Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, Greencastle
Carlos Jiménez 

Peeler Art Center at DePauw University, Greencastle

Carlos Jiménez 

The Peeler Art Center is sited on a corner property at the western edge of the main campus. The building’s primary elevation faces north where three large window monitors single out the painting and drawing studios at the top level. Distributed on two floors and a full basement, the 87,000 square foot art facility covers a variety of programs, from ceramics to photography, from painting to curatorial studies, from art history to sculpture. The Peeler has two types of galleries, an informal one for exhibiting the works of degree students, and a larger “museum quality” gallery for traveling exhibitions. The building’s layout allows direct access to both galleries from the corner entrance and lobby without interrupting the art department’s other academic activities. A wedged courtyard works as a central light well and feature to the design. The exterior materials reflect the university’s trustees desire that the building make some reference to the material palette of the existing campus. Thus the use of an orange red brick with matching mortar, Indiana limestone panels, and anodized aluminum wall and roofing panels, materials that retain a textural continuity with other university buildings while asserting the Peeler’s individual character..

Superficie Building size

8.000 m² 87,000 ft²

Finalización Completion


Cliente Owner

DePauw University

Arquitecto Architect

Carlos Jiménez Studio, Houston, Texas; CSO Architects, Indianapolis, Indiana (arquitecto local architect of record)

Equipo Project Team

Carlos Jiménez Studio: Carlos Jiménez, (director, autor del proyecto principal, project designer); Brett Zamore, Brian K. Burke, Karen Hyatt, Chad Johnson, Manfred Barboza, Melissa Braisted

CSO Architects: Dan Moriarty (director principal); J. Terry May (project manager); Vic Fritz, Darrell Nickolson, Kirt Moody, Robin Mills

Consultores Project consultants

CSO Engineers (estructura, instalaciones, electricidad, civil structural, mechanical, electrical, civil); Purcell, Noppe & Associates (acústica acoustics); Ralph Gerdes Consulting (normativa code); Hirtech Inc. (cuarto oscuro darkroom); Acts (estudio studio procedure)

Contratista Contractor

Shiel Sexton Company, Indianapolis, Indiana

Fotos Photos

Paul Hester, Hester+Hardaway Photographers