hanrahan Meyers architects designed the Bridge Studio as a new artist studio building for couple Joe Amrhein and Susan Swenson. Located in Easton, Pennsylvania, the new building will house a painting studio for Joe on the East side, and a writing studio for Susan on the West. The couple’s desire for an appropriate setting to entertain artist friends created part of the program for the new studio building.
Bridge Studio features a breezeway in the center of the building, linking the two studios, and showcasing 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 the writing studio, and for a third fireplace located 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.
Design: hanrahan Meyers architects
Project: Bridge Studio
Location: Easton, PA
Size: 1,200 square feet
Date: in construction
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