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One Building, Many Strucutres

Using multiple types of structural support systems, engineers have resolved the complexity of a new contemporary art institute that will serve as a gateway to Virginia Commonwealth University.


Best & Worst 2014

VCU Institute for Contemporary Art voted #3 in “Best in Architecture” in the category of “Game Changers.”

Style Weekly August 2014

Arts and Culture: Portrait of Opportunity

The year’s biggest confluence of traditional power players happened at the June groundbreaking for VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art, on its way toward a fundraising goal of $35 million. Its anticipated opening in late 2016 will mark Richmond’s entry into the international contemporary art world, just as it physically reshapes the area of Broad and Belvedere with world-class architecture.

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Construction of Art Institute finally underway

For months, the lot on the corner of Broad and Belvidere streets has remained vacant except for the sign designating it as the future home of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU. Last week, nearly 350 people gathered on that lot as VCUarts Dean Joe Seipel broke ground for the ICA.

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VCU Breaks Ground on Steven Holl’s Institute of Contemporary Art

Virginia Commonwealth University has officially broken ground this week on the Markel Center, the building that will house VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art. Designed by Steven Holl Architects, the Institute is sited at a busy intersection at the edge of the Richmond campus, and will serve as a gateway between city and university.

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Being There: VCU’s Institute for Contemporary Art Ground Breaking

Belvidere and West Broad has long been a frenetic crossroads. The old Elba and Ashland & Chesapeake railway stations were once nearby. Half a dozen city bus lines roll through regularly. And two federal highways and a pair of gas stations cater to motorists. But valet parking was a first for the neighborhood on Tuesday when Virginia Commonwealth University broke ground on its Institute for Contemporary Art, a highly-anticipated new exhibition and performance space.

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institute for contemporary art by steven holl set to break ground

work is set to get underway at virginia commonwealth university‘s ‘institute for contemporary art‘ in richmond, USA. designed by internationally acclaimed architect steven holl, the multidisciplinary institution will facilitate visual art, theater, music, dance and film performances for both academic and public audiences, in collaboration with the VCU school of the arts.

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Silvestri: The view from two parking lots

This month, we assembled on a perfectly good blacktopped parking lot to hear that Virginia Commonwealth University’s Institute for Contemporary Art was going to happen, giving the city and the urban school a better face to welcome visitors and commuters.