Project USD 473, Chapman Art Building

The Chapman Art Building is a stand-alone facility for the art program at Chapman High School. The building is the final phase of a complete reconstruction of the school district’s facilities that were destroyed in the devastating 2008 tornado. This school district has long had a very progressive art program, and this rebuilding project offered an opportunity to provide an appropriate venue for their varied course offerings.

This 6,300 s.f. new facility houses a studio for two-dimensional art, a sculpture and ceramics studio, a kiln room, and a computer lab for digital and graphic art. The art building also houses the district’s student run commercial printing service that produces logo design and printed t-shirts.

Daylight fills the studio through expanses of clerestory glass and large overhead doors allow the studios to open onto exterior terraces as the weather allows.