CAPA Construction: 2 Years in 2 Minutes

The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) is a state-of-the-art, green, academic facility that morphs the studio of the artist, the laboratory of a scientist, the workshop of a craftsman, and the think tank of a policy wonk. Designed by award-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the Center opened in June 2011.

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Designed by award-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, the Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) is a state-of-the-art, green, academic facility that morphs the studio of the artist, laboratory of a scientist, workshop of a craftsman, and think tank of a policy wonk.

Informed by green building principles, CAPA’s exterior is comprised of reclaimed Vermont marble and its heating/cooling system is geothermal.

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The Center for the Advancement of Public Action (CAPA) is a state-of-the-art, green, academic facility that morphs the studio of the artist, the laboratory of a scientist, the workshop of a craftsman, and the think tank of a policy wonk.

Designed by award-winning architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien, whose body of work includes The American Folk Art Museum in New York, which was honored as the best building in the world by World Architecture; the Neurosciences Institute in La Jolla, California; and the Cranbrook Natatorium in Michigan among others.

Informed by green building principles, CAPA's exterior is comprised of reclaimed Vermont marble, and its heating and cooling system is geothermal, a zero-emissions alternative.