Institute of Contemporary Art 2006
Client:Institute of Contemporary Art
Project Category:Museum Theatres
Architect:Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Completion Year:2006
Location:Boston, Massachusetts
Acoustician:Jaffe Holden Acoustics
Capacity:328 seats
The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) opened its new waterfront museum in 2006 with a full range of inaugural exhibitions and expanded public programming. Designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro, the museum is the first art museum built in Boston in nearly 100 years.  The 65,000-square-foot building, featuring a dramatic folding ribbon form and a cantilever that extends to the water's edge, provides a bold presence for the ICA that symbolizes its commitment to contemporary art and design.

The ICA now can greatly expand its offerings to present provocative multi-disciplinary public programs, including film and video screenings, dance, jazz and classical music, and spoken word performances, lectures, and other special events.

The museum also hosts a variety of outdoor events under the cantilevered galleries and along the waterfront, designed to enliven the area and engage passersby.