Graduate Work at RISD
List Building Studio Design

The List Art Center is located in Providence, Rhode Island. Working in a team of other RISD students, an art studio was designed using weather data, sun path diagrams, and the plug in DIVA.

A classroom on the second floor was chosen as the site for a new art studio. The team wanted to maximize sunlight and minimize artificial lighting as much as possible. Different proposals were tested, adding a light shelf, adding shading fins, and adding windows. In addition, artificial lighting was placed in the simulation to maximize the locations with the new passive lighting proposals.

The proposed design divides the art studio into a critique / work space, and a controlled lighting studio / photo booth. The lighting studio relies totally on artificial lighting and active lighting solutions. The art studio space uses artificial lighting, as well as adjustable fabric shades as a passive lighting solution.