view from plaza

view from plaza

lobby & gallery

main lobby / event space

lobby & gallery

gallery

circulation diagram

circulation diagram

program diagram

program diagram

floor plans

floor plans

sections & elevations

sections & elevations

study model

study model

San Jose State University Art Musuem

San Jose, CA

The project for the new Museum for the San Jose State University Art Museum is a design competition proposal that seeks to radically re-imagine the role of a museum on the site of an active fine arts school.  Rather than demolish the existing academic building and relocate the fine arts program, the proposal creates a hybrid program and structure that overlay the museum onto the existing facility, and discovers synergistic opportunities between the old and new.  The existing building is ‘shrink-wrapped’ in a new structure of steel and lenticular glazing and metal mesh that encases a newly imagined system of circulation and exhibit space, while the existing courtyard is transformed into a central atrium featuring galleries and performance space.

*While Design Principal with HMC Architects

© 2016 by KEVIN O'BRIEN ARCHITECT

Kevin O'Brien Architect | Los Angeles | Pasadena | La Canada Flintridge | California

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