The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla reopens to the public on April 9th, after a $105 million renovation and expansion by Selldorf Architects. The expanded Museum increases the gallery space four-fold, with two levels of light-filled galleries, a public Art Park, and new seaside terraces offering dramatic views of the Pacific Coast.
On February 18, London’s National Gallery shared initial proposals for the NG200 project as it begins a phase of public consultation. Selldorf Architects was selected in July 2021 as lead of a multidisciplinary team to create a more welcoming and accessible National Gallery on the occasion of the upcoming 2024 bicentenary. Working alongside Purcell, Vogt Landscape and Arup, the scope includes remodeling parts of the Sainsbury Wing, the public realm, as well as a new Research Centre and Members House in the Wilkins Building. A revived, more open Sainsbury foyer will receive more natural light and offer views of Trafalgar Square and Westminster. The public realm concepts include a new public square in front of the Sainsbury Wing with planting and seating.
We’re very proud our design of Hauser & Wirth 22nd Street has earned an Honor Award for Architecture in the 2022 AIANY Design Awards! Announcing the award, the jury commended the power of the building in its ability to put art in a civic landscape through the operability of large windows at the ground and second levels, inviting the public realm into the building and vice versa for art to be seen within the context of the city.
Happy Holidays from Selldorf Architects! Pictured on our card this year is a construction photograph from a recent site visit to the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD) in La Jolla, CA. The Selldorf-designed renovation and addition is set to open in April of 2022.
Frick Madison was named one of Architectural Digest’s Works of Wonder, a list of 20 of the best projects from around the world. Selldorf Architects closely collaborated with Xavier F. Salomon, Deputy Director & Peter Jay Sharp Chief Curator, Aimee Ng, Curator and Stephen Saitas, Exhibition Designer. Frick Madison will be open to the public throughout the planned renovation of the Frick’s historic mansion on 70th Street.
We’re honored to announce Annabelle Selldorf and Selldorf Architects were included in this year’s AD100 Hall of Fame. It is a thrilling award and speaks to the incredible clients, collaborators and staff we’ve been fortunate to work with over the last three decades. We’re grateful to Amy Astley and Architectural Digest for this tremendous recognition and congratulate all the other inspiring and talented people on this year’s list!
52 Walker, David Zwirner’s new Tribeca exhibition space led by director Ebony L. Haynes, opened on October 28 with Kandis Williams’s “A Line,” an exhibition of video, collages and sculpture. The gallery, with original cast-iron columns, wood floor and tin ceiling, evokes the roughhewn, loft galleries in SoHo during the 70s and 80s. The gallery is two full floors, with the exhibition area on the ground level of the five-story, landmark building. Windows on the north and south allow natural light into the lower level, which consists of private offices and viewing rooms. The exhibition marks Williams’s first solo presentation in New York.
As part of the Corning Museum of Glass’s 59th Annual Seminar on Glass, on October 8, Sara Lopergolo, FAIA, joined the virtual panel discussion, “Design and ‘In Sparkling Company: Glass and the Costs of Social Life in Britain during the 1700s,'” with Christopher ‘Kit’ Maxwell, Curator of Early Modern Glass, and Warren Bunn, Collections Manager, moderated by Carole Ann Fabian, Director, Collections and Curatorial Affairs, all of the museum.
We’re excited to announce Annabelle Selldorf’s Vica collection debuted its new website on Oct. 15, featuring online shopping for the first time. The furnishings, lighting and accessories are available to the trade and public.
On Friday, October 1, Sara Lopergolo, FAIA, presented the firm’s work, including plans for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego that opens Spring 2022 as Keynote Speaker for AIALA Women in Architecture Committee’s Powerful 8 conference. After her presentation, partners Annabelle Selldorf, Julie Hausch-Fen and Lisa Green joined Sara for a conversation about leading the firm.
We’re delighted Annabelle Selldorf has been named Design Leader of Architectural Record 2021 Women in Architecture Awards. Recognizing five women as inspiring leaders in architecture and beyond, the other honorees are visual artist Amanda Williams, New Generation Leader; Julie Bargmann (D.I.R.T.), Innovator; Deborah Berke (Yale School of Architecture and Deborah Berke Partners), Educator, and Tamarah Begay (Indigenous Design Studio + Architecture), Activist. In its eighth year, the awards recognize and promote the role of women in the architecture field across the U.S.
The National Gallery in London announced that the team led by Selldorf Architects has been selected to complete a suite of capital projects to mark the Gallery’s Bicentenary, with an initial phase to be completed in 2024. The team, comprised of Purcell, Vogt Landscape, Arup, AEA Consulting, Pentagram, Kaizen, and Kendrick Hobbs will work with the National Gallery to complete the initial phase of works to its Trafalgar Square buildings to greatly improve the ‘welcome’ it provides to the millions of visitors it receives each year.