Brown University Creative Arts Center

Brown University recently broke ground for their new Creative Arts Center to be named the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts, a $40-million arts center designed by New York architects Diller Scofidio + Renfro. The three story building will feature six different floor levels, split at half-story intervals, that will allow students to be able to easily view the adjacent spaces, up and below. The 35,000 square foot building will include an art gallery, a film-screening room, a recording studio, a multimedia lab, three production studios, and outside will be an amphitheater.

Malcolm Grear Designers developed the signs and donor recognition system for the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, Diller Scofidio + Renfro's cutting edge museum on Boston's waterfront.

Brown University's  press release provides the official details and additional information can be found in the Providence Journal.

The New York Times Review of I.M. Pei's Museum of Islamic Art

Read Nicolai Ouroussoff's review of the new Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. Don't miss the slide show which includes several views of the Museum as well many well known works by I. M. Pei. Malcolm Grear Designers developed the digital presentations for the Museum of Islamic Art's press events, announcing this impressive Museum and collection to an international arts audience.

Museum of Islamic Art Opens

The new Museum of Islamic Art opens next week In Doha, Qatar. The Museum, designed by I.M. Pei, includes the 41,000 square feet of gallery space organized around a domed atrium. The New York Times article, "In Qatar, an Art Museum of Imposing Simplicity," highlights I.M. Pei's latest achievement. Malcolm Grear Designers created the press event presentations which introduced the new Museum to a worldwide audience.

MGD had previously collaborated with I.M. Pei to develop the environmental graphics for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Read the article in the New York Times.

Malcolm Grear Designers to explain the famed Explainer of Things

David Macaulay: The Art of Drawing Architecture opened this weekend at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. This much-anticipated exhibition focuses on the fascinating creative process behind the work of acclaimed illustrator and author, David Macaulay. Malcolm Grear Designers was hired to create a comprehensive branding program for the exhibition that included: the identity for the exhibit, design of the exhibition, publication and collateral materials.