CATALYST ARCHITECTURE © 2008


space efficiency
   
High Efficiency + Maximum Flexibility

Development of the floor plan focused on achieving a maximum efficiency of space usage, with a minimum of single-use corridor or hallway space.

Flexibility within the administrative areas was also a key concern, as evolving programs required adaptable staff and volunteer work areas, space arrangements and relationships.

South facing stone interior walls (denoted in red) constructed with rock collected on site, provides efficient thermal storage for the low-angle solar gain available during the coldest months.

The curvilinear south exterior wall helps visually tie the building to the organic forms found on the site.