Cleveland Institute of Art

 

1913-1914 | Cleveland, Ohio

Albert Kahn, Original Architect

 

The 4-story industrial factory structure of reinforced concrete construction served as a branch assembly plant for Ford Motor Company until 1932.  The primary facade features  red brick and terracotta detailing, while the remaining elevations exhibit a more functional aesthetic.  The building's interior has historically consisted of large open spaces for mass production of the Model T.  The 174,000 sf building was rehabilitated in 2010 for continued use as the CIA McCullough Center for the Visual Arts, reinstating historic window configurations and bringing the building up to code compliance. An addition designed by Dutch architecture firm MVRDV was constructed as Phase II of the $52.2 million project.

 

 

Services Provided:  Preservation Architect