ArtCenter invites electric vehicle drivers utilizing the Arroyo EV Charging Depot across the street from the 1111 building to check-out our galleries, grab a snack, and use our facilities.
The lobby of the 1111 building provides quick and easy access to the College’s Peter and Merle Mullin Gallery; a micro market offering grab-and-go meals, snacks and beverages; as well as public restrooms.
Located at the gateway to the City of Pasadena and adjacent to the historic 110 freeway, the Arroyo EV Charging Depot (64 E. Glenarm Street) has 26 of the latest and most powerful public chargers. Since the launch of the Power Up Pasadena campaign, Pasadena Water and Power has installed more than 100 public EV chargers in the city.
8 a.m. to 10 p.m. (excluding holidays)
Wednesday–Saturday, 12–5 p.m.
ArtCenter is home to a world-renowned Transportation Design program, offering a bachelor’s degree in Transportation Design, a master’s degree in Transportation Systems and Design, and a number of extension courses (offered in person and online) that allow people of all ages and skill levels to explore the basics of car design.
The College benefits from its proximity to more than 20 advanced automotive design studios located throughout Southern California, as well as companies leading emerging fields of new mobility and alternative energies. ArtCenter has a symbiotic relationship with major automotive and transportation design studios around the world, with many of our alumni working as chief designers and many designers taking time to teach at the College.
In the late 1930s, as America’s automotive industry was just recognizing the value of good design, ArtCenter alumni began to influence the look of vehicles in showrooms across the country. Graduates including Dick Teague at American Motors Corporation (AMC), Jack Telnack at Ford, and Peter Brock and Larry Shinoda at General Motors were considered among the most respected creative minds in the field. ArtCenter’s influence soon became global with alumni such as Chris Bangle leading BMW’s studio in Germany, Ken Okuyama at Ferrari in Italy, Frank Stephenson at McLaren in England, and Shiro Nakamura at Nissan in Japan.
ArtCenter alumni continue to dominate the field internationally. Our graduates have designed many of the most memorable and well-loved automobiles of our time including the Corvette Stingray, Mazda Miata, VW Beetle, Ford F-150, the Bugatti Chiron and Tesla’s suite of innovative vehicles (not to mention a fair amount of cinematic Batmobiles). Graduates also lead design teams at other transportation-oriented businesses, including motorcycle companies like Harley Davidson, Piaggio and Polaris; aerospace corporations like Gulfstream and even yacht studios like Glade Johnson Design.
To maintain our edge in higher education, ArtCenter will soon open the Mullin Transportation Design Center to prepare the next generation of innovative designers and problem-solvers to address the needs of a rapidly evolving transportation industry.