Gustafson Center
Manchester, NH, USA

Architect: Perry Dean Rogers Partners
Long Format Brick Manufacturer: Innova Tile//Fornace S.Anselmo (Lorregia, Italy)
Brick Distributor: Consolidated Brick, NYC
Completed: December 2016
Award: 2017 AIA New England Design Award

From the architects, Perry Dean Rogers & Partners

Architecturally a modern interpretation in form and massing of the barns of the region, the wood shingle and brick building sited in a reestablished natural landscape aspires to be warm and inviting, playing a pivotal role in prospective students’ and parents’ first impressions of the University. The intent is to allow the cedar shingles and the IPE wood to weather over time to gray, allowing the material palette to be at once contextually “New England” yet contemporarily “new.” The second-floor massing of the barn volume pulls back from the perimeter at the southwest, creating an outdoor space for small group gatherings or individually contemplating the landscape beyond. At the same time, the solid pitched roof overhead disintegrates to a slatted canopy, reinforcing the volume of the building yet creating a dynamic sunlight environment that dramatically changes throughout the day and the seasons.

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