Art Academy of Future House

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Year: 2020

Photographer: Elevar

The Art Academy of Cincinnati is planning a major expansion meant to raise its visibility, house new high-tech programs in film and animation, and serve as a working and teaching space for Cincinnati’s design and marketing community. Partnering with Elevar Design Group, the Academy will transform more than 20,000sf of the campus into a state-of-the-art innovative and creative educational hub for the community. Future House will build bridges to Over-the-Rhine and Cincinnati, open doors to local high school students, budding artists, and creative visionaries in the city, and re-envision how to engage with community and business partners.

The transformation is not just physical; Future House will support four new programs: Film, Animation, Social Practice, and Creative Business Entrepreneurship. The Academy’s vision includes more emphasis on video, sound, animation and the technology needed to produce high-quality work in those genres. “We want to turn it in to a community-based, innovative, technology design center,” Hildebrand said. The project will raise the visibility of the Art Academy, which has been a part of Cincinnati since 1869, but whose work and impact remains under the radar for many.



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