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.
Annabelle Selldorf is one of the Design Co-Chairs of this year’s Winter Show, the leading art, antiques, and design fair in America, featuring over 70 of the world’s top experts in the fine and decorative arts. Held at the historic Park Avenue Armory in New York City, the fair highlights a dynamic mix of works dating from ancient times through the present day and maintains the highest standards of quality in the art market.
Annabelle Selldorf gave a Keynote Lecture to the audience of Women in Design 2020+, an international Conference and Exhibition curated by the HECAR Foundation, which aims to share stories of women around the world who have excelled in the field of architecture, construction, and other related design fields.
Happy Holidays! Pictured here is the colorful terracotta on our newly completed mixed-use project “Liz” in Washington, D.C. co-developed by Fivesquares and Whitman-Walker Health with executive architects Core Architecture + Design and landscape architects Future Green Studio.
Luma Arles and 10 Bond Street have received Design Awards from AIA New York State Chapter. Luma Arles, a contemporary art center in Arles, France, was given an Award of Merit in the Adaptive Reuse/Historic Preservation category. 10 Bond Street, a 34,000 sf building in New York’s NoHo neighborhood, was given an Award of Citation in the Residential Multi Family, Multiple Dwellings category. For more information on the projects, see 10 Bond and Luma Arles on our website.
We are thrilled to be included again on Architectural Digest’s AD100 list. The magazine features the living room of our Maupin-Tonchi Osborne Apartment, a project that illustrates harmony between the client’s vintage furniture collection, modern artwork, and new Vica furniture including the 90-degree table, custom side chairs, and the wonderful chandelier created in collaboration with Seguso.
On November 6, the 14th Street mixed-use development known as “Liz” was officially dedicated, with city officials, Whitman-Walker Health, Fivesquares Development and Annabelle Selldorf giving speeches at the ceremony. “Let this project be a reminder that housing, cultural space, and medical care are imperative to how this city moves forward,” said D.C. Mayor Bowser.
Annabelle Selldorf was the honored guest at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Foundation’s annual “Lunch at a Landmark” event at The Morgan Library & Museum on Monday, Oct 7. The NYLPF was established in 1980 to support the work of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission and to foster public awareness of preservation through education outreach. Included in the program was a brief presentation of the firm’s work followed by a conversation with Barry Bergdoll.
Selldorf Architects celebrated the grand opening of the Mwabwindo School during the 14+ Foundation’s annual gala alongside collaborators from Silman Enginering, Renfro Design Group and Studio 189. The school recently welcomed 250 students from preschool through 7th grade with a curriculum supplemented by arts and Montessori-based programs.