VIA ART FUND

VIA Art Fund supports contemporary artists, curators, and institutions through grants for art production, thought leadership, and public engagement. AW designed their new offices to occupy a single, open floor of a commercial Back Bay brownstone.

 

The design supports VIA’s brand by defining space with a simple, refined palette of materials, deploying them in a variety of ways to create flexible spaces for reception, conference, and semi-private work areas. We created a customizable office system that integrates functionality and digital infrastructure with organizational branding, bringing focus to a singular element: a storage and display wall runs the length of the space, transforming into a monumental desk that holds the center of the room and provides a common workspace for staff. It both illustrates and serves the organization’s aesthetic mission. As VIA’s first home, this office helps establish the Fund’s identity as a sophisticated arts organization operating in a modest, non-profit culture.

PROJECT LOCATION
Boston, MA

PROJECT SIZE 

900 SF

PROJECT TYPE

Workspace, Office Space, Adaptive Re-use

CLIENT

VIA Art Fund

PROJECT COLLABORATORS

STRUCTURAL ENGINEER

Sarkis Zeronian

CONSTRUCTION
Brendan Haley Design Build 

CUSTOM FURNITURE FABRICATION

Blue Barn

PHOTOGRAPHY

Jane Messinger 

AWARCH

Anmahian Winton Architects

650 Cambridge Street

Cambridge, MA 02141

(617) 577-7400