UCSC Selects Acclaimed New York firm to design Institute of Art and Sciences

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

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UC Santa Cruz selects acclaimed New York firm to design Institute of Arts and Sciences 

SANTA CRUZ, CA—The University of California, Santa Cruz, announced today that the award-winning New York firm, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects, has been selected to design the campus’s new Institute of the Arts and Sciences.

Conceived as more than a museum, the Institute will be the first of its kind at a research university, focusing on both the arts and the sciences and their relationship to other disciplines. Designed to function as an intellectual hub, it will provide space for site-specific installations, exhibits, seminars, residencies by artists and scholars, and hands-on research by students and faculty.

With a national and international scope, the Institute will also curate traveling art exhibitions and create projects linked to the university curriculum, drawing from the rich archives and collections of all of the UC campuses. 

“After an international search that included some of the most renowned architects working today, we are thrilled to welcome the firm of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects as designers of the signature facility for our new Institute of Arts and Sciences,” said UC Santa Cruz Chancellor George Blumenthal. 

More:  http://news.ucsc.edu/2014/06/architect-selection-institute.html

Additional information available at:  http://ias.ucsc.edu/building