The Eskenazi School will host a variety of events to celebrate their new building, including a reception. The Open House will be followed by a McKinney Visiting Artist Series lecture in Fine Arts 015.
The Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design Mies van der Rohe Building at Indiana University is the realization of a little-known design by the legendary architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, who is regarded as one of the founders of modern architecture. As adapted for contemporary use by the architectural team of Thomas Phifer and Partners, the building became occupied in December of 2021.
The Mies Building is a 60-foot-wide, 140-foot-long rectangular structure of thin, white-painted steel and expansive glass, in panes measuring 10 feet square. Floor-to-ceiling windows wrap around the entire second story, which features a central exterior square atrium, giving the impression of transparency throughout the building. Much of the lower level is open to the air, with the second or main story elegantly elevated above the ground plane.
"The Mies Building will provide the Eskenazi School of Art, Architecture + Design with a shared facility, enabling faculty and students of all our programs to come together and collaborate" –Founding Dean Peg Faimon