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 the 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 a 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.