Selldorf-Designed “Liz” Building is Dedicated in Washington, D.C.

November 8, 2019

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.

NYLPF Presents Lunch at a Landmark with Annabelle Selldorf

October 15, 2019

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.


The Mwabwindo School Opens to 250 students and community in Zambia

October 11, 2019

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.


August 30, 2019

We are delighted to announce that Selldorf Architects has been selected as design architects for the Hispanic Society Museum & Library’s Strategic Architectural Plans, enhancing visitor experience and engaging the public. Working alongside executive architects Beyer Blinder Belle and landscape architects Reed Hilderbrand, the team will carry out a comprehensive renovation of the Main Building, designed by Charles Pratt Huntington in 1908, and will restore its galleries, as well as restore Audubon Terrace to accommodate a wide variety of public programs with the aim to integrate with the neighborhood and the city at large.



Selldorf Architects Selected to Design Greenhouse Project at Dumbarton Oaks

August 8, 2019

Selldorf Architects is truly honored to have been selected by Dumbarton Oaks for their campus improvement project that will enhance sustainability, K-12 educational activities, and support of the arts and humanities. Working in collaboration with landscape architect Reed Hilderbrand, the proposed Greenhouse Project will comprise two phases: the construction of a state-of-the-art energy-efficient greenhouse to support critical plant care and propagation for the historic garden designed by Beatrix Farrand, followed by the renovation of the historic greenhouse.

Rubell Museum to Open in December 2019

June 6, 2019

We are pleased to announce the December opening of Rubell Museum (formerly Rubell Family Collection) in Miami, Florida. The Selldorf Architects-designed museum will serve as a public resource with a new 100,000 square-foot facility of which 80% will be publicly accessible. Housed in a former industrial building, the design transforms the space and features 53,000-square-feet of galleries, with 65% dedicated to long-term installations and 35% to special exhibitions, all drawn from the collection.The museum will also include restaurant overlooking the courtyard, an art research library, flexible spaces for performances and special events, and a museum store.

DEP Gowanus CSO Facility Receives a 2019 Excellence in Design Award from the PDC

June 5, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that our ongoing DEP Gowanus CSO “Combined Sewer Overflow” Facility project, received a 2019 Excellence in Design award from New York City’s Public Design Commission. The project elevates an infrastructure project to a public amenity with spaces for education and engagement, and provides new recreation space & waterfront esplanade inspired by the canal’s past. The project is a collaboration with landscape architects DLANDstudio, Hazen and Sawyer Engineers, and the Department of Environmental Protection.


Annabelle Selldorf in Conversation with Columbia GSAPP Student Lucy Navarro

April 26, 2019

In advance of her Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Annabelle Selldorf spoke with M.Arch student Lucy Navarro about The Frick Collection’s ongoing renovation and expansion project, working with existing space, and designing for art.

You can find the episode on the GSAPP Website, iTunes, SoundCloud, and Spotify

Annabelle Selldorf to Lecture at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning (AAP)

April 16, 2019

On April 25th, Annabelle Selldorf will be giving a lecture at Cornell University’s College of Architecture, Art, and Planning at the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. Part of the Glanzer-Curtis Family Lecture Series, the talk will highlight the office’s recent work including the Frick Collection, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, Luma Arles, and the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego.

Click here to learn more about the location of the lecture.

Annabelle Selldorf to Give the Annual Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture at Columbia GSAPP

April 5, 2019

On April 15, Annabelle Selldorf will be giving the annual Paul S. Byard Memorial Lecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Titled “Building Continuity,” the lecture will shed light on the office’s approach to working with historic buildings, understanding materials and their history, and balancing restoration with new interventions.



Introducing Liz: DC’s Whitman-Walker Project Gets its Name

February 20, 2019

Whitman-Walker Health System’s redevelopment in Washington, DC, is now officially known as Liz. Named after HIV activist and actress Elizabeth Taylor, the Selldorf Architects-designed mixed-use project is a joint venture between Whitman-Walker and Fivesquares Development and is scheduled for completion in June of this year.



January 28, 2019

Selldorf Architects is truly honored to be working with World Monuments Fund (WMF) on the design of an Interpretation Center at the Qianlong Garden within the iconic Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The new Visitor’s Center will be located in an existing, restored structure within the Qianlong Garden and will grant unprecedented public access to the site.