Bridge-Studio in construction Fall 2010 Click here to view more photos of this project at hanrahanmeyers.com. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
A centered breezeway that connects two private studio spaces features a fireplace and looks out toward the Delaware River Click here to view more photos of this project at hanrahanmeyers.com. Post: Victoria Meyers architect
Bridge-Studio is a new artist studio building designed by Victoria Meyers architect (hMa) for artist couple Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson. Bridge-Studio will house a painting studio for Joe on the East side, and a writing studio for Susan on the west. Bridge-Studio features a breezeway in the center, between the two studios, with an outdoor fireplace. The new studio is entered by walking up a bridge, into the open breezeway, overlooking the Delaware River, approximately 100 feet below the edge of the site.
The outdoor fireplace hearth houses a flue for a second fireplace in Susan's writing studio, and for a third fireplace, in the open outdoor area below the 'Bridge'. In addition to producing their own bodies of work, Joe and Susan own Pierogi Gallery in Williamsburg, New York, and regularly entertain artists from their New York gallery at their home in Pennsylvania. The couple's desire for an appropriate setting to entertain artist friends created part of the program for the new studio building.