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Arts and Technology Academy

Eugene, OR
  • Bldg system

    Mass Timber

  • No. Of Stories

    2

  • Sq. footage

    97,718

As a teaching tool for middle school students to explore and learn about the interaction between the natural and built world, the Arts and Technology Academy’s honest and tectonic expression of structure, exposed building systems, natural materials, and daylighting create a physical environment conducive to a STE(A)M-centric curriculum. An iconic, umbrella-like folding roof comprised of steel frames, glulam beams and wood decking—all left exposed—stretches across the length of the building above continuous clerestory windows. Appearing to float, it cantilevers in various locations, offering protection from the elements while creating a warm and inviting interior environment. Various sloped roof profiles pay homage to the surrounding residential vernacular while visually bridging the scale of the project’s two-story massing and surrounding one-story homes. An expansive photovoltaic array adorns the south-facing roof. Ample exterior glazing maximizes daylight and views during the day, while serving as a warmly-lit community beacon at night.

  • Construction Type:

    III-B

  • Building Type:

    Educational

  • Material Types:

    Mass Timber

Companies Involved:
Individuals Involved:
  • Joe Baldwin

    Architect

  • Mark Young

    Architect

  • Jason Thompson

    Engineer

  • Tobin Cooley

    Acoustics