in 20 years.
As part of an ongoing partnership between ODU and Norfolk’s Chrysler Museum of Art, the new Arts Building is home the Jean Outland Chrysler Art Library (a collection of 112,000 rare volumes relating to the history of art) and the Elise Hofheimer Art Library.
The new Arts Building also includes instructional classrooms for drawing, painting and graphic design, studios, faculty and administrative offices and a reading room.
The building includes a cylinder lobby and conference room which provides a visual marker. The rest of the building is a trapezoid, angled to draw pedestrians in from the street.