VAPA Evolving (ARC4111.01)

Donald Sherefkin

VAPA was conceived as a facility that would provide an “…evolving environment for the performance of all forms of art and open to the most challenging ideas and personalities from either inside or outside the college environment…” [The Art Policy Committee, 1964] VAPA has undergone significant change over the course of forty years, with new programs and studios created for digital art, moving image, and digital fabrication. New faculty and programs are continuing to put pressure on the building, and this is a good time to do an evaluation of the possibilities for transformation, including renovations and additions. Included in this study will be an evaluation of the building’s energy usage, and strategies for optimizing its efficiency. This studio will explore the potentials in the spirit of the original vision articulated by Trustee and alumna, Betty Brown in 1965:

Prerequisites: Prior work in an Architecture studio course. Interested students should email dsherefkin@bennington.edu.
Credits: 4
W 10:00am - 11:50am; W 2:10pm - 4:00pm
Maximum Enrollment: 14
Course Frequency:
This course is categorized as All courses, Environment, Four Credit, 4000, Architecture, Donald Sherefkin, Wednesday Mornings, Wednesday Afternoons, and tagged .