Youngstown State University

John J. McDonough Museum of Art Youngstown, OH This fine arts gallery for rotating exhibits was designed for faculty and student shows and also serves as a multipurpose meeting space. An outdoor sculpture terrace and lecture theater are integrated into the site. Located at the edge of the campus across Wick Avenue from the Butler Art Museum, the prominent sloping site was a primary determinant in the building's organization. Continue Back
The two main entrances, one on the upper ground/street level, the other on the lower ground/parking garage level, are interconnected by an open, skylighted stair gallery paralleling the auditorium.

The traditional gallery is adjacent to the lower entry and the double-height, flexible, experimental gallery is another level below grade, adjacent to the service tunnel, which relates to the existing access road.

The 20,000-square-foot building was rendered in granite, tile and metal panels, presenting itself as a discreet architectural object in the “garden” perceived in counterpoint to the surrounding existing large-scale structures.

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