Designed as a sculptural urban element.The idea is born from symbiosis of site specifics and functional use of space, the idea is - it not only houses art, but is also formed as a piece of art. The goal - to conceive an inspirational atmosphere which nurtures creation. Easy pedestrian access from the street, bus stop, parking and underground garage initiate a friendly environment. the landmark entry gateway is a part of the building itself, visible from a distance and shaping the overall elongated profile of the complex. behind it, the exterior sculpture garden with a row of patron dedicated trees flows through interior space into the atrium and back to the outdoor ceramics garden, looping around the Crenshaw façade. The garden also features a reflecting pool, which goes deeply under the slab of the Norris gallery and adds some drama to the design.