Project: Crosstown Arts
Photographer: Jamie Harmon / Peter Culley
Lead Design Spatial Affairs Bureau:
Client: Crosstown Arts
Area: 50 000 sq ft
Status: Completed 2019
This 50 000sq ft contemporary art space includes 3 exhibition galleries; a central projection ‘hypostyle hall’; 14 artist in residence studios; a café / restaurant with supporting catering kitchen; an art bar; one formal and one informal performance space; staff offices; and shared art making facilities for the general public on a tiered membership basis offering workshops, digital suites and sound recording rooms.
As the centrepiece of and originating initiative behind the massive Crosstown Concourse project - formally opened to the public in 2017 - Crosstown Arts moved into their space in 2018 and completed the last components of the build-out in 2019.
Alongside this project, Spatial Affairs Bureau worked with Memphis-based LRK to for the 450-seat Crosstown Theater. Follow this link for more details on this project.
This follows on from 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.