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.
We are pleased to announce the December opening of Rubell Museum (formerly Rubell Family Collection) in Miami, Florida. The Selldorf Architects-designed museum will serve as a public resource with a new 100,000 square-foot facility of which 80% will be publicly accessible. Housed in a former industrial building, the design transforms the space and features 53,000-square-feet of galleries, with 65% dedicated to long-term installations and 35% to special exhibitions, all drawn from the collection.The museum will also include restaurant overlooking the courtyard, an art research library, flexible spaces for performances and special events, and a museum store.
We are thrilled to announce that our ongoing DEP Gowanus CSO “Combined Sewer Overflow” Facility project, received a 2019 Excellence in Design award from New York City’s Public Design Commission. The project elevates an infrastructure project to a public amenity with spaces for education and engagement, and provides new recreation space & waterfront esplanade inspired by the canal’s past. The project is a collaboration with landscape architects DLANDstudio, Hazen and Sawyer Engineers, and the Department of Environmental Protection.
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.