A crowd gathers to relax in the shade of the slanting roof canopy of this proposed art museum design. Henning Larsen Architects/Courtesy sketch
"The Leaf" is named such in part because of the design's slanting roof canopy. "A large 'hangout' ramp extends from the ground level to an upper-level public courtyard ... chilling out in the shade on the ramp is equivalent to sitting under the Arboretum trees." Henning Larsen Architects/Courtesy sketch
"The Slant" provides a dramatic counterpoint to the Mondavi Center, at right. WORK Architecture Company/Courtesy sketch
"The Slant" is described as "a simple and striking parallelogram form ... two corners of the building are lifted to create distinct facades facing the campus and the adjacent highway, forming a dramatic sloping roof that houses an array of spaces, views and experiences." WORK Architecture Company/Courtesy sketch
This view of the "Grand Canopy" museum design shows a crowd gathered under the roof at dusk. SO - IL architects/Courtesy sketch
The "Grand Canopy" design for the new Shrem Museum of Art at UC Davis proposes a 50,000-square-foot permeable cover over both the site and building, which would be adjacent to the Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts on campus. SO - IL architects/Courtesy sketch

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