Virginia Commonwealth University


Institute for Contemporary Art

BCWH is the Associated Architect selected with Steven Holl for VCU's new Institute for Contemporary Art. The building will create a new forum for the arts on campus and forge new connections to the arts community of the region. Part exhibition and performance space, part lab and incubator, the 38,000-square-foot building will feature a series of flexible programming spaces for the presentation of visual art, theater, music, dance and film by nationally and internationally recognized artists. The facility also encompasses a 245-plus-seat performance space, outdoor plazas, a sculpture garden, classrooms, a café and administrative offices. The design of the ICA is on track to receive LEED Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council.

Watch the building take shape with VCU's construction cam!