Council of Independent Colleges Historic Campus Architecture Project


Michael and Dolores Insalaco Center for Studio Arts

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Institution Name: Marywood University
Original/Historic Place Name: Michael and Dolores Insalaco Center for Studio Arts
Location on Campus: 2300 Adams Ave.
Date(s) of Construction:
2001original construction Hemmler & Camayd
Designer: Hemmler & Camayd Architects (Scranton, PA)
Type of Place: Individual building
Style: Contemporary (Glossary)
Significance: culture, education
Narrative: see below
References: see below
Foundation: concrete
Walls: sheetrock
Roof: rubber
ca. 2001-present (2006)academic department building (art studios and instructional space)

The striking design and functionality of the Insalaco Student Arts Center addresses and exceeds NASAD accreditation guidelines and enables Marywood University to build on one of its most perceptible strengths.

The 58,000 square foot facility devotes more than 30,000 square feet to work and teaching studios that are ideally suited to group artistic activities. Studios are enclosed by a window wall system to provide an abundance of natural light, and the informal lounge, architecturally poised overlooking a green quadrangle, serves as the building's hub of student/faculty interaction and communication.

Academic and administrative spaces are organized along an internal light-filled galleria. This exciting, multi-level space integrates all levels of the building, serves as a core of circulation and activity, and visually and physically connects the studios. Ample wall space is available for the exhibition of student and faculty work.

The Center is specifically designed to reinforce Marywood University's pre-eminence in art education, to create a unique campus presence, and to encourage integration of the arts throughout the Marywood community. It complements and augments Marywood's growing reputation in the art community, particularly as a leading art resource in the north-south corridor running from Boston to Washington, D.C.


"The Michael and Dolores Insalaco Center for Studio Arts." Online (2006). Marywood University, Scranton, PA.


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