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Facility Location:  
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936 University Ave
City of Ithaca
NY -
Construction Date:   1883
Gross Area:   11,635 sq ft
Net Area:   10,503 sq ft
Architect:   Charles Babcock
Style:   Industrial Building
Unit Facility Director:   fop2 - Frank O. Parish
Building Coordinators
Maintenance Zone:   Endowed
Campus Site:   29 - Ithaca Main Campus
Jurisdiction:   City of Ithaca
State Owned?:   No
Historic Building:   L - Local Landmark
Historic District:   NL - Not Located Within a District
Photo: Foundry
The Foundry is reminiscent of the row of mechanical service buildings which once lined the edge of the gorge. Also, it initiates expansion of the Arts Quad by way of a second perimeter or layer of buildings. This long, wooden, one and a half story structure, with monitor windows, serves as studio space for Fine Arts students. The monitor windows allow light to flood in from above as well as from the window-lined walls. This wooden shell incases one uninterrupted interior space. The building is a rare example of a small scale wood industrial building on the University campus and in New York State. The unusual detailing of the fenestration and the use of different materials (brick and wood) as exterior walls is unique. The clerestory has interesting proportions and lends interested to the facade. The asymmetrical placement of doors in the pattern of regular windows is an unusual play on the otherwise repetitious elements of the facade.