In the April 2018 issue of New York Times, design writer Tim McKeough's article, "Betting on the Berkshires," mentions the Flansburgh-designed Jacob's Pillow Dance Studio as an example of flourishing cultural institutions in the highlands of Western Massachusetts. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, the Berkshires are home to a growing number of newcomers and vacationers from the big cities of the Eastern seaboard. McKeough investigated the changes these new and often affluent homeowners brought and the opportunities this quiet transformation offered to the region.
As a place where, in McKeough's words, "culture meets nature," the Berkshires rely on its cultural institutions to breathe life into its mesmerizing natural beauty. The likes of Jacob's Pillow play an important role in giving the region a lively character. Flanburgh's architectural vision in the Perles Family Studio project successfully articulates what it means for Jacob's Pillow to stand at the intersection between culture and nature.
You could read the online version article here on the New York Times website.