Posts Tagged: Interior Design

Conversation: A Forum of Ideas

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’s (ICA) Markel Center. In this collaboration among ICA staff, VCU School of the Arts Interior Design (IDES) faculty and BCWH Architecture colleagues (the ICA’s… Read more »

Design in Real Time

In a joint collaboration between ICA staff, School of the Arts Interior Design faculty, and BCWH Architecture colleagues (the ICA’s architect of record), interior design students were asked to examine design challenges presented by the ICA’s forum, a space defined by a 36-foot ceiling, a curving wall, and a sweeping grand staircase. A focal point… Read more »

Donor Q&A: Sara Reed

Sara Reed, art and design historian and ICA supporter, discusses her expectations and hopes for the ICA. 1. What does the ICA mean to you and why do you support it? I really see the ICA as a place for making connections, bringing our community together to make new connections through challenging and innovative works… Read more »

Britnie Dates—ICA Intern and Trend Spotter

“Just like with art, you have to break the rules sometimes,” says Britnie Dates (BFA 2016), a Fashion Merchandising major with a minor in Art History at VCUarts, when describing her retail philosophy. “Even if trends indicate customers shouldn’t be interested in books, you know your customers best. Maybe you know your customers want books.” Dates,… Read more »

Designing the ICA’s Interiors

The ICA team is working with a group of architects and interior designers from BCWH to help develop a vision for the interiors of the ICA. BCWH was chosen in part because they are the architects of record for the ICA construction project, and also because they have a staff filled with many, talented VCUarts… Read more »