UMass Amherst – Studio Arts Building

Daniel O’Connell’s Sons collaborated for the sixth time with the Gund Partnership to build a consolidated facility for the Art Department on the flagship campus.

Client:   UMass Building Authority
Designer:  Gund Partnership
Size:  47,000 SF

Project Features

  • Steel framed building with concrete on metal decks.
  • V shaped building footprint.
  • Curtainwall cube structure as the point in the center of the structure.
  • Brick facade precast lintels and sills.
  • Sealed concrete floors.
  • Exposed ductwork.
  • Studio spaces for a wood and metal shop.
  • Teaching studios for painting, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, and welding.
  • Numerous exhaust fans to support the various end-user activities.
  • Acid neutralization system in the basement.
  • Custom built darkroom stainless steel sinks.
  • Meeting and gathering spaces with faculty and administrative offices.

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