Goodbye cranes, construction fence and orange barrels. Major construction is now complete on Cleveland Institute of Art’s gleaming new, 80,000-square-foot George Gund Building, adjoined to its Joseph McCullough Center for the Visual Arts on Euclid Avenue.
By the start of the 2015-2016 academic year, the entire college will be unified on this Euclid Avenue site and all CIA students will – for the first time in more than a quarter of a century – learn, create, and inspire one another on a single campus in Cleveland's recently revitalized Uptown neighborhood.
Non-academic offices, such as marketing and development, have already begun moving into the new George Gund building this winter, as the college vacates its current George Gund Building on East Boulevard across the street from the Cleveland Museum of Art. The library and remaining academic departments on East Boulevard will move to the new complex during summer 2015. The Cleveland Museum of Art and Case Western Reserve University are purchasing the East Boulevard building.
The new George Gund building houses: the Peter B. Lewis Theater, future home of the Cleveland Institute of Art Cinematheque; the Reinberger Gallery; The Ann and Norman Roulet Student and Alumni Gallery; the Stone Flower Café; American Greetings Welcome Center; and several administrative offices. By fall semester, 2015, all of the following academic departments will be housed there: Industrial Design, Interior Architecture, Graphic Design, Illustration, Biomedical Art, Game Design, Animation, and Photography + Video. The new building is adjoined to the existing McCullough building by the soaring, sunlit Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Atrium.
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