Western Michigan University School of Art - Richmond Center for Visual Arts
The pure magnetism of this sculptural gesture serve a secondary function: to link together other fine-arts facilities using glass “connectors," including a sleek pedestrian bridge. In this way, SmithGroup transcends mere building design and turns this arts center into not only a new “front door" for the arts village but also an urbanizing, galvanizing force for the entire campus.
Inside, the center's layout flows from its exhilarating lobby through to a generous sculpture garden, a student lounge, and exhibit and classroom spaces, including stacked lecture halls. Galleries for permanent and traveling exhibits welcome visitors.