Cal Arts - Arts Building Expansion

Valencia, California

Behr Browers Architects was the design architect for this Graduate level painting Studio at the renowned Cal Arts campus in Santa Clarita, California. The building accommodates 16 private painting studios, an are for student work critique and a classroom.  The building's north facing clerestories are designed to capture the maximum amount of natural day lighting for the interior while building's south facing white roof help reflect unwanted heat.  The interior studio partitions are kept below the interior ceiling to more evenly distribute the capture daylight for painting.