DAAP Studio Annex


DAAP Studio Annex

The University of Cincinnati relocated the DAAP School of Art Annex Space to a new facility of 12,000 sf with exterior studio space located along Riddle Road.
The location of the facility, across Clifton Avenue from the main campus, dictates the need to balance between being sensitive to the adjacent residential character while relating to the university’s thoughtful design reputation.
The main entrance to the facility faces towards the main campus and the building is set back to respect the street character of Riddle Road. Because timing and cost were essential drivers, the project utilized the Design/Build project delivery method.
The design incorporates more integrated, intentional, composition appropriate to spaces for art with a high bay centralized space surrounded by small working studios.
The central studio space is tall, open, and column-free with an industrial character illuminated by abundant daylighting from above and minimal eye-level windows for occupants’ privacy. The facility is safe and secure due to students using the facility at all times of the day and night. The building reflects the sculptural nature of the occupants’ work occurring inside the facility.


Pre Engineered Metal Building

Scheduling and estimating

Sustainable design principles

Construction on constricted Urban Site

Art Studio/Critic Space

Gallery/Classroom/Shop Spaces

University of Cincinnati
Project contact
chris willis
project manager
513 841 5384