Selldorf Architects is designing a major new expansion and enhancement of the Frick Collection. Honoring the architectural legacy and unique character of the Frick, the plan provides unprecedented access to the original 1914 home of Henry Clay Frick, preserves the intimate visitor experience and beloved galleries for which the Frick is known, and restores the 70th Street Garden.
Selldorf Architects was tasked with creating new architecture for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, La Jolla that would give greater meaning to the whole, better connect the Museum to its spectacular coastal setting, provide significantly more gallery space, and create a more welcoming and clear entry.
This new 118,500 sf mixed-use project is located on the corner of University Place and East 12th Street in Greenwich Village. The primary urban opportunities of the site are to connect to the thriving pedestrian activity and contribute to the public’s experience of the streetscape.
The May 2020 issue of Wallpaper* features a 16-page headline article about the new Selldorf-designed ground-up gallery for Hauser & Wirth in West Chelsea, scheduled to open this fall. The limited-edition cover features a photograph from the building’s fifth floor public gallery taken by Annabelle during a recent site visit, and a quote from her: “Architecture remains abstract and lives only in one’s head until such time as things are physically evident.”
We are delighted to announce that Partner Sara Lopergolo has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. This is an honor awarded to AIA members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession. The program was developed to elevate those architects who have achieved a standard of excellence in the profession and made a significant contribution to architecture and society on a national level. Only 3 percent of AIA members have this distinction.
Hauser & Wirth announced today that its new building at 542 West 22nd Street, designed by Selldorf Architects, will open on May 2nd, 2020 with the inaugural show ‘The Bride of God.’ This 36,000 square foot, 5-story gallery is Hauser & Wirth’s first purpose-built, ground-up building. The goal, like all of Selldorf’s previous designs for Hauser & Wirth’s galleries, is to create strong, well-proportioned spaces that place art at the forefront of the visitor’s experience. Here, beautifully articulated and variously scaled volumes of space throughout the structure feature natural light and flexible configurations.