Open and calm. These are two descriptors that are hard to find in structures we inhabit daily. Moshe Safdie's Jepson Center for the Arts however, is a brilliant exception. Tucked away in one of Savannah's many green squares, the building houses several exhibits curated by the Telfair Museums. With vast high ceilings, white walls, glass, and a flood of natural light the museum epitomizes modern beauty.
Visiting the Jepson Center immediately forces you to notice ordinary things like the movement of light and the way objects create relationships—the entire experience is breathtaking. How many works of architecture can do that these days? The Jepson Center for the Arts is my favorite piece of architecture in Savannah, and is well worth a lengthy visit.