Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Seaton Hall Expands

My alma mater, Kansas State University, is dedicating its expanded College of Architecture, Planning and Design on October 13. Regnier Hall, as the expansion is being called, is designed by New York's Ennead Architects (design partner Tomas Rossant) with BNIM as architect-of-record.



The expansion renovates portions of, and inserts itself between, Seaton Hall (left in the rendering above) and Seaton Court (aka Mechanics Hall, right in rendering above). The situation is hard to grasp fully in the available renderings, but this video produced by CAPD Dean Tim de Noble is very helpful in understanding the project:


Additionally, Tom Leopold has documented the project's construction on Instagram (apdesignexpansion); here are a few highlights:






Although I can't make it to the building's dedication next month, I should be posting more on the project in the near future.