ART GALLERY OF ONTARIO REVEALS INITIAL DESIGN FOR MAJOR EXPANSION

March 2, 2023

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%.

HAUSER & WIRTH WEST HOLLYWOOD OPENS EXPANDING THE GALLERY’S PRESENCE IN LOS ANGELES

February 17, 2023

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.

 

ANNABELLE SELLDORF RECEIVED THE 2023 ULFERS FOUNDATION AWARD

February 15, 2023

We are proud to share that Annabelle Selldorf received The Ulfers Foundation Award on March 20, 2023. The award is presented by New York University’s Department of German in recognition of an individual whose achievements have served to promote and highlight German culture and history. Past award recipients include Austro-German novelist and playwright Daniel Kehlmann in 2021, and filmmaker Margarethe von Trotta in 2018.

 

Annabelle Selldorf to Deliver Mary Atkins Lecture at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

February 15, 2023

On March 23rd, 2023 Annabelle Selldorf spoke at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, for the museum’s Mary Atkins Lecture Series. The in-person lecture was the first of the series since the pandemic-driven two-year hiatus. In her presentation, Annabelle presented several recent projects including the current renovation and expansion of The Frick Collection, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego completed in 2022.

ANNABELLE SELLDORF TO DELIVER LECTURE AT THE NATIONAL ARTS CLUB

February 9, 2023

Annabelle Selldorf will be speaking at The National Arts Club in New York on Thursday, February 16 where she will discuss a range of international projects by Selldorf Architects including the current work underway at the National Gallery in London. The National Arts Club is an organization intended to stimulate, foster, and promote public interest in the arts and educate people in fine arts. For their 125th anniversary year they are running numerous free public arts and culture programs, including this upcoming lecture.

Selldorf Architects to Revitalize Smithsonian American Art Museum Key Galleries and Public Spaces 

February 3, 2023

We are thrilled to announce that the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) has engaged Selldorf Architects to revitalize its permanent collection galleries and renew key public spaces, marking the first comprehensive re-installation of the museum’s exhibition and interpretation spaces since 2006 when its National Historic Landmark building was last renovated. Originally designed between 1836 and 1867 for the U.S. Patent Office, the building was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution in 1952 to serve as a museum. Renamed the Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture in 2006, SAAM shares the building with the National Portrait Gallery.

MCASD RECOGNIZED IN “THE BEST ARCHITECTURE OF 2022” BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

December 9, 2022

We are honored to share that The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego was recognized as one of “The Best Architecture of 2022: From Symphonic to Serene,” an annual list by Michael J. Lewis of the Wall Street Journal.

THE NATIONAL GALLERY SECURES RESOLUTION TO GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS

November 30, 2022

Selldorf Architects is honored to share that Westminster City Council has granted the National Gallery with planning permission for a series of sensitive adaptations to its buildings on Trafalgar Square. Coinciding with the Gallery’s Bicentenary in 2024, the projects will create a world-class welcome to the millions of visitors it receives each year.

ANNABELLE SELLDORF AND SELLDORF ARCHITECTS RECOGNIZED IN 2023 AD100 HALL OF FAME

November 29, 2022

We are proud to share that Annabelle Selldorf and Selldorf Architects were included in the 2023 AD100 Hall of Fame list. It is a great honor to celebrate yet another year alongside leading innovators and visionaries in the field of architecture and design.

We are grateful to Amy Astley, Alison Levasseur, Samuel Cochran and Architectural Digest for this tremendous recognition.

 

SELLDORF ARCHITECTS PARTICIPATES IN THE ASSOCIATION FOR PRESERVATION TECHNOLOGY

November 12, 2022

On November 12th, Sara Lopergolo FAIA, Partner at Selldorf Architects spoke at The Association for Preservation Technology (APT) Detroit 2022 conference. “The Art and Life of Buildings: Two Case Studies, Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles and Luma Arles, France.” In her presentation Sara discussed the firm’s approach to preservation of these two former industrial sites as they were transformed into new cultural centers, delivering new programmatic, sustainability and operational goals.

HIRSHHORN ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF SOM | SELLDORF ARCHITECTS TO UNDERTAKE THE LARGEST REVITALIZATION IN MUSEUM’S HISTORY

October 31, 2022

The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has announced the selection of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and Selldorf Architects (SOM |Selldorf) to jointly develop a modernization plan for the Museum’s interior and plaza. After nearly a half-century, the Hirshhorn will upgrade galleries and public spaces to respond to the changing needs of a public museum of modern and contemporary art with a larger and more diverse audience.

Vica by Annabelle Selldorf opens brick-and-mortar setting with Palo Gallery

September 7, 2022

On September 2022, Vica by Annabelle Selldorf inaugurated its first brick-and-mortar setting for its furniture collection at 30 Bond Street in New York City’s NoHo neighborhood. The design, by Selldorf Architects, transforms an old storefront built in 1900 into a new collaborative concept uniting an art exhibition space for Palo Gallery and a showroom for Vica by Annabelle Selldorf. The 3,400 sf location is divided into two exhibition spaces, one that celebrates the distinctive white cube gallery space while the other embodies a European-style salon. This unique dual functionality offers the opportunity to discover Vica furniture in person for the first time and establishes a permanent location for Palo Gallery.