Campus Expansion

Moore College of Art & Design | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The comprehensive renovation and expansion of Moore College of Art & Design was, at its core, an effort to fully integrate the college’s people with its programs and to share as much of that collaboration as possible with the larger community.

VMA reprogrammed and designed the main campus: three buildings occupying a single block and the College took ownership of an adjacent mid-century structure. This included the creation of a new formal entrance/gallery space and the connections to all the buildings.

The campus was restructured and reorganized with increased transparency within the buildings to both unify departments and encourage interaction. The plan takes full advantage of public spaces that permeate the entirety of the college, and which communicate the college’s mission through the incorporation of visual and applied arts.

PUBLICATIONS

  • “Moore College Builds Entrance Gallery,” College Planning & Management, March 2003.
  • “Frau house” by Meg Cohen Ragas. Philadelphia Magazine, November 2000.
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PROJECT DETAILS

Size: 160,000 sf
Budget: $7.1 million

SERVICES PROVIDED

Architecture, Interior Design, Historical Preservation, Planning, Landscape

Campus Expansion

Moore College of Art & Design | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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