The Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore is one of America’s oldest existing art schools, founded in 1826. Throughout the past few years, the school has seen many significant changes, as the campus has expanded and renovated many of its buildings to accommodate the rising student population and expansion of programs and majors.
Creating a system that would age well and withstand the sometimes haphazard environment of art school was an important goal. The renovations to Founders Green included plaques that talk about the history of the MICA founders and the school itself. In the Fred Lazarus Studio Center, wayfinding was placed on beams so as to leave wall space for the newly installed gallery.