Christopher Newport University – Mary M. Torggler Fine Arts Center

The three-story, 82,000 plus-square-foot center houses gallery and programming space for CNU’s fine arts program. The building features three tall, staggered glass domes as a focal point. The first floor houses an art history lecture hall, museum shop, a hands-on gallery, and studios for 3-D art disciplines. Part of the space between the new building and the existing Ferguson Center is an outdoor museum space. The museum’s 2-story large gallery takes up most of the second and third floors. Moveable walls and structures allows the space to be configured to display each exhibit. The second floor also contains galleries for student work, classroom and lab spaces – including a dark room, photo lab, light lab, and digital art studios. The third floor includes drawing and painting studios, as well as studios only for upperclassmen. A cafe provides food near the outdoor terraces overlooking the entryway.

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Take a look inside the completed space!

Services provided: Interior room acoustics, acoustical isolation, mechanical system noise control, audiovisual system design.

Project Types: Fine & Performing Arts / Higher Education

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