Museum by Marino
edited by Sheila Kim -- Interior Design, 6/1/2004 12:00:00 AM
Not far from Manhasset, New York, where his Americana shopping center raised suburban luxury retail to an art form, Peter Marino is trying his hand at designing an art museum. Officially stated, the Nassau County Museum of Art in Roslyn Harbor has selected Peter Marino Architects to design a two-story, 18,000-square-foot addition to the existing neo-Georgian mansion, once owned by steel magnate Henry Clay Frick.
Due for completion in 2007, the wing's 11 galleries, auditorium, and classrooms will be housed beneath an angular formation of white baked aluminum and glass, adjacent to the existing sculpture lawn. A low garden wall—in bricks matching the mansion's—will bridge old and new.