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The Institute of the Arts and Sciences hosts the first 'LASER' of 2015
The Institute of the Arts and Sciences hosts the first 'LASER' of 2015

UC Santa Cruz’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its first “LASER” talk of 2015 on Tuesday, February 10, at the Digital Arts Research Center.

Two Walks: Re-enacting Rivers and Exploding Farms Image Credit: Public Doors and Windows
Two Walks: Re-enacting Rivers and Exploding Farms

Jason Groves, a postdoctoral fellow in the Integrated Humanities at Yale University, recently published a thoughtful rumination on the participatory walk at the UCSC Farm with Institute artists-in-residence Public Doors and Windows.

National Press Responds to Institute Architect Announcement Tod Williams and Billie Tsien. Image by Chistopher Sturman, 2012
National Press Responds to Institute Architect Announcement

Since the University of California, Santa Cruz announced that Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects have been chosen to design the new Institute of the Arts and Sciences, national press organization have taken note!

UCSC Selects Acclaimed New York firm to design Institute of Art and Sciences Barnes Foundation, Philadelphia, 2012
UCSC Selects Acclaimed New York firm to design Institute of Art and Sciences

Contact: Scott Rappaport  (831) 459-2496, srapp@ucsc.edu

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

Architect Search Continues Rendering of IAS design concept, Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects
Architect Search Continues

On April 3, the three finalists in UC Santa Cruz's executive architect search for the new Institute of the Arts and Sciences presented their design concepts for the Institute's future home.

UCSC Announces Three Finalists for National Architect Competition Digital rendering of Paktau Architects' design for the new Audain Art Museum, now under construction in Whistler, British Columbia.
UCSC Announces Three Finalists for National Architect Competition

UCSC announces Allied Works Architects (Portland/New York), Tod Williams Bille Tsien Architects (New York), and the team of Patkau Architects (Vancouver, B.C.) and Fong & Chan Architects (San Francisco) as finalists in the architect search for the new Institute.  

Architect Magazine Announces the Architect Design Firm Shortlist for UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences UCSC Institute Site Aerial Shot
Architect Magazine Announces the Architect Design Firm Shortlist for UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences

Architect Magazine joined other national news sources in announcing the shortlist for the architect design search.

Institute of Arts and Sciences third LASER on Jan. 28 Moray Eel by Rita Mehta
Institute of Arts and Sciences third LASER on Jan. 28

UCSC’s Institute of the Arts and Sciences will present its third “LASER” talk on Tuesday, January 28, beginning at 6:45 p.m. in the Digital Arts Research Center (DARC building, Room 108).


"Stunning Site and Stunning Shortlist": Architects are Abuzz about UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences Capacity studies for the Institute and the surrounding arts area.The Institute will be on the site of the red buildings in the center. (Walker Macy)
"Stunning Site and Stunning Shortlist": Architects are Abuzz about UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences

A|N Blog, a leading blog on architecture and part of Architect's Newspaper, has published a very enthusiastic article about UCSC's Institute of the Arts and Sciences.  

Blurring the Lines: The Institute of the Arts and Sciences promises to explore unexpected convergences, provocative subjects The Harrison Studio: On Mixing, Mapping, and Territory, Sesnon Gallery
Blurring the Lines: The Institute of the Arts and Sciences promises to explore unexpected convergences, provocative subjects

Ever since it opened its doors in 1965, UC Santa Cruz has been a place where seemingly different areas of study can "talk" to each other across the lines, much to the benefit of students and professors alike.