The Accelerate Campaign was about building capacity – space and resources – to ensure society has the art and design talent it needs to open possibilities and solve complex problems with imagination, creativity and courage.
Together, we surpassed the largest fundraising goal in the College’s history. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to the 3000+ donors that made this possible.
Accelerate Campaign is completed.
Public phase of Accelerate campaign announced with $84MM raised.
Pasadena City Council approves the ArtCenter master plan.
The Heavin Studio—ArtCenter’s state-of-the-art digital learning production facility—opens at South Campus.
New Alumni Center and gallery open on the 4th floor of 1111.
Ground floor of 1111 transformed with the Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery.
Karen Hofmann (BS 97) named Provost.
FullCircle membership community launched.
5th floor of 1111 becomes new home and community space for Graduate and Undergraduate Graphic Design and Advertising departments.
Graduate Environmental Design leaves the Annex for newly redesigned Hillside space.
Lorne M. Buchman renews his contract as President and Chief Executive Officer through 2023.
ArtCenter 100, founded by Alyce de Roulet Williamson, celebrates its 30th year of supporting scholarships.
Create Change 2.0 developed. New five-year plan leverages opportunities initiated by Create Change and organizes the College’s thinking around student success, educational innovation and strategic infrastructure.
Architect Michael Maltzan releases a vision of a fully actualized two-campus college. Master plan includes dorm facilities for 1,500 students.
Hyundai & Kia Innovation Lab opens at Hillside—the first of its kind in the transportation design education field.
New 3rd floor of 1111 anchors Integrated Studies program, Humanities and Sciences and sewing lab.
Entertainment Design reinvented at Hillside Campus, testing a new “home room” concept to anchor the program’s identity and create a stronger sense of community.
Hoffmitz Milken Center for Typography opens in 950 building.
Illustration Department gets expanded home on the 6th floor of 1111 building, which extends the studio/gallery design prototype from 870 building.
Grand opening of 870 building as the dedicated home of undergraduate Fine Art and Illustration. Provides a platform for new design concepts in learning spaces based on student and faculty needs assessment.
1111 S. Arroyo Pkwy. building. A major commitment to grow South Campus and free up space at Hillside Campus.
Peter and Merle Mullin make the College’s largest donation to date, a $15MM gift to South Campus in support of Transportation Design.
In response to alumni support, The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation makes capstone gift for 870 and 888 S. Raymond Ave. purchase.
870 and 888 S. Raymond Ave. New possibilities for South Campus begin to emerge.
Quiet phase of Accelerate campaign begins.
ArtCenter community generates new five-year strategic plan, Create Change.
Lorne M. Buchman becomes President. “Where Are We Going?” strategy and vision planning begins.