Four artist studios at Project Row Houses

In the early 2000s, Rice Building Workshop erected a prefabricated structure at the campus of local nonprofit Project Row Houses in order to serve as a staging ground for the construction of several projects in the site. After the temporary steel structure was decommissioned, several new uses were being considered, including a space for the archives of the organization and a new gallery. This project proposes the adaptive reuse of the structure as four live-work units for artists, each with a double height workspace and living quarters organized around a newly introduced mezzanine. In the process of construction, the pre-existing structure is partially rearranged and infilled to produce a new volume and colonnade that rhyme with the porches of the buildings across the site.

Designed with Danny Samuels

© Jesús Vassallo, 2020