Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts

University of Alabama at Birmingham

An invaluable addition to UAB’s cultural corridor.

 
 

 
 

Located directly across the street from the Alys Stephen's Center, the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts is UAB's home for the Department of Art and Art History galleries, classrooms, and faculty. Designed in association with Randall Stout, the angular, cantilevered form utilizes a simple material palette of patinaed zinc, glass, and brick in striking ways.

The large, airy lobby and atrium opens to art studios, classrooms, three art galleries, lecture hall, and faculty office space. An arts plaza runs adjacent to the main lobby and a sculpture garden at the bookends the west side of the site.

“With its striking architecture and state-of-the-art capacity to house important visual art works and educate students of art and art history, AEIVA will be an invaluable addition to UAB’s cultural corridor. This campus and community can look forward to enjoying world-class exhibitions and cultural events in this marvelous new facility for years to come.
— Ray L. Watts, University President

At a glance

  • Located in Birmingham, AL
  • 26,000 sf
  • Completed August 2012
  • Designed in association with Randall Stout Architects

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  • Interior Design
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