George Segal Art GalleryMontclair State University, New Jersey • 7,650 SF • Main Gallery• Flex Gallery • Painting Storage and Prep • Sculpture Storage and Prep • Multipurpose Classroom • Offices
Adaptive Reuse of parking garage conversion into university gallery. The new George Segal Gallery is a multi-functional space for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The space conveys a sleek, robust modernity, with the greatest sense of height and flexibility achieved within the strict confines of an existing pre-cast concrete parking structure. The tone is set by the richness of a light-toned bamboo floors, the coolness of the white walls and ceilings, and the fluidity of the central, undulating, slatted-wood ceiling. Movable display walls transform the space easily from a large open gallery to a series of intimate cubicles in minutes; track display lighting is adjustable to match. Glowing, indirect cove lighting intensifies the gracefulness of the space which is washed by controlled daylighting.