While the existing use and occupancy of the building are to remain the same, The Art Alliance and the University of the Arts have embarked on an effort to modernize and improve various aspects of the existing facility. The JacobsWyper Architects project team applied a systematic evaluation of the Art Alliance Building site, exterior conditions including a focused analysis on the building envelope and roofing systems, interior conditions, structural systems, and the mechanical/ electrical/ plumbing and fire protection systems. Gallery spaces are located on the first and second levels, assembly program spaces are located on the third level, and staff offices with support spaces are located at the third level rear. As a sublease to PAA the building will also house a full-service restaurant and bar at the first floor rear and garden with additional kitchen facilities in the basement and offices in the rear wing second floor. JacobsWyper's report sets priorities and recommends phasing for addressing safety and structural deficiencies, building maintenance and cosmetic repairs.
20, 300 SF