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Colgate University chiefs approve cash for Adjaye arts centre

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Colgate University’s board of trustees has agreed to fund Adjaye Associates’ proposed new £13million centre for art and culture (CAC) on its campus in Hamilton, New York

David Adjaye’s practice landed the job, one of a number of major schemes on the company’s book in the US, back in July 2012.

The 1,600m² scheme, which includes rehousing works from the college’s Picker Art Gallery and the Longyear Museum of Anthropology, will feature ‘three connecting columes’ boasting ‘flexible and spacious galleries’.

According to the university, a sculpture court and walkway will link the ‘social, creative and educational hub’ to the nearby Utica and Madison streets.

Trustee approval came last week and included the go-ahead to purchase the property at 22 Utica Street, which had been listed for sale privately by the owner. Currently home to the Utica Street Café, this building will connect to the centre and will house a community room, CAC offices, and a new café.

Douglas Hicks, dean of the faculty and provost at Colgate, said: ‘This Adjaye-designed building and the exhibitions it will host will be a tremendous educational resource for Colgate’s curriculum and for the Hamilton and wider communities.’

Anja Chávez, director of university museums, added: ‘Relocating our museums is a monumental task. Every day we come one day closer to opening a very special cultural space that will be welcoming and accessible to everyone.’

David Adjaye, Colgate University arts centre (February 2015) - interior

David Adjaye, Colgate University arts centre - interior


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