share this

Share This Search
News
View full story n2-clay-studio.jpg

Story: Mar 03, 2015

Ceramics designers learned skills and gained confidence at C...

View details CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

Events: Jan 19, 2015 @ Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland in Cleveland, OH

CIA Freshman Mail Art at MOCA

View full story victoryfinal215medium1.jpg

Story: Feb 18, 2015

CIA students create appealing designs for co-working space

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

View Link

Social: about 22 hours ago via Facebook

CIA Associate Professor and Chair of Printmaking Maggie Denk-Leigh and Ceramics Technical Specialist Amy Sinbondit will teach a Pre-College class for high schoo...

View full story newgundfinal1157951robertmullermedium3.jpg

Story: Jan 09, 2015

Time-lapse video shows completion of major construction on n...

View details CIA Financial Aid Nights

Events: Feb 24, 2015

CIA Financial Aid Nights

View full story unknown.png

Story: Nov 03, 2014

CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall

View details Sarah McKenzie Artist Talk

Events: Mar 04, 2015

Sarah McKenzie Artist Talk

View full story bestregmidwest.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

News . Feature Stories . AIArchitect: Dutch Firm Selected to Create Iconic Cleveland Institute of Arts Building

News

June 04, 2007

AIArchitect: Dutch Firm Selected to Create Iconic Cleveland Institute of Arts Building

The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) has selected Dutch architecture firm MVRDV to design its new building with the hope of creating an attention-getting icon for both the city and its independent college of art and design.

Dutch Firm Selected to Create Iconic Cleveland Institute of Arts Building

Firm thinks the way CIA teaches

by Heather Livingston
Contributing Editor

Summary: The Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA) has selected Dutch architecture firm MVRDV to design its new building with the hope of creating an attention-getting icon for both the city and its independent college of art and design. The new building will house classrooms, studios, and public space and will be located immediately west of the college's existing Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts, a key step toward unifying the Institute's campus.

"MVRDV matches all of our search criteria for a cutting-edge architecture firm that will help us create an impressive architectural statement while allowing us to function at the highest level," said David L. Deming, president and chief executive officer of the Cleveland Institute of Art. Deming says that the firm thinks the way the Institute teaches. "They are imaginative problem-solvers who employ a multidisciplinary approach and a strong sense of how good design can improve a community," he explains.

"Fresh, unusual ideas"
A 22-member architect selection committee chaired by Peter van Dijk recommended the firm to the CIA Board of Directors. The selection committee reviewed the work of 40 architecture firms before narrowing the field to four finalists. "The superb MVRDV team brings fresh, unusual ideas. Their exciting work is spatially inventive and joyful, yet prudent and reasonable to build and operate," said van Dijk. MVRDV has a strong reputation in Europe and Asia for contemporary, innovative design that complements dense urban settings.

Construction of the new 80,000-square-foot building and renovation of the adjacent McCullough Center will provide students with a state-of-the-art campus in which to explore the Institute's rigorous and comprehensive curriculum in fine arts, craft, and design. The new School of Arts will anchor the east end of the development near East 117th Street, opposite the Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management, designed by Frank Gehry. The unified Cleveland Institute of Art campus, together with a building planned by the Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, will be the anchors of a revitalized arts and retail district.

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

H.S. students: Learn the basics of ceramic & printmaking processes - and earn college credit this summer, July 12-25: http://t.co/CpW6POjKyl

about 22 hours ago via Twitter

Questions?

For more information about this or other CIA news, contact us here.

Read More

Community Works

Visiting artists, exhibitions, conference and symposia exploring socially engaged art.

Read More

SPECTRUM CIA 2015

Save the date. Four celebration events.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Creating. Connecting. Building better futures.