University of South Alabama Glass Blowing Shop
Size: 5,000 sf
Status: Completed 2010
GMC completed construction of a new 5,000 square foot Glass Blowing Shop for the University of South Alabama. This studio is included in the established visual arts program and opens up additional venues for students. It is located adjacent to the existing Visual Arts complex in the heart of the campus. The educational building includes hot and cold glass shops, an administrative office and material storage areas. The hot shop is the focal point of the building and the program director intends for this area to be a showcase for students and visitors to gather and watch the glass blowing process. The shop area is large enough for a small audience and when needed the moveable doors on the east side of the building can open up to the deep porch for additional viewers. The state of the art glass blowing shop is only the second in the country to be equipped with a mechanical system which will heat and cool the shop areas, as well as the rest of the building.
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