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Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art / M.M. Bennett Library / Ellis Foundation Art Education Center

PROJECT DETAILS

Location:

Tarpon Springs, FL

 

Size:

57,000 SF

 

Status:

Completed  2012

 

Awards:

2012 Award of Public Recognition

 American Institute of Architects

Florida Chapter

 

2002 H. Dean Rowe, FAIA Award

American Institute of Architects

Tampa Bay Chapter

LEEPA-RATTNER MUSEUM OF ART / M.M. BENNETT LIBRARY / ELLIS FOUNDATION ART EDUCATION CENTER

Situated on a hillside overlooking a small reflecting lake to maximize community exposure, this  building welcomes both students and the general public. This two-story facility is composed of a museum, art studios, classrooms, an auditorium, and a campus library.

 

The lower level of the facility acts as the service core of the building.   The Library consists of an information desk, technology processing, classroom, reading stacks, conference rooms, production workroom, equipment maintenance, and computer support.

 

The Main Gallery, with its low horizontal window, skillfully provides day lighting to the interior spaces without the risk of damage to the artworks.  The building’s dominant feature, a massive exposed concrete wall, links its remote location to the campus core while serving as the backbone of the building.

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