Article source: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
As the most visible building on the campus perimeter, the studio building mediates between the public view and private use of the campus. The south façade is a horizontal, large-scale gesture to passing motorists that curves and wraps around the building. Varying patterns of concrete masonry units (CMU) compose this prominent wall. The stacked blocks create a large-scale, changing pattern of subtle shadings as the sunlight moves across the south façade during the day. Rios Clementi Hale Studios maintains continuity with the campus by using block colors and horizontal banding sympathetic to brick colors and patterning on existing buildings. Functionally, the south façade filters sunlight and traffic sounds from the adjacent city streets and freeway.
- Architects: Rios Clementi Hale Studios
- Project: Woodbury University Studio Building
- Location: 7500 Glenoaks Blvd., Burbank, CA
- Size: 19,000 square feet; two stories
- Photographer: Tom Bonner