The Roberts Pavilion project site is east of student dormitories and will provide a new center for social life on campus as well as serve as a campus gateway from the south. The site design emphasizes pedestrian movement into campus by closing Mills Avenue to vehicular traffic and creating a pedestrian promenade lined with lacy Palo Verde trees to create veiled porosity to the buildings glass façade at grade level.
The promenade is the primary north/south corridor that leads to the campus quad and is highlighted with flexible social spaces including the Roberts Pavilion entry plaza, amphitheater seating intertwined with the arena exit stairs, and a Chris Burden art piece titled “Meet in the Middle”. Existing Oak trees along Sixth Street were protected and enhanced with native plants include Dwarf Coyote Brush, Western Redbud, Wild Lilac, and Deer Grass.
Client: Claremont McKenna College
Location: Claremont, CA
Size: 4 acres
Architect: JFAK Architects
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