Gruss Center for Art and Design at The Lawrenceville School by Sasaki
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
The Lawrenceville School was founded in 1810 as an academy to prepare young men for Princeton University. The 200-year-old National Historic Landmark has become a 700-acre coeducational campus for over 800 high school students.
Stephen Murray (Head of School) hired the Boston-area firm Sasaki to revitalize the campus by building upon the existing architecture without mimicking it. The 17,000-square-foot steel-and-concrete structure has replaced the narrow brick 1960s wing and creates a bridge between the two existing arts facilities. The custom Gun Metal ACM by Alcotex is combined with the smoky-gray glazing and gray slate on the facade. Thanks to Creative Metal Contractors for choosing us for this project.
“Decisions about the transparency, scale, and use of a gunmetal color for the steel structure all had to do with creating a complementary and contemplative addition to a well-established conversation,” says Sasaki principal Vinicius Gorgati. (Quote from Architectural Record article)
The post from Sasaki can on their LinkedIn page can be viewed at: https://www.linkedin.com/posts/sasaki-associates_gruss-center-for-art-and-design-at-the-lawrenceville-activity-6755166480725266432-SAjv
You can read the full article in Architectural Record at this link: