Verl Adams
1st Year Design - 1997

Virtual School of Dance


A school of dance on the University of Utah's Campus that utilizes interactive computer technology, allowing participants to perform with dancers at other institutions (virtually) in computer generated environments.


The form of the building's structure is expressive of the movement of dance, as well as non-orthogonal computer generated geometry that is often associated with virtual environments. It is contained within the physical bounds of a "perfect" glass cube that responds to the site and surrounding context. The contrast between the two forms is intended to create a dialog between that which is "physical" space and that which is "non-physical" or virtual space, contained to the physical framework of computer hardware.

(Published in 'Crit' Volume 41, Spring 1998)