share this

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

Story: Mar 03, 2015

Ceramics designers learned skills, gained confidence at CIA

View details 69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

CIA Exhibition: Feb 13, 2015

69th Annual Student Independent Exhibition

View full story victoryfinal215medium1.jpg

Story: Feb 18, 2015

CIA students create appealing designs for co-working space

View details CIA Financial Aid Nights

Events: Feb 24, 2015

CIA Financial Aid Nights

View Link

Social: about 2 hours ago via Facebook

A panel of faculty jurors recently reviewed artwork from 1,635 students representing 450 U.S. high schools in 39 states for Cleveland Institute of Art's 2015 2D...

View full story newgundfinal1157951robertmullermedium3.jpg

Story: Jan 09, 2015

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

View details Photography + Video Exhibition Closing Reception

Events: Mar 06, 2015 @ 78th Street Studios in Cleveland, Ohio

Photography + Video Exhibition Closing Reception

View full story unknown.png

Story: Nov 03, 2014

CIA video shows off new Uptown Residence Hall

View details Spring 2015 Open House

Events: Mar 21, 2015

Spring 2015 Open House

View full story bestregmidwest.jpg

Story: Aug 18, 2014

CIA again named to "Best in the Midwest" list

News . Feature Stories . CIA Continues Green Conversation With November Events

News

November 14, 2007

CIA Continues Green Conversation With November Events

Last fall, CIA's Reinberger Galleries hosted The HOME House Project, an exhibition environmentally friendly and affordable single-family housing designs. This weekend CIA continues the conversation with two events pondering environmental responsibili

November 14, 2007

Last fall, CIA’s Reinberger Galleries hosted The HOME House Project, an exhibition of environmentally friendly and affordable single-family housing designs. This weekend CIA continues the conversation with two events pondering environmental responsibility versus historic preservation.

Recently, permission was granted to demolish the The Ameritrust Tower, a 36-year-old, 29-story, 280,000 square foot building in downtown Cleveland. The large modernist building was designed by world-renowned Bauhaus-trained architect, Marcel Breuer with Hamilton Smith in 1967, and completed in 1971 as the Cleveland Trust Co. Building.

The decision to not reuse the building has raised questions about what constitutes an historic landmark, and what environmental responsibilities we share when it comes to demolishing or reusing buildings.

Artists, architects, and the sustainability community have an opportunity to discuss and consider the intersection of landmarks and green buildings, historic preservation and modernism in architecture. Several events will be held this month in support of the discussion.

Visit CIA on Saturday November 17, 2007 to engage in the discussion:

Saturday, November 17, 2007 4:00pm @ Cleveland Cinematheque: Bauhaus in America: a film by Judith Pearlman followed by a panel discussion with Cleveland architect, Peter Van Dijk and Associate Professor of Art History at Kent State University, Carol Salus, moderated by Christopher Diehl, Director, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative.

What Would You Do With The Breuer Building (from Ingenuity 2007) will be displayed in the hallway of the CIA Building for those who missed it or would like to view it again -- the show features 27 entries from Australia to Italy with several local architects offering innovative thoughts.

These events are a part of a series sponsored by a collaborative of educational and commercial institutions in Cleveland including Doty & Miller Architects, D.H. Ellison Co., Peter Lawson Jones, Recent Past Preservation Network, Richard Fleischman Architects, Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Robert Maschke Architects, Inc., Process Creative Studios Inc., Jim Rokakis, Schmidt Copeland Parker Stevens with assistance from Cleveland Cinematheque, Cleveland Institute of Art, Judson Manor, The Sculpture Center, Intermuseum Conservation Association, AIA Cleveland, Kent State University Art History, Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, Cleveland Artists Foundation, GreenCityBlueLake, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs, Studio Techne Architects.

"I think it's important that artists, architects, preservationists and sustainability advocates understand how their work is a continuation of the Bauhaus, of which Marcel Breuer was one of the leading lights," Marc Lefkowitz, Web Editor of GreenCityBlueLake.org says. "Some would argue that the Bauhaus stressed individuality over the collegial design approach before it, and, that was used to justify a lot of monolithic office towers. But, the original Bauhaus existed to bring artists in contact with the world by looking at form with a critical eye, and by understanding how craft and hand skills are essential tools. So, a skilled painter and wood worker like Breuer could follow a natural path and design spaces that were comfortable for living and work. That's part of the legacy of the Breuer Tower, which has a unique design, and arguably, should be reused."

For more information on other events in the series, visit http://www.gcbl.org/green-modern

YouTube Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Flickr Pinterest Instagram

Social Feed

Honorable Mention artwork for CIA's 2D3D Competition is now up in an online exhibition at http://t.co/aF87uXTaFW! http://t.co/AP8aLNHuDI

about 2 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.