New commercial building with flexible space for public performance, PWNW offices, private dance studios and an onsite artist-in-residency, for Performance Works Northwest (PWNW). Located in Portland, OR. 2011
Size: 4500 sf
Located on a through-lot, the new PWNW facility is designed to be an open space for making and presenting contemporary performance works. 5,000 sf of performance space, PWNW’s office space, a multi-use studio and a second floor artist residence are provided. On performance evenings, vibrant illumination transforms the facade from industrial corrugated metal storefront into a theatrical backdrop. A concave-sloping facade invites passersby and theater goers to gather in the semi-covered space. Private, opposite street recessed entrances to the ground floor studio and second floor artist residence are organized off an entry rain garden.