FRCH | 48 at the CAC

FRCH 48 Anniversary Party, Creative Fuel, CAC

FRCH was founded in 1968 and one of our greatest traditions is the annual Anniversary Party, a night to celebrate another year of great design and look forward to the future.  We recently celebrated our 48th year in business at the Contemporary Arts Center (otherwise known as the Lois & Richard Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art, or simply the CAC) in downtown Cincinnati. And like FRCH, the CAC has a rich history of its own.

Originally founded as the Modern Art Society in 1939, it was one of the first contemporary art institutions in the United States and has remained committed to programming “the art of the last five minutes” – focusing on new developments in painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, performance art and new media. In 2003, the CAC moved to a new building designed by the late, world renowned Architect Zaha Hadid, who would soon become the first female and the first Iraqi recipient of the Pritzker Prize for Architecture. Hailed by the New York Times Architecture Critic Herbert Muschamp as “the most important American building to be completed since the cold war,” it was Hadid’s first American project.

Recently FRCH was honored to lead a renovation of the building’s lobby which was unveiled in 2015, and included the addition of a cafe, bar, lounge and seating area as a way to create a lively and welcoming lobby for visitors. Most of the lobby furniture including the front desk and retail area are movable, and adjustable LED lighting has been added to the lobby’s massive columns allowing the space to be completely transformed for large events. This year’s Anniversary celebration allowed all of FRCH to ‘test drive’ and enjoy this beautiful, functional, newly renovated space. Many thanks to DJ Mowgli and Framester for providing the entertainment and photography, and to Eat Well for the wonderful food.

Happy Anniversary FRCH – and here’s to 48 more!


About mikeotto
I'm the Director of Human Resources for FRCH Design Worldwide. Fulltime Dad, part-time rocker and occasional blogger, I believe that Human Resources professionals in the design industry need to be as creative as the designers they work for.

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