The Architect’s Mind

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


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.


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.


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.


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.


In Richmond, a Gallery by Steven Holl

At the intersection of Belvedere and Broad Streets in Richmond, Va., things are taking a definite turn for the better.


In Praise of Spatial Energy

Virginia Commonwealth University announced plans for an Institute for Contemporary Art on April 25. A new, 38,000-square-foot building to house the School of Arts’ interdisciplinary program will be built at Richmond’s busiest intersection, Belvidere and Broad streets.


Steven Holl for VCU

If you’ve ever been to Richmond, Virginia, you quickly realize that Virginia Commonwealth University is the heart and soul of downtown. Its size and population allow life, creativity, and energy to circulate into the city. Even though the university is home to a nationally renowned art school, there still lacks a common space to express this. Besides the VMFA, located roughly a mile and a half way from the campus, there is no real home for art on campus.