When the elevator doors open on the new Art & Design space in the Sawyer Building this semester, students will step into a reimagined world.
They’ll find a thoughtfully transformed space purpose-built for the needs of working art students — from “tech-flex” classrooms lined with high-powered design computers to foundation studios full of easels and flooded with natural light.
Specialized areas like the materials library, woodshop and fabrication lab, and printmaking studio create a hive of activity in the building’s lower levels that are coming to life as the makers return.
And a stunningly chic chainmail curtain, shimmering in the sunlight, offers a veiled glimpse of the sleek modern gallery space on the 6th floor. It stands ready to showcase student work alongside pieces from visiting artists in exhibits that are now accessible to the entire Suffolk community.
“We’ve been dreaming about this move for 20 years. It just means possibilities…”
– Audrey Goldstein, Art & Design chair