Austin Peay University Art and Design

Making at the University Level

The new 46,000 SF Art and Design Building includes two major programmed wings with a circulation space to act an interior street between them. Two gallery spaces, open classrooms, faculty office space, and a 100-seat lecture hall that doubles as a recital space are included. The building houses two typical classrooms as well as studio art classrooms equipped for printmaking/silk-screening, 2D illustration, drawing, photography (currently both digital & traditional), digital arts, and collections (teaching students how to create collections). Faculty office spaces include 21-individual offices, meeting spaces, and several informal student gathering areas. The two-story steel frame building features a masonry exterior with ribbons windows and an industrial-style interior with polished concrete floors, exposed ceiling and wood ceilings with track lightning. The building occupies what was a faculty/staff parking lot behind the Trahern Building. By redistributing parking to other lots on the campus, the site is transformed, offering expansive green space for students and staff to enjoy.