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Sioux City Art Center – Learning Center Addition

BNIM is working with M+ Architects to design the Learning Center Addition to the Sioux City Art Center. The proposed addition will enhance the education component of the Art Museum and provide expanded exhibition space.

The Learning Center will provide state of the art teaching facilities for painting, drawing, jewelry and light metalworking, and much needed storage and support space. It will share service components with the Art Museum and provide for secured connection for students and faculty. The addition will be designed to operate independently of the Art Museum to allow maximum flexibility of operation. The clear span structure maximizes future adaptability of the facility to accommodate changing programmatic requirements.

Sioux City Art Center – Learning Center Addition

BNIM is working with M+ Architects to design the Learning Center Addition to the Sioux City Art Center. The proposed addition will enhance the education component of the Art Museum and provide expanded exhibition space.

The Learning Center will provide state of the art teaching facilities for painting, drawing, jewelry and light metalworking, and much needed storage and support space. It will share service components with the Art Museum and provide for secured connection for students and faculty. The addition will be designed to operate independently of the Art Museum to allow maximum flexibility of operation. The clear span structure maximizes future adaptability of the facility to accommodate changing programmatic requirements.

Sioux City, Iowa
12,500 gross square feet
Completion: Fall 2010 (anticipated)
LEED Gold (Anticipated)
In association with M+ Architects

The project will incorporate sustainable features and is pursuing LEED Gold. Sustainable features anticipated for the project include daylighting, natural ventilation, high efficiency fixtures, green materials, local materials, site water management, geothermal and other strategic, holistic design elements.

BNIM is leading the design of the Learning Center Addition to the Sioux City Art Center, originally designed by SOM. Conceptualized as a bar building to contrast the more complex geometry of the original museum, the addition is expressed as two parallel walls comprised of concrete and glass fins that serve as backdrop for a proposed sculpture garden.

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