James Turrell Skyspace at Friends Seminary

Insights James Turrell Skyspace At Friends Seminary

Friends Seminary is the first K-12 school to have a James Turrell Skyspace installation. “Leading Skyspace,” completed in 2024, is installed within a small room or “chamber” from which viewers experience the night sky as well as a daytime light show. MEPF systems were required to support the Skyspace on the existing roof of the school. Read more here.

The Skyspace is one of 94 around the world created by James Turrell. Altieri was on the design team for not only the renovation/expansion project at Friends Seminary with Kliment Halsband Architects (now a Perkins Eastman Studio), but also for the “Twilight Epiphany Skyspace” at Rice University and the James Turrell: The Light Inside exhibition hosted by The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.