share this

Share This Search
News
View full story charlesmayerfinal1228.jpg

Story: Oct 16, 2014

Commitment to CIA runs deep for Charles Mayer '64

View details Unruly Engagements Conference

Events: Nov 06, 2014 @ Cleveland Institute of Art in Cleveland, OH

Unruly Engagements Conference

View full story

Story: Oct 03, 2014

CIA grads at Chrysler draw on well-cultivated creativity as ...

View details Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

CIA Exhibition: Nov 07, 2014

Opening Reception Community Works: Artist as Social Agent

View Link

Social: 2 days ago via Facebook

CIA and The Euclid Tavern go way, way back. Countless alumni, including renowned rock poster artist Derek Hess 88, have happy memories of good times and great ...

View full story chiyuliao.jpg

Story: Sep 26, 2014

CIA's Community Works series focuses on socially engaged art...

View details Fall 2014 Open House

Events: Nov 15, 2014

Fall 2014 Open House

View full story dormdeckyoga.jpg

Story: Aug 27, 2014

New residence hall welcomes first-year students in comfort, ...

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

Join us for lunch tom. @ 12:15 for our weekly Lunch On Fridays presentation, featuring Visiting Artist Tony Ingrisano http://t.co/uJomNWk8JU

3 days ago via Twitter

Sign up for our alumni + friends newsletter

Arrow

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

Uptown Residence Hall

Check out the new student digs.

Read More

Cores + Connections

Learn more about CIA's proven method for academic and professional excellence.