Ox-Bow School of Art



Driesenga & Associates, Inc. conducted site meetings to determine the optimum location and orientation of the structures to fit into the natural setting of the camp. Site grading and drainage plans were prepared for the areas around the improvement. New water and sanitary lines were designed to service the improvements. In addition, Driesenga coordinated with the architect and assisted with drawings required by the Michigan Department of Environ-mental Quality for work near and within a critical dune. At the historic Ox-Bow School of Art (affiliated with The School of Art Institute of Chicago), an expansion to the facility was determined necessary in order to extend residency at the inn/art retreat. Additions included a new food preparation and eating area, as well as two new buildings featuring a 14 bed sleeping quarters and a group art studio. All buildings were designed to blend with the historic inn’s original 19th century architecture.


  • Title: Ox-bow school of art
  • Phase: Complete
  • Budget: $2,500,000

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Status: Completed


  • education
  • educational-institutional

Project Credits:


Driesenga & Associates


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