A Discussion on The Frick Collection

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA)

June 2019 / New York, NY

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.

Annabelle Selldorf: Public Spaces and Private Place

Carnegie Mellon University, SoA

February 2017 / Pittsburgh, PA

As part of the 2017 Lecture Series at Carnegie Mellon’s School of Architecture, and in collaboration with University of Pittsburgh, Annabelle Selldorf presented recent work in the Frick Fine Arts Auditorium.

Annabelle Selldorf | Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects

Strand Bookstore

May 2016 / New York, NY

Annabelle Selldorf and Michael Bierut (Partner at Pentagram, Senior Critic at Yale School of Design and graphic designer of Selldorf’s newly released monograph) were in conversation in the Rare Book Room at the Strand Book Store to discuss the buildings and landscapes included in the monograph. The discussion was moderated by David Breslin, chief curator at the Menil Drawing Institute in Houston, Texas.

Current Work Annabelle Selldorf: Common Ground

The Architectural League of New York

February 2016 / New York, NY

Annabelle Selldorf presented her firm’s current work in Cooper Union’s Great Hall, followed by a discussion with Billie Tsien of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners.