AIANY Women in Architecture Committee and the Boston Society for Architecture Women in Design

November 2021 / New York, NY

For the Design + Practice Exchange, a symposium of conversations and presentations centering on voices of women in architecture, Annabelle Selldorf opened the two-day conference on November 19 with a keynote address on how she navigated the pandemic and post-pandemic period. She shared how the pandemic changed the way she and her team work, and how the firm’s current projects, including the Shaker Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, continued to progress throughout the many months.

Brown University Lecture – Architects in Conversation: Annabelle Selldorf

Brown University

October 2021 / Providence, RI

In connection with the Raymond Hood and the American Skyscraper exhibition, Brown University hosted several conversations with contemporary architects.  On September 11, Annabelle participated in the first of these with Dietrich Neumann, professor of History of Art and Architecture and director of Urban Studies, and Jonathan Duval, a PhD student in the History of Art and Architecture at Brown.  The discussion covered a range of topics, including Annabelle’s early career development and current projects at the firm.

Frieze x The Frick Collection: A Digital Conversation Copy

Frieze x The Frick Collection

February 2022 / New York, NY

On April 13, the Frick Collection and Frieze co-hosted a digital conversation on the occasion of the opening of Frick Madison. Annabelle joined the conversation with Dr. Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director and Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator at the Frick Collection, moderated by Victoria Siddall, Board Director at Frieze, and introduced by Nathan Clements-Gillespie, Artistic Director for Frieze Masters.

Frick Madison – Serendipity and Possibility

AIA New York & the Center for Architecture

August 2021 / New York, NY

On March 22, 2021, the AIA New York hosted a panel discussion about The Frick Collection’s temporary new home at Frick Madison, within the Breuer Building on 78th and Madison.

Anna Boatwright, Head of Business Strategy & Development, and Carolyn W. Straub, Associate Director for Capital Projects, of The Frick Collection were joined by Annabelle Selldorf, Principal at Selldorf Architects, and Stephen Saitas, Principal at Stephen Saitas Designs, to discuss the strategy and design to juxtapose the collection of Old Masters, such as Bellini, Rembrandt, and Vermeer, within the confines of a Brutalist 20th-century landmark building.

University of Massachusetts Lecture

UMASS Department of Arhitecture

September 2019 / Amherst, MA

A discussion of recent projects at The University of Massachusetts Amherst as part of the fall 2019 lecture series.

A Discussion on The Frick Collection

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)

June 2019 / New York, NY

On Monday, May 20, the ICAA hosted a discussion with Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection and Annabelle Selldorf on the proposed expansion and enhancement to The Frick Collection’s building in New York City. The ICAA filmed the discussion, which can be viewed here in its entirety. Ian Wardropper began with an overview of the goals for the project outlining the pressing institutional and programmatic needs. Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects, then presented the proposed plans which creates critical new resources for permanent collection display and special exhibitions, conservation, education, and public programs, while upgrading visitor amenities and overall accessibility.

Gil Oberfield Memorial Lecture: Annabelle Selldorf


May 2019 / New York, NY

The annual Oberfield lecture was founded as a memorial to Gil Oberfield, AIA, former member and chair of the AIANY Interiors Committee. The lecture brings to the podium speakers whose work excels in the field of interior architecture.

The Annual Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture – Annabelle Selldorf: Building Continuity

Columbia University GSAPP

April 2019 / New York, NY

The Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture celebrates the legacy of Paul S. Byard, Director of Historic Preservation at Columbia GSAPP from 2000-2008. Organized by Columbia GSAPP’s Historic Preservation Program. Response by Jorge Otero-Pailos.

City of Tomorrow: Architecture Keynote

92nd Street Y

April 2019 / New York, NY

City of Tomorrow: Architecture Keynote — Designing for Resiliency and the Transcendent in a Mega Urban World with Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects, Rafael Viñoly, Principal of Rafael Viñoly Architects, Daniel Sundlin, Partner at Bjarke Ingles Group (BIG), Chris Cooper, Partner at SOM, and moderated by Carl Swanson, Editor at Large for New York magazine.

The Art of Architecture

Design Indaba 2019

March 2019 / Capetown, South Africa

Annabelle Selldorf presented her firm’s work at Design Indaba Conference in Cape Town, an event dedicated to gathering the best of global creativity on one stage.

Frick Forward: A Conversation

TEFAF New York; TEFAF Coffee Talk

October 2018 / New York, NY

Ian Wardropper, Director of The Frick Collection, joins Annabelle Selldorf, Principal of Selldorf Architects, in a lively point/counterpoint conversation with Carrie Rebora Barratt, CEO and President of the New York Botanical Garden. As Mr. Wardropper presents the puzzles of the Frick’s programmatic imperative, Ms. Selldorf supplies the architect’s solutions. The resulting visionary plans for renovation include the promise of visitation to the stunning second floor of the house, the preservation of the gardens and found spaces for conservation, educational programs, and the digital transformation of research in the renowned library. The conversation focuses on the efficacy of client and architect relationship on an historic building.

Annabelle Selldorf

Harvard Graduate School of Design

January 2018 / Cambridge, MA

A discussion of recent projects at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in the Gund Hall Piper Auditorium.