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Virginia Commonwealth University Institute for Contemporary Art

Gilbane manages a new innovative facility construction for the gateway to the city and VCU campus.

The Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA) will present a strong architectural identity at this key gateway to the city and to the VCU campus. The innovative design is representative of the quality and values of the top-ranked VCU School of the Arts. Unique features include exterior walls with compound curves comprised of zinc panels in an open joint rainscreen system attached to structural concrete walls; flush glazed transparent window walls; translucent flush glazed window walls; a vegetated green roof; and a second level terrace with pavers on pedestals. Unique interior finishes include exposed concrete plank ceilings; polished concrete floors; curved walls and ceiling in the Forum; ½” clear glass interior partitions with silicone butt joints.