Washington, DC -

This project is a conversion of Franklin School, an historic D.C. landmark, into The Institute for Contemporary Expression (ICE-DC), a new, dynamic arts institution in downtown Washington, D.C. The project contemplates spaces to host temporary exhibitions, a restaurant, a cafe, a bookstore, a large performance space, and an outdoor sculpture garden. The Franklin School is located few blocks from the White House.

The building type, a non-collecting temporary exhibit space, is similar in concept to Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 in New York City and the Serpentine Gallery in London. ICE-DC’s centerpiece will be a large and flexible exhibition hall that will allow the realization of both conventional exhibitions and monumental projects in various media, including the latest technologies.