Critic: Sunil Bald
YSOA Fall 2012

Responding to the site across from The Standard Hotel and adjacent to the High Line, this design for a dance center provides public and private programmed spaces which intertwine and overlap to create a formal armature which holds the main blackbox theater. A connection to the High Line cascades through the site, and rehearsal spaces below the High Line are accessed by a separate entrance. Public spaces are oriented for views of passersby to encourage people watching and an engagement with the public. The armature which holds the public and private processions to the theater and back of house is split and glazed, allowing viewers from the street to see the juxtaposition of audience and performer.