BETHLEHEM ARTS CENTER Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
The Bethlehem Arts Center is the home to a thriving visual arts educational program. This 65,000 sf new headquarters features classroom learning environments and resident artist studio space. Additionally, this new building will include a state-of-the art glass blowing studio, a comedy club, several 2d and 3d gallery spaces, a bar, a kitchen demonstration room, a maker space workshop, wood shop, gift shop, ceramics and painting studios, and a social lounge. The architectural factory aesthetic allows for maximum flexibility for the diversity of programming scenarios and focuses on site integration to the vibrant activity along the corridor. An extensive plaza wraps the building and invites activities to escalate and to easily float between indoor and outdoor environments.