Greensboro Hall establishes a vibrant, new identity for underclass housing at Ringling College of Art and Design. The residence hall is carefully sited to enhance the landscape through the creation of a new green space and the preservation of mature oak trees.
The design incorporates the landscape into the living and learning experience, providing space for students to connect with nature and grow their communities outside of the unit. Design elements inspired by the trees, the ocean, and the bayou include organic and branching patterns that meld with a contemporary industrial style. Collaboration with staff and alumni led to the creation of bold murals in public spaces, further establishing connections among the campus, students, and the building.
The interior design for this boutique-style residence hall is inspired by the surrounding oceanic environment of Florida’s gulf coast. Bright furniture, undulating ceilings, and lights that mimic the tides create a refreshing and stimulating environment for young artists. A fine arts project room, complete with a spray-painting booth, helps fulfill the College’s mission of preparing students to be discerning visual thinkers.