Happy Holidays from Selldorf Architects

December 23, 2019

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 receive AIA Design Awards

December 10, 2019

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.

Selldorf Architects included in the 2020 AD100

December 5, 2019

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.

Rubell Museum opens in Miami

December 2, 2019
This week the Rubell family welcomed their first visitors to the new Rubell Museum in a Selldorf-designed, 100,000 sf campus in the Allapattah neighborhood of Miami. The museum was created through the adaptive re-use of six industrial structures that were transformed into one coherent whole. The expansion of the collection into this single-story campus is not just an opportunity for the public to engage more deeply with the art, but with the neighborhood as well.

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