Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl

Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl
[University of Iowa] USA
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Visual Arts Building by Steven Holl. Photograph © Iwan Baan
Steven Holl Architects has completed an Iowa a Visual Arts Building, located on the university's campus in Iowa City. It replaces a 1936 building that was heavily damaged by flooding in June of 2008.
Following his School of Art & Art History opening in 2006, Steven Holl Architects returns to the University of Iowa with the new school, Visual Arts Building. Located right next to the Art & Art History departments, Visuals Arts was designed by Steven Holl Architects in partnership with BNIM Architects, opened last week..
The new state of the art facility provides 11,706.00 square meter of loft-like space for all visual arts media, as well as galleries, faculty offices, an outdoor rooftop studio, and teaching spaces for Art History. The building is designed to encourage collaboration between all arts disciplines.
“A great social space at the center of this new building connects the arts to all disciplines on the University of Iowa campus. The building is a place of inspiration for its students, faculty and visitors to encounter the joy of architecture,”  Steven Holl.
Steve Holl Architects
Project team
Steven Holl, Chris McVoy (design archite
cts) Rychiee Espinosa (project architect) Garrick Ambrose, Bell Ying Yi Cai, Christiane Deptolla, JongSeo Lee, Johanna Muszbek, Garrett Ricciardi, Filipe Taboada, Jeanne Wellinger, Human Tieliu Wu, Christina Yessios (project team)
Associate Architects
BNIM Architects
Structural engineer
– Buro Happold – Structural Engineering
Architectural Wall System, Bendheim, Cob
iax, Okalux, Pohl, Rheinzink, Wausau
11.706,00 m² / 126000.0 ft²
Visual Arts Building, Iowa City, IA 5224
6, United States
Lighting Consultant
L'Observatoire International
Sustainability engineer
Mechanical engineer
Design Engineers
Curtain wall consultant
WJ Higgins & Co.
Civil engineer
Audio/visual consultant
The Sextant Group Inc.
Landscape Architect Associate
BNIM Architects


Steven Holl was born in 1947 in Bremerton, Washington. He graduated from the University of Washington and pursued architecture studies in Rome in 1970. In 1976 he attended the Architectural Association in London and established STEVEN HOLL ARCHITECTS in New York City. Considered one of America's most important more