BBH Design, along with Deborah Berke & Partners, programmed and designed the new Film Production Design Building at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, now under construction. A unique campus, the UNC School of the Arts provides educational programs in the performing arts to train young artists for professional careers. The new Film Production Design Facility for the School of Filmmaking houses the Art Direction and Animation Departments, and one of the University’s goals was to showcase the work taking place within the Film School, not just the final product.
A combination of shops, studios, and labs, the new facility integrates traditional craft and fine arts with innovative technology and equipment. Shop spaces include high-bay wood shop, high-bay paint deck with spray booth, metal shop with two welding booths, and craft shop for casting, sewing, and dying. Studio spaces have both drawing boards and digital media for production, animation, and gaming.