October 25, 2019

MICA Dolphin Design Center Wins AIA Maryland Award

MICA Dolphin Design Center Wins AIA Maryland Award

AIA Maryland's Excellence in Design Awards jury has recognized the MICA Dolphin Design Center with a Merit Design Award in the Institutional Category!

The new five-story Dolphin Design Center houses new classrooms, fabrication labs, and exhibit space for the college's Architectural Design, Product Design, and Interactive Arts/Game Design programs. The building is a true "Maker Building," striving to be a metaphor for making while providing ideal space for a wide range of design and production activities, and putting the act of making on display via well-placed facade transparency and opportunities for art installation.

Jury Comments

"This building has an elegant, modern, and nicely detailed presence in its context."

"The planning activates the first floor and allows street views into the Center's workshops."