Visual Arts Center, Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and Santa Fe Art Institute--page 2 (of six pages)

Legorreta + Legorreta

Side entrance with the stand-alone Tipton Hall (with the pyramidal sky line) to the left

Tipton Hall, entered on the opposite side, is a small auditorium for about 100 people, for lectures, seminars, movies, and theater.
A low tower focusses the entrance and covered corridors form a processional way. The many loggias and arcades with adjacent courtyards give the sense of outdoor rooms while the thick walls and stocky proportions have a protective quality. All decoration is eliminated--doors, entrances, and windows lack moldings.

Humorous sculpture

Several pieces of sculpture are sited around the building--as befits a college of art and design. Note the lifeguard off-duty sign and the shallow trench leading to the dry pool.

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See also Legorreta's Pershing Square in Los Angeles and his Plaza Juarez in Mexico City.

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