August 12, 2014
Public Portion of Cornish’s New Building Takes Shape
: The base floors of Cornish's new building take shape …. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: … and what the finished structure will be like in miniature. You can see the model in the Admission Office in the Main Campus Center. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: View up Lenora Street past the new edifice towards Cornish's Notion Building, showing how the mass of the base reflects the older structure. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: View down Lenora Street toward the new edifice, with the banner of the Main Campus Center on the right and the Notion Building on the left. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: View of the MCC from the front of the new buildling. Photo by Mark Bocek.
: The full model of the new building in the Admission Office. Photo by Mark Bocek.
When the new structure is finished, it will have a residence tower and new studios while the base will become a “living room” for Cornish; it’s all becoming very real.
Go out and stand on the corner of Terry and Lenora; right in front of you, the dream is becoming a reality shaped in steel and concrete. It’s a major new building for Cornish, and when it’s complete, it will change the way life is lived on campus. What you’ll see is that the principal work is complete on the lower portion of the building. Time to step back and truly absorb what a difference it’s going to make in the day-to-day life of students. Take a “design appreciation” moment to study how the mass of this base matches the mass of Cornish’s Notion Building across the street.
The first floors, which includes a public space with an incredibly high ceiling and open to the outdoors, has been envisaged as a “living room” for the College. It will be a place for hanging out, running into friends, studying, and generally living the student life. When you say “meet me at Cornish,” this is where you’ll mean. Above this area will be a number of meeting spaces, classrooms, and studios. With the base done, work will begin in earnest on the residential portion of the building, which will bring it to 20 stories in all.
While you’re at the Main Campus, drop into the Admission office and see the architects’ incredibly well executed model of what the whole deal will look like when it’s done.
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