Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill – Brent Clark Arts & Engineering Building

  • area / size 18,600 sqft
  • Completed 2021
  • Duda|Paine Architects designed the Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill’s Brent Clark Arts & Engineering Building in Durham, North Carolina.

    The new Arts & Engineering Building for the Trinity School of Durham & Chapel Hill continues the classical proportions, contemporary hues and materials of existing campus buildings to provide a diverse set of learning programs. Trinity envisioned a learning facility for all disciplines and methodologies with robotics and fabrication labs; music classrooms; orchestral, theater and practice rooms; general classrooms; and art rooms.

    Negotiating the diverse needs of science, engineering, performing arts and visual arts programs required strategically separating the building into zones defined by parallel walls. The design also features connections to shared spaces and resources that maximize the opportunity for collaboration and foster Trinity’s vision for a balanced, innovation-oriented learning environment. The building’s master plan involved the assessment of space program needs, evaluation of existing facilities and a framework for campus growth.

    Design: Duda|Paine Architects
    Design Team: Brendan Beachler, Xiao Han, Meg Meredith
    Contractor: Riggs-Harrod Builders
    Photography: Tzu Chen