In June 2001, the Ice House Artist Studios at 100 43rd Street in Lawrenceville opened its doors as a new facility for 32 artists, arts-related businesses and arts organizations. The project was enthusiastically supported by the Lawrenceville community for its re-use of a long-abandoned, historic building and its attraction of artists and new businesses to the neighborhood. The National Park Service granted historic status late in 2000 by listing the property on the National Register of Historic Places.

The 35,000 sq. ft. ice house building was originally constructed in 1907 by the Consolidated Ice Company and operated as an ice making facility until the early 50s. The property was used only sporadically over the second half of the century and was a tremendous eyesore in the community with its boarded-up windows and generally runĀ­ down condition.

Artists and Cities secured an option on the property in May 1999. Working with Perkins Eastman Architects and Sota Construction Services, construction began in October, 2000 and was completed by the end of May, 2001. Our design increased the building floor plan from 35,000 sq. ft. to 44,000 sq. ft. and provided for 32 spaces ranging in size from 427 sq. ft. to 2,500 sq. ft.


Ice House Studios continues to offer affordable studio spaces for artists and makers. It is currently owned by Ice Factory Limited Partnership and is managed by Lawrenceville Corporation. It is home to 30 artists and organizations.

Amenities include:

  • Fully private workspaces range in size from 400 sqft to 2,500 sqft.
  • Opportunity to build-outĀ  the space however you need
  • Secure building
  • Parking
  • Community conference room
  • Outdoor courtyard

If interested in leasing space, contact Rya Scarola at ryan@lawrencevillecorp.com or fill out the space inquiry form.

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