Aronoff Center for Design and Art, Univ. Cincinnati, 1988-96 Peter Eisenman (Strickland, p.155)
Eisenman's intent was not only to create lines that would draw attention, but ones that would reflect the school's purpose. "For students, living with and working in this building ought to be an education in itself," he says. "Any space created for a school of design should somehow reflect the activity carried out in the building. Design instruction always involves innovation and risk, as well as history and process -- in other words, all the issues that are involved in the disciplines to which the school is devoted."
The center is composed of The Bill Gates Building and the Alexander Dreyfoos Building. In addition to the client spaces, the Center houses an auditorium, four classrooms, a child-care facility, a food services facility, a fitness center, outdoor gathering spaces, two levels of below grade parking and a service facility