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Interlochen, MI

Herbert and Grace Dow House @ Interlochen Center for the Arts

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Cornerstone Architects


the Project study

This new facility has become a reality after the nonprofit received a $4 million donation. This gift from the Herbert A. and Grace A. Dow Foundation has been put towards the construction costs of this new $8.5 million, two-wing facility.

One wing’s design accommodates living quarters for 60 students during the school year and adapts to lakeside apartment spaces for faculty in the summer, making the campus available for use year-round. The other wing will serve as temporary quarters for visiting artists and performers throughout the year.

This housing facility is the “final piece” of the second master plan created in 1990 that encompassed a number of ICA’s campus facilities including theatres, a writing house, film studies, visual arts, the Music Center, and the Dance Building renovation and expansion. Of these, Spence Brothers also construction managed the Music Center’s construction, as well as the renovation and expansion of the Dance Building.

Through the residence hall, ICA endeavors to reach their enrollment goals and accommodate more deserving, talented young artists at Interlochen, while achieving a new competitive edge in recruiting outstanding faculty for Camp. Through the adjoining visiting artist suites, they hope to attract world-renowned visiting artists to their campus year-round.

Click here to view more photos of the Dow House Project – Interlochen Center for the Arts/BlueLaVa Media