TUBA CITY BOARDING SCHOOL + HASKELL UNIVERSITY GYMNASIUM

The design approach for the new Tuba City Boarding School was based on analysis of Navajo culture and the existing site as it relates to the larger world.  The scheme identified the center of the existing historic boarding school campus as the organizational reference point for the new design.  From this center point the new school buildings radiate along the southern and eastern portions of the site, creating a new edge for the campus with axis that align with the four sacred mountains of Dine’tah (homeland of the people). 

The Haskell University, Gymnasium project in Lawrence, Kansas involved the adaptive re-use of an old gymnasium building that was on the Kansas Historic Register.  The renovation included restoring the clerestory lantern that was destroyed during a fire, adding a gift shop and offices on the ground floor, and a lounge / dining area on the basement level.  The south side of the building was excavated to provide amphitheatre seating and a terrace for the basement level lounge area.  The project was completed in 1995 for 1.5 million dollars.

 

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