Selldorf Architects has designed a new gallery for long-time client Hauser & Wirth in Hong Kong’s Central Business District. The gallery’s previous Hong Kong location, also designed by Selldorf, occupied two upper floors in the H Queen’s building. Hauser & Wirth’s desire to make the art more accessible prompted the move to this new location with direct access at street level.
Following a competitive Request for Proposals process, the Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and the NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) selected the team of Scalamandre-Tully Construction Manager Joint Venture to serve as Design Builder, with Selldorf Architects, Design Architect, and Urbahn Architects, Executive Architect, for a new Administration and Personnel Building at the Harper Street Yard in Queens.
Annabelle Selldorf delivered the 2023 Linbury Lecture at the Natioal Gallery in London. The prestigious Linbury Lecture is an annual event that invites world-renowned speakers specializing in museums, galleries, or academic art history to explore themes relevant to the National Gallery’s history and collections. Held this year at the Royal Academy of Art as the National Gallery’s Theatre is closed during the construction of the NG200 project – a suite of capital projects being led by Selldorf Architects dedicated to making the National Gallery more welcoming and accessible to its diverse audiences,
The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Modern and Contemporary Art galleries, closed since 2021 for renovation by Selldorf Architects, reopened on September 22, 2023. The project has greatly enhanced the space for the display of the collection by doubling the amount of wall space and creating new dynamic circulation patterns to reinforce the fluidity between artistic disciplines and historical narratives. Key architectural details, including tall columns, portal skylights and arched, curved ceilings have been refurbished in sensitive balance to the needs of the collection alongside redistributed mechanical systems and new lighting. This project entails the first major reinstallation of the collection since 2006.
Designed by Selldorf Architects, One Domino Square is the latest addition to the iconic Domino Sugar Refinery redevelopment site. Far into construction, Selldorf Architects is working with Two Trees Management and Executive Architects dencityworks architecture. The buildings anchor the southernmost point of the 11-acre public park and are directly adjacent to Domino Square, an open park piazza, which is also under construction.
As part of our commitment to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Selldorf Architects is delighted to continue its established collaboration with the Architectural Technology Department at New York City College of Technology (City Tech). Our firm offers an annual award that recognizes exceptional students with outstanding design and technical skills. This year, we proudly presented the scholarship to three remarkable individuals.
On May 23, David Zwirner opened two new spaces located at 612 and 616 North Western Avenue in Melrose Hill, Los Angeles. Built in the 1930s, these two existing one-story adjacent buildings were renovated by Selldorf Architects and feature new skylights that fill the galleries with natural light, as well as a dedicated bookshop spotlighting David Zwirner Books.
In its mission to safeguard historic cultural heritage, the World Monuments Fund, in partnership with Square Mile Churches, celebrated Christopher Wren’s 300 remembrance anniversary with a series of ‘Conversations’ to draw attention to the churches’ preservation demands and facilitate a debate about their relevance in the future. On April 27, architecture critic at the Financial Times Edwin Heathcote chaired the discussion with Annabelle Selldorf, Loyd Grossman, entrepreneur, author and broadcaster, and Alex Bremner, Professor of Architectural History at the University of Edinburgh.
On April 18th, Annabelle Selldorf joined New York Magazine critic Justin Davidson in conversation at The Arts Club of Chicago as part of the Don Powell Distinguished Architect Series. The series is meant to engage prominent architects from different backgrounds and pose questions about the current state of design.
Selldorf Architects joined the Office of the Mayor, New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the groundbreaking of two major infrastructure projects in Gowanus, CSO Red Hook and CSO Owls Head. The design of these two headhouse buildings will each host an underground storage tank with the combined capacity to store up to 12 million gallons of sewer overflow during heavy rainstorms.
The Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has revealed initial designs for the Dani Reiss Modern and Contemporary Gallery. Designed with Diamond Schmitt, and Two Row Architect the expansion project will provide an additional 40,000 sf of galleries for the AGO’s growing collection of modern and contemporary art, increasing the museum’s total space available to display art by 30%.
Selldorf Architects transformed an 11,000 sf vintage automobile sales showroom in a 1930s Spanish Colonial Revival building into the gallery’s second LA location. The renovated building features 6,000 sf of exhibition space framed by exposed wood bow trusses and newly polished concrete floors. Large storefront windows highlight the work on view and welcome the community.