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Kenosha Creative Space —

The Kenosha Creative Space is an artist, designer and maker hub planned for Kenosha, Wisconsin. — In partnership with the Kenosha Arts Association, Expose Kenosha and the Kenosha Community Foundation, this project will bring new artistic life to a developing downtown historic district on the shores of Lake Michigan.

Architecturally, the concept retains the shell of an existing 1950s-era Kresge corner store as the container for a series of high-contrast design interventions. Within the interior, a variety of work pods reside freely in an open plan white volume and feature partial-height walls that allow the pods to yield to the most coveted square footage in the project: studio space for artists to create, make and perform.

Further, four enlarged storefront penetrations open up the original masonry building shell, allowing more light to travel through the wood-wrapped pods; further filtering southern light as it travels deeper into the space. Two new skylights were also added above the studio volume to capture additional light for internal program.

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space

Kenosha Creative Space