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WebUrbanist Calls MICA's Gateway a 'Head-Turner'

College's Newest Building Makes Web Site's Top 15 List of Cool High School, College, and University Building Designs

Posted 05.05.09 by MICA Media Relations

View of Gateway at night.

BALTIMORE--MICA's Gateway, a mixed-use residential building that opened in August 2008, was named one of 15 cool high school, college, and university building designs by WebUrbanist, a Web site/blog that highlights urban design, culture, travel, architecture, and alternative art.

WebUrbanist had this to say about MICA and the Gateway: "The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) has long been known for its eclectic mix of buildings, and its newest one is definitely a head-turner. The Gateway building, which sits on the edge of the campus, successfully met the challenge of difficult site constraints and wide-ranging functions. The drum-shaped building with an interior landscaped courtyard houses a lobby/gallery, theater, career center, café, student residences and artist studios."

To view the entire list of cool school buildings, read the article.



Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 49 states and 52 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top ten by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.