Higher Ed - Education

UNT College of Visual Arts and Design

College of Visual Arts and Design, University of North Texas

  • Size: 140,000 SF
  • Services provided: Full service planning, architecture and interior design
  • Project type: new construction
  • LEED Silver certification goal

Corgan, as prime architect, in association with Machado-Silvetti, was selected for this ambitious assignment at the University of North Texas. The Corgan | Machado-Silvetti team is tasked with the development of an addition to the existing art building. Currently, the college’s departments are spread over eight campus buildings limiting cross collaboration between disciplines and in particular the integration of traditional studio arts with new media, UX-UI design and the cutting edge research performed by the college’s XRez program. The combined 140,000-square-foot project will consolidate multiple departments within the college into a single community of scholars and creators. Occupying a significant campus boundary condition, the new CVAD will serve as gateway to the Denton campus for the broader community. The addition will be a four-story masonry building with classrooms, lecture halls, 3D graphics and visualization labs, study areas, seminar rooms, multimedia equipped classrooms, art galleries, student studios, administrative offices, meeting rooms and informal work areas. The new building will be a high-performance energy efficient facility targeted to attain a minimum LEED Silver certificate.