The Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts reflects Eckerd’s motto of “think outside” and accommodates the school’s vision for an open and flexible 21st century art school. Influenced heavily by its site and climatic context, this permeable piece of architecture encourages and enhances the flow of people and nature, taking maximum advantage of views to adjacent ponds. Organized into three distinctive but interconnected pieces, the building contains faculty spaces, studios for two-dimensional art and galleries, and makerspaces for three-dimensional fabrications. This organization aligns with specific HVAC needs and re-establishes the existing village-like pattern of multiple buildings on the site.
St. Petersburg’s identity as an arts bastion is further exemplified with the reveal of the new Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts.
Art at Eckerd College finally has a new home in The Helmar and Enole Nielsen Center for Visual Arts.