ICA project in watercolorShowing Sept. 30-Nov. 20 

During the spring 2016 semester, graduate and undergraduate VCU interior design students took their studies beyond the studio and into the university’s high-profile construction project, the Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) at the corner of Broad Street and Belvidere Avenue.

In this collaboration among ICA staff, VCU School of the Arts Interior Design faculty and the project architect, BCWH Architecture, students examined design challenges presented by the ICA’s forum, a space defined by a lofty ceiling, curved wall, glass facade and a sweeping grand staircase.

Some 100 of the students’ sketches that imagined use of the space are now showing on the Cabell Big Screen.

The exhibition on the Big Screen is a companion to the exhibit inside Cabell Library on the first floor. The drawing exhibit will be on view through Nov. 20. A panel discussion about the project is planned for Nov. 16. The exhibit was organized by the VCU School of the Arts Department of Interior Design with support from VCU Libraries and the Institute for Contemporary Art.

Students featured on the screen are:

  • Lianna S. Bagtas
  • Grace Katherine Ditthardt
  • Huayu (Dozy) Du
  • Tuyen T Dyer
  • Yu Jin Ha
  • Heewon Kim
  • You Hwa Kim
  • Naredeen N Mickhaiel
  • Nooranne S Mufti
  • Cheuk Tung (Tonyee) Ny
  • Glenn E Porter
  • Lucy Dabney
  • An Liu
  • Heather Overby
  • Marie Lauren Prisco

This presentation reveals the students’ process through sketches and watercolors, study models, furniture and fixture selections, and recorded interviews.

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