Reimagining the Cultural Campus
Gifts received toward pillar: $20.9 million of the $95+ million committed to the Future—Forward Campaign
In early 2017, Artis—Naples retained internationally renowned architecture/landscape/urbanism firm Weiss/Manfredi to create a new campus Master Plan, envisioning the future of our 8.5-acre Kimberly K. Querrey and Louis A. Simpson Cultural Campus. As part of our Future—Forward campaign, the aim was to think beyond how we use our space today for visual and performing arts and evolve to reflect the community’s expectations and aspirations for the future of Artis—Naples.
To ensure that the reimagined cultural campus reflects the vision of the community, we asked our patrons, board members, partners and staff what an ideal version of our cultural campus would include. More than 1,000 people provided comments. Those ideas were brilliantly realized by Weiss/Manfredi in the Master Plan.
Weiss/Manfredi are internationally renowned architects, landscape designers and urban development visionaries led by Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Noted for clarity of vision, bold and iconic forms and material innovation, Weiss/Manfredi is at the forefront of architectural design practices that are redefining the relationships between landscape, architecture, infrastructure and art. The firm won international acclaim for its design of the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, which has been exhibited internationally at venues including the Museum of Modern Art, the Biennial of Landscape Architecture Barcelona and the National Building Museum.
Other notable projects include: a competition-winning design for Sylvan Theater on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Nelson-Atkins Museum Cultural Arts District Master Plan, the Kent State Center for Architecture and Environmental Design and the recently completed Marshall Family Performing Arts Center in Addison, Texas.
Visions for the cultural campus
Photographs © Albert Vecerka
Renderings © Weiss/Manfredi