Johnson County Community College – Fine Arts and Design Studios

  • area / size 41,650 sqft
  • Completed 2019
  • BNIM designed the innovative Fine Arts and Design Studios at Johnson County Community College in Overland Park, Kansas.

    The new Fine Arts + Design Studios building at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) brings together the following disciplines into a single, carefully crafted facility: graphic design, sculpture, ceramics, metals, painting, drawing, photography, and filmmaking. The building and its spaces exemplify the notion of learning by doing, providing a framework for new synergies and enhanced collaboration across disciplines that were previously dispersed across campus. Spaces include classrooms and studio space, material storage, multiuse common spaces, as well as display and collaboration spaces throughout building corridors. In addition to providing flexible and vibrant interior studios, the building is thoughtfully sited to provide intimately scaled exterior spaces for the creation and display of art and integrate and strengthen campus connections. The building will also anchor a new arts neighborhood on campus with its adjacency to JCCC’s successful Wylie Hospitality and Culinary Academy Building and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art.

    Architect: BNIM
    Photography: Hall + Merrick Photographers