VCU art center could be gateway for community

VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art will attract new people and new businesses to Richmond, Joseph Seipel said.

And it will have great coffee, too.


Capital of creativity: VCU art center will ignite, delight, enlighten

Much has been written lately about Richmond emerging as a Capital of Creativity. Recently, John Bryan of CultureWorks and the Richmond Times Dispatch’s Tom Silvestri wrote in Commentary about Richmond showing up on the national radar in regard to innovation and how we can harness artists’ thinking to give businesses a leg up. The top-ranked VCU School of the Arts stands at the epicenter of that potential.


Twists and Turns Challenge Museum’s Designers

Shaped like boxes twisted and stacked one upon the other, and infused with glass panels and cantilevered spaces, a new art museum in Richmond presented significant structural challenges.


Architect Steven Holl on Museum Design and the “Plane of the Present”

The principal architect of Steven Holl Architects, Holl has received numerous awards, including the 2012 AIA Gold Medal, and has executed an immense portfolio of built work showcasing his integration of humanist theory and functional design. He and firm senior partner Chris McVoy were recently selected to realize their scheme for Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art.

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Architect for ICA speaks at Windmueller Artist Lecture

Steven Holl, the architect for the Institute for Contemporary Art, has everything planned, down to the smallest details of having the sounds of falling water near the entrance for the building.

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The Architect’s Mind

How did Steven Holl create Richmond’s new Institute for Contemporary Art?

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VCU Nets $20 Million To Date For Modern Art Museum

Virginia Commonwealth University is well on its way to raising the money needed to begin work on a $32 million art museum.

The university announced this week it has raised $20 million for the Institute for Contemporary Art.

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Steven Holl Architects Celebrates Milestones in China and Virginia

It’s a great day to be Steven Holl Architects. The firm just celebrated the pre-opening of the long awaited Sliced Porosity Block in China (with special guest, the Prime Minister of Singapore) and passing the $20 million dollar mark in its campaign to build an Institute of Contemporary Art in Virginia.

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Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art

Designed by architect Steven Holl, the multidisciplinary arts institution will serve as a catalyst for exhibitions, programs, research and collaboration, working with VCUarts, the top public university graduate arts and design program in the U.S.

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Up and Over

VCU’s buildings rise higher, Manchester beckons and sports development takes a spot on the agenda.


Space Odyssey

The architect Steven Holl, who has long blurred the line between art and his own work, conceived of a joint project for Washington, D.C., in the 1980s with iconoclastic artist Vito Acconci.