Atelier - Sheldon Museum of Art

Ethan Boerner
Mason Burress

This project explores the use of frame and threshold as a means of creating an engaging addition to the Sheldon Museum of Art. Elements of the existing museum are reinterpreted in the new design; a prominent urban form, the differentiation between structure and skin, and the use of curated perspective. Programmatically, the addition uses half of the symmetrical layout of the Sheldon, and turns it on its end to create the tower in the sunken garden. Each of the 5 floors presents a different perspective on art education and the artist studio.