Ponzio Arts Center

Denver, CO
Completion: January 2017
Client: Colorado Academy
Photography by: Trevor Brown Jr., Marc Piscotty
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The Ponzio Arts Center has evolved over the years from what was once a dormitory to its current function as the art building. Colorado Academy’s programs and students have embraced the art building and turned it into a center for arts – thus, CA was compelled to meet the commitment of its students and faculty and re-envision this historic campus building. The project includes a renovation and an addition, revitalizing existing spaces, and providing new state-of-the-art galleries, studios, and senior student laboratories. The project focuses on providing large expanses of northern light, appropriate to the building’s function, and developing a new public interface with the campus, its students, faculty, and visitors. Since its opening, the building has served as a gallery for traveling art exhibits; it has played host to various social and educational functions; and it has met the goal of creating a new center for visual arts, as the students and teachers have been able to take their education and their art to a new level.