Project: Crosstown Arts

Team:

Lead Design Spatial Affairs Bureau:
Peter Culley
Evan MacKenzie
Jessie Gemmer
James Hill
Aaron Horst
Amanda Shin
Hooman Kia
Rebecca Fox
Dana Reid

Client: Crosstown Arts

Area: 50 000 sq ft

Status: Completed 2018

Summary:

This 50 000sq ft contemporary art space includes: galleries; offices; artist in residence studios; a café with supporting catering kitchen; an art bar; two performance spaces; and shared art making facilities for the general public on a tiered membership basis offering workshops, digital suites and sound recording rooms.

Part of the massive Crosstown Concourse project, formally opened to the public in 2017, Crosstown Arts will be fully completed in 2018.

This follows on the Spatial Affairs’ original masterplan for the full 1.5 million sq ft then Sears distribution center ruin. Click here to see that project.

For this project, Spatial Affairs Bureau were lead designer and worked with Memphis-based LRK as executive architect.

  • 1/ Hypostyle Hall (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ Coral Dayglow Stair, Lynchpin (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ Exploded Axo of Zones of Work in the Building

  • 1/ 2nd floor Blank Canvas

  • 1/ Light Corridors (yellow) and Demise Lines (magenta)

  • 1/ Establishing the 'Hypostyle Hall'

  • 1/ Capturing the Light Corridors

  • 1/ Coral Dayglow Stair, Lynchpin

  • 1/ Level 2 Plan with New Build Theater Added

  • 1/ Section through the 1927 Building Showing Crosstown Arts, the Lightwell and the Coral Stair

  • 1/ Entry Level Crosstown Arts, theater, Concourse and Curb Market

  • 1/ Screening Room and Gallery Entry

  • 1/ Screening Room

  • 1/ Hypostyle Projection Hall (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ Projection Screens at the Hypostyle Hall

  • 1/ Testing Projection Screens in the East Atrium

  • 1/ Booths in development

  • 1/ Booth detail

  • 1/ Café in development

  • 1/ Cafe custom furniture

  • 1/ Art bar

  • 1/ West Gallery and Light Corridor (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ East Gallery (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ Project Room (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ West Gallery

  • 1/ Artist In Residence Studio

  • 1/ Shared Art Making - Woodworking

  • 1/ Shared Art Making - CNC room

  • 1/ Shared Art Making Sound Lab Corridor

  • 1/ Theater close to completion

  • 1/ 450-seat theater in construction

  • 1/ Theater lobby in progress

  • 1/ Staff Kitchenette 'In Progress' (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ The Hypostyle Projection Hall at the Center of Crosstown Arts

  • 1/ Primary 'Light Corridor' (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ Hypostyle Hall

  • 1/ Hypostyle Hall (Jamie Harmon)

  • 1/ Fluorescent Coral Stair

  • 1/ Fluorescent Coral Stair