In 2013 Dan Hisel Architect was approached by  RAW Art  to assist with a much needed expansion.  DHA provided site analysis and consulting to arrive at a strategy of growing west, into the building next door. Three primary functions were needed by the organization: GATHER, a space for events and studio space, LAUNCH (college-bound counseling), and ART OF WORD (expression through writing).
       
     
 The new space continues RAW's mission for openness and transparency to the street and the city of Lynn through a large framed opening filled with glass and artful installations by the kids who spend so much of their time here.  DHA collaborated on this project with  Jones Architecture  who acted as Architect of Record. 
       
     
 A ramp connects the new space to RAW's original gallery next door.
       
     
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 Large glass garage doors provide remarkable flexibility, allowing the three programmatic spaces to be divided from each other (to improve acoustics) or connected to each other (for events and larger activities).
       
     
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 A film production studio on the third floor of the original building was also part of the scope for this project.
       
     
 Space in the basement was renovated for use as a print studio.
       
     
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IMG_7072.jpg
       
     
 In 2013 Dan Hisel Architect was approached by  RAW Art  to assist with a much needed expansion.  DHA provided site analysis and consulting to arrive at a strategy of growing west, into the building next door. Three primary functions were needed by the organization: GATHER, a space for events and studio space, LAUNCH (college-bound counseling), and ART OF WORD (expression through writing).
       
     

In 2013 Dan Hisel Architect was approached by RAW Art to assist with a much needed expansion.  DHA provided site analysis and consulting to arrive at a strategy of growing west, into the building next door. Three primary functions were needed by the organization: GATHER, a space for events and studio space, LAUNCH (college-bound counseling), and ART OF WORD (expression through writing).

 The new space continues RAW's mission for openness and transparency to the street and the city of Lynn through a large framed opening filled with glass and artful installations by the kids who spend so much of their time here.  DHA collaborated on this project with  Jones Architecture  who acted as Architect of Record. 
       
     

The new space continues RAW's mission for openness and transparency to the street and the city of Lynn through a large framed opening filled with glass and artful installations by the kids who spend so much of their time here.

DHA collaborated on this project with Jones Architecture who acted as Architect of Record. 

 A ramp connects the new space to RAW's original gallery next door.
       
     

A ramp connects the new space to RAW's original gallery next door.

IMG_6846.jpg
       
     
 Large glass garage doors provide remarkable flexibility, allowing the three programmatic spaces to be divided from each other (to improve acoustics) or connected to each other (for events and larger activities).
       
     

Large glass garage doors provide remarkable flexibility, allowing the three programmatic spaces to be divided from each other (to improve acoustics) or connected to each other (for events and larger activities).

IMG_6985.jpg
       
     
IMG_7000 (closed).jpg
       
     
IMG_7000 (open).jpg
       
     
IMG_6820 (closed).jpg
       
     
IMG_6958.jpg
       
     
 A film production studio on the third floor of the original building was also part of the scope for this project.
       
     

A film production studio on the third floor of the original building was also part of the scope for this project.

 Space in the basement was renovated for use as a print studio.
       
     

Space in the basement was renovated for use as a print studio.

IMG_7056.jpg
       
     
IMG_7072.jpg