Next Stage Collaborative 2016

Date: 11/30/16
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Others Involved: Structural Engineer: Andy Paddock Graduate Teaching Assistant: Samantha Strang Student Researchers: Joel Brown Sofia Bruni Adam Buehler Josh Chandler Robert “Taylor” Chesnovar Marika Davis Natacha Denis Meghan Duarte-Silva Barry Carl Faler Eileen Gahihausen Sasha Godinez Kelsey Grundman Kurt Hartmann Ryan Helle Ryan Johnson Danielle Jones Benyamin Khezri Allisa Lacey Alex LaVoy Alexander Martin Joseph McKinney Joel Miller Olivia Mott Mason O’Farrell Christopher Powell Brandon Smith Rebekka Thy Hunter Wells Lidia West Kelsey Wotila Liezl van Wyk Faculty Advisor: Rick Sommerfeld
Will Koning

Next Stage Collaborative was designed and renovated by the students and faculty of ColoradoBuildingWorkshop. In collaboration with Denver Arts and Venues, this space further supports their mission to enhance Denver’s quality of life through premier public venues, artworks, and entertainment by becoming a platform to showcase student work—something rarely seen by the public.

To best utilize the facility, students created a clean, versatile exhibition space that accommodates two different programmatic zones: the first, an entry space where guests are greeted by information about the current exhibition, and the second, the exhibition space itself. The two zones have been articulated through subtle gestures in ceiling height variation and lighting strategies.