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ICA: 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 VCU Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at the Markel Center. In this collaboration among ICA staff, VCU interior design faculty and BCWH Architecture (the ICA's architect) colleagues, the students examined design challenges presented by the ICA's forum, a space defined by a lofty ceiling, curved wall, glass facade and a sweeping grand staircase. This presentation reveals the students' process through sketches and watercolors, study models, furniture and fixture selections and recorded interviews.

This exhibit is free and open to all during normal library hours. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, please contact the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.


This event was created by the VCUArts Department of Interior Design with support from VCU Libraries and the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art.

Image: Installation views, courtesy of the VCU Institute for Contemporary Art and the VCUarts Department of Interior Design