The Marin Ballet is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013 and the newly renovated lobby is a timely symbol of the school renewing itself to be more visible as its students and instructors celebrate and practice the art of the dance. Our design solution showcases the students and teachers in their dance and social interactions, and connects the community of Marin Ballet through a light and activity filled public space.
The front lobby and adjacent public areas have a simple palette of bamboo floor, wood slatted ceiling, glass partitions and white painted walls. Every inch of space is allocated with purpose and every material is selected for its economy and durability. The resulting architecture makes poetry out of a practical lobby much like dance elevates physical movement into art.
Photography: Emily Huang