VCU to break ground on the ICA building in June

That’s right! VCU has plans to start construction on the $35 million dollar Institute for Contemporary Art this June for completion by 2016. The ICA will feature exhibition and performance space, laboratory and incubator for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance and film by nationally and internationally recognized artists.

The building will complement and enhance the offerings of VCU while also serving as a new destination for contemporary arts and culture in the region and a cornerstone of Richmond’s already vibrant arts community — joining the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Science Museum of Virginia, the Virginia Opera, Virginia Repertory Theatre, Richmond Ballet and the Richmond Symphony.

Lisa Frieman, director of the ICA, said, “We are humbled and inspired by the generosity of our founding supporters. The ICA is an extraordinary gift to this and future generations, and we look forward to bringing this institution to life with the continued support of our community.”

In 2012, BCWH was named Associate Architect in selection with Steven Holl for the new ICA building.


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