VCU - The Institute for Contemporary Art

VCU – The Institute For Contemporary Art

Richmond, VA – Virginia Commonwealth University is a major urban public research university located in downtown Richmond, Virginia. On the edge of the campus, along one of Richmond’s busiest intersections, is the Institute for Contemporary Art. It is hoped that this museum, with its inviting appearance, will serve as a gateway to the university. The LEED Gold-Certified museum was designed to incorporate technologies that ensure a positive impact. Skylights are featured in all the galleries, the forum, and the third-floor administrative suite; they are used to infuse the building with natural light and decrease reliance on nonrenewable energy. The glass is formulated to modulate light and optimize transmissivity for ideal daylighting of each space, while also filtering out the ultraviolet radiation that can damage works of art.

Skylights give the space an open-air feeling, allowing natural daylight to wash over the visitors, employees, and artwork. Skylights can enhance a space without the harmful ultraviolet rays and heat gain from the sun.

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Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA

Steven Holl Architects

National Enclosure Company

17 custom single pitch skylights

Gallery interior at The Institute for Contemporary Art
Acurlite skylights illuminate the interior of The Institute for Contemporary Art