Institute Of Contemporary Art Breaks Ground On New Museum Building

A groundbreaking ceremony was held yesterday in the Design District for The Institute of Contemporary Art.

The museum resolved a dispute with neighbors over a sculpture garden, and was able obtain a construction permit.

Backers had hoped that the new facility would be ready for Art Basel next year, but now say that they will miss that date. Completion is scheduled for early to mid-2017.


The Institute of Contemporary Art, Miami will build its new, permanent home in Miami’s Design District, on land generously donated by Miami Design District Associates. Located on NE 41 Street, the new 37,500-square-foot building is being designed by the Spanish firm Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos, marking their first US project to date.

Featuring more than 20,000 square feet of exhibition galleries, and a 15,000 sq ft public sculpture garden, the new building enables ICA Miami to expand its reach and programs, dedicated to promoting the exchange of art and ideas throughout the Miami region and internationally.

Miami is among the most impassioned and engaged cultural communities in the world. Aranguren & Gallegos Arquitectos are noted for their designs that respond to and enliven dense urban communities. Their vision for ICA’s new building reflects both the unique cultural landscape of the Miami region and the museum’s mission of engaging our community with the work of the most innovative local and international artists working today.