Bookmark and Share
|
  • Text +
  • Text -

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Awards $300,000 for New Studio Art Hall at Pomona College

January 30, 2014

The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has awarded Pomona College $300,000 to be used for the construction of the Studio Art Hall.

The Studio Art Hall, located north of Seaver Theatre near the Wash, is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of the 2014 fall semester, providing 36,000 square feet of teaching and learning space—doubling the space available in the College’s 100-year-old Rembrandt Hall. Built around a central courtyard, the new Studio Art Hall features studios for painting, drawing, sculpture, digital arts and photograph; a shared fabrication laboratory, 3-D printing facility and a computer laboratory with digital output facilities; two classrooms; a faculty and student lounge; and a gallery.

Designed by Culver City-based wHY Architecture, the new Studio Art Hall will be an open, airy building, full of light and glass. The facility is being built to LEED Gold standards, and incorporates solar photovoltaics and hot water heaters, daylight harvesting and low-volume lighting.

Since 1978, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation has supported Southern California museums and art programs, investing in excellence in social services, health care, the arts and higher education, striving to support and facilitate the work of the region's best nonprofit organizations.

Comments

We welcome responses to stories on the Pomona College Web. Please respect the opinions of others who may disagree with you. If you notice an objectionable comment (see our commenting policy), please flag it to bring it to our attention.