Institute of Contemporary Art

Boston, MA

The Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston was founded in 1936 and originally located on Boylston Street in the Back Bay neighborhood. After over seventy years in that location, the ICA moved to their newly constructed location in Boston’s up and coming Seaport District. The ICA was the first new art museum to be built in Boston for over a century, and High Output is proud to be one of the vendors contracted for the project.

High Output’s role was to aid in the design and installation of several traditional theatrical systems, including lighting, and motorized rigging. The main challenge for this project was working in small areas alongside several other vendors and their extensive equipment. Many different aspects of the construction occurred simultaneously, and systems such as structural steel, HVAC, electrical, and drywall were built as the High Output team completed the installation. However, our team rose to challenge and used detailed plans and clear communication to ensure that the project was a success.