BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Indiana University President Michael A. McRobbie welcomed Sidney and Lois Eskenazi, IU alumni and principal donors, and architect Dirk Lohan, grandson of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, to the perseverance ceremony for the new, shared facility for the IU Eskenazi College of Art, Architecture + Layout on June 17. The setting up, now less than construction, realizes a rediscovered 1952 design and style produced by Mies for the IU Bloomington campus.
As adapted for modern use by the architectural staff of Thomas Phifer and Companions, the Mies Setting up for the Eskenazi Faculty of Artwork, Architecture + Style and design is scheduled to open in slide 2021. Thomas Phifer and Partners is also the architect for IU’s new Ferguson Worldwide Centre, less than development right across Jordan Avenue from the Eskenazi School.
Also joining McRobbie for the ceremony were the Eskenazis, Lohan, IU Bloomington Provost Lauren Robel, Eskenazi School Founding Dean Peg Faimon, architects Thomas Phifer and Stephen Dayton of Thomas Phifer and Partners, and Vice President for Money Scheduling and Amenities Thomas A. Morrison, as nicely as users of the IU Board of Trustees, faculty and workers.
Commissioned for the IU fraternity Alpha Theta chapter of Pi Lambda Phi, which subsequently abandoned the undertaking, the Mies style and design was all but forgotten for some 60 several years. It re-emerged in 2013 when Sidney Eskenazi, a fraternity member of the chapter as an IU university student, knowledgeable McRobbie of the existence of Mies’ drawings for the