A Forum of Ideas

September 26 – November 20, 2016
During the Spring 2016 semester, graduate and undergraduate VCU interior design students took their studies beyond the studio and into the university’s most high-profile construction project, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Markel Center. In this collaboration among ICA staff, VCU School of the Arts Interior Design faculty and BCWH Architecture colleagues (the ICA’s architect), the students examined design challenges presented by the ICA’s forum, a space defined by a lofty ceiling, curved wall, glass facade and a sweeping grand staircase. This presentation reveals the students’ process through sketches and watercolors, study models, furniture and fixture selections, and recorded interviews. Watch the video here.

Location
James Branch Cabell Library
901 Park Ave, Richmond, VA

Admission
Free and open to the public during regular library hours

Organized by the VCUArts Department of Interior Design with support from VCU Libraries and the Institute for Contemporary Art

Installation views of select work ©Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU and VCU Department of Interior Design