Project name: Transforming Gallery
Project overview: An art non-profit required rapidly and cheaply transformable event and exhibition space. To enable rapid transformations in layout, quality of light, and ceiling height, the design inserts translucent partitions that descend from above to change ceiling height, modulate light, and repartition space.
Project location: Boston, Massachusetts
Firm name: J.Roc Design
Project type: Art Gallery Exhibition Space
Project information: Renovation/restoration
Jury comments: The Transforming Gallery embodies the scrappy, innovative spirit of the Small Firms Design category. With a modest budget, it goes beyond merely meeting the client’s needs. The dynamic ceiling system reconfigures the plan, modulates the ceiling plane, and transforms the perception of light and volume. Building from the legacy of minimalist art, the project acts as a large-scale installation that quietly frames the art it houses.
BSA Impact: Advancing Architecture
Client: Opportunities for Artists
Images/Photographer(s): James Leng
AIA Framework for Design Excellence: Integration | Equitable Communities | Economy | Well-being | Change