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.
In advance of her Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Annabelle Selldorf spoke with M.Arch student Lucy Navarro about The Frick Collection’s ongoing renovation and expansion project, working with existing space, and designing for art.
On April 25th, Annabelle Selldorf will be giving a lecture at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. Part of the Glanzer-Curtis Family Lecture Series, the talk will highlight the office’s recent work including the Frick Collection, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, Luma Arles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.
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On April 15, Annabelle Selldorf will be giving the annual Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Titled “Building Continuity,” the lecture will shed light on the office’s approach to working with historic buildings, understanding materials and their history, and balancing restoration with new interventions.