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Four shortlisted teams for University of California Institute of the Arts and Sciences

Reports have emerged that four teams have been shortlisted in a competition to design the new Institute of the Arts and Sciences complex for the University of California, Santa Cruz. The competition was published by WAN’s Business Information Service on 19 December 2013.

The shortlisted firms named by The Architect’s Newspaper are:

- Steven Holl Architects with TannerHecht Architecture
- Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects with TEF
- wHY design, Allied Works Architecture, Aidlin Darling Design, Jensen Architects with Ann Hamilton
- Fong & Chan Architects with Patkau Architects

The project includes the construction of a 27,000-31,000 gross sq ft volume with a pedestrian bridge and connecting pathways. Funded by generous donations, the scheme is to provide ‘a nexus for innovation in exhibit making, teaching, research, creation and public interaction’.

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