McGee Arts Pavilion at the New York State College of Ceramics by Ikon.5 Architects Photographed by Brad Feinknopf based in Columbus, Ohio
McGee Arts Pavilion • School of Art & Design • New York State College of Ceramics • Alfred University • Alfred, New York • Ikon.5 Architects
The McGee Art Pavilion is an expansion to the School of Art and Design at the New York State College of Ceramics in Alfred, New York. The Pavilion is designed as a large ceramic vessel for holding art and light. It is set between two existing buildings on Academic Alley - the main pedestrian thoroughfare on the campus. Its ceramic facade, made of unglazed terra cotta tubes is a solar and rain screen and abstractly reminds one of the making of ceramic vessels, which is going on inside the pavilion. Cantilevering over a glass wall along Academic Alley, the ceramic pavilion dramatically engages campus on lookers as a piece of public art and allows them to see inside the exhibition gallery. The ceramic tubes are staggered and alternate in a striated pattern. McGee Pavilion is 19,000 square feet.