© Florian Holzherr


Located on the Krabbesholm Højskole campus in Skive, Denmark, this group of four studio buildings fulfills the school’s interdisciplinary need for expanded art, architecture, graphic design, and photography facilities. Campus planning and studio arrangement together create a multitude of informal and interconnected exterior courtyards.


The buildings are oriented toward each other and have large square windows and covered porches that foster visual and social interaction, allowing the various studio activities to spill outside and mix together. These shared studio porches are filled with chairs and tables for casual conversation, offering a series of discrete places to hang out. All building services are placed above the porches to allow for an open and uninterrupted plan. The studios’ thin and elongated proportions allow for passive daylighting and visual transparency, collapsing the field of vision and producing a vibrant interconnected space for the disciplines and their work. Clad in industrial cement rainscreen panels, the new studios relate to both 16th-century campus buildings and nearby large industrial buildings.

Project Team: Michael Meredith, Hilary Sample, Nicola Laursen-Schmidt, Jerico Prater, Meredith McDaniel, Marti Gottsch, Zach Siebold, Mathew Staudt
Structural Engineer: Hanif Kara, Adams Kara Taylor