The Agent Of Enlightenment

During the course of his rise from starving artist to global sensation, 2012 AIA Gold Medalist Steven Holl has never compromised on his cerebral, poetic design philosophy—even when his clients have no idea what he’s talking about.


New Art Institute Presents a Gateway Between University and City

Steven Holl Architects’ design for Virginia Commonwealth University’s (VCU) new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) was recently unveiled. Clad in pre-weathered satin-finish zinc with clear and translucent glass walls, the 38,000-square-foot institute features a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance, and film.


Portfolio: Steven Holl

The collaborative practice of 2012 AIA Gold Medal Winner Steven Holl, FAIA, revolves around the nonlinear path toward structures that often stem from a singular concept – as seen in this portfolio of offerings from ARCHITECT’s online project gallery.


VCU Turns to Steven Holl Architects for New Arts Center

Virginia Commonwealth University has long been one of the leading public university graduate arts and design programs in the country. Now it also wants to be a cultural destination for audiences and performers. The university on Wednesday unveiled the design for a new $32 million Institute for Contemporary Art, designed by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy of Steven Holl Architects.


Institute for Contemporary Art Coming to VCU?

There’s a lot of news flutter about the plans for an Institute for Contemporary Art to be built at Virginia Commonwealth University. Most of the buzz seems to be focused on the location of the proposed building – a less than picturesque intersection at the edge of campus, surrounded by gas stations and a chain pharmacy. But despite the obvious visual flaws of the location, it is right smack between the newly dubbed City “Arts District” and VCU’s main fine arts buildings.


A Transformational Resource

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) has unveiled the design for a new Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) designed by Steven Holl and Chris McVoy. Part exhibition and performance space, part lab and incubator, the 38,000 sq ft building will feature a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theatre, music, dance and film by nationally and internationally recognised artists.


VCU’s Daring Art Institute Just What Richmond Needs

At that corner?

That question sums up the dissenting opinion on Virginia Commonwealth University’s plan to build its Institute for Contemporary Art at Broad and Belvidere streets.

A Hess gas station sits across the street from the site, now a surface parking lot. Just to the south is a BP gas station and convenience store. A Domino’s Pizza outlet and the Daily Planet, a service provider for the homeless, are located a block away. For some critics, the site of the planned $32 million art institute represents aesthetic dissonance.


VCU Unveils Steven Holl Design for $32M Art Institute

Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art will have two fronts —one opening toward the busy Broad and Belvidere intersection and the other to a sculpture garden facing campus.


Steven Holl Architects Unveils VCU Institute for Contemporary Art at Meulensteen Gallery

Steven Holl Architects have just unveiled Virginia Commonwealth University’s new Institute for Contemporary Art. With an inviting sense of openness, the building will form a gateway into the University, linking the city of Richmond to the campus. A dynamic architectural promenade will connect the building’s most important spaces, engaging visitors in a variety of changing perspectives. Flexible spaces throughout the building will be capable of accommodating a vast assortment of exhibitions and performances.


Rendering: Steven Holl Architects

A/N posts the latest renderings of Steven Holl’s Institute for Contemporary Art on the campus of Virginia Commonwealth University, conceived of as an embodiment of “forking time”. The building is expected to be completed by 2015.


See Steven Holl’s Translucent Multidisciplinary Art Center for VCU

Using their signature mastery of space, light, and seamlessly connecting unlike things, Steven Holl Architects have designed a luminous Institute for Contemporary Arts (ICA) for Virginia Commonwealth University’s art program, a hybrid exhibition space, performance venue, lab, and incubator for the visual arts, theater, music, dance, and film.


Virginia Commonwealth University Announces New ICA

Virginia Commonwealth University has unveiled the model for its new Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA). Designed by Steven Holl Architects, and scheduled to open in 2015, the 38,000-square-foot space will be a non-collecting, venue for the exhibition of visual art, theater, dance and film. Blueprints for the building include a 240-plus-seat performance space, outdoor plazas, a sculpture garden, classrooms, a café and administrative offices.