Master planning and Strategic Improvements for an Urban Art College Campus

Since 1914, Cornish College of the Arts has been an essential ingredient in the artistic soul of Seattle. Their location in the heart of the city offers a multitude of opportunities for lively inter-relationships between art and environment, campus life and urban activity, history and creativity.

Framework assisted Cornish College of the Arts with a wide variety of facilities improvements and master planning issues. Historic Kerry Hall received needed renovations inside and out, with approvals from the City’s historic preservation process. We helped the College incorporate accessibility improvements to its campus and modify its learning spaces to accommodate new programs and pedagogical approaches.

The design incorporated facilities for a new art curriculum, and offices and workspace space for the new Art, Design Film + Media program.Framework worked with Cornish to develop goals, policies, and plans to accommodate the complex short- and long-term space needs of the College’s departments of Art, Dance, Music, Film, Theater, Design, and Performance Production.

We worked with facilities staff to analyze building conditions and assess the suitability of existing spaces for Cornish’s evolving multi-disciplinary curriculum.

Framework’s role was Project Lead and Strategic Advisor 

Cornish College of the Arts

MA Wright Structural Engineers

 Photos by Joe Iano