Museums on the Boards
Edited by Annie Block -- Interior Design, 8/1/2007 12:00:00 AM
James Carpenter Design Associates is teaming up with Efrat-Kowalsky Architects for the $80 million redo of Jerusalem's Israel Museum, adding 80,000 square feet to the existing 500,000 just in time for its 45th anniversary. Completion: 2010.
Wooden shutters will define the virtually transparent exterior of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects principal Tom Kundig's 43,000-square-foot multiuse building anchored by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts. Construction starts next spring in Ketchum, Idaho. Completion: 2010.
Edward M. Baum Architect is overseeing the $2.5 million conversion of a 1950's sheet-metal plant into the home of Dallas Contemporary, with 12,000 square feet of gallery space and 24,000 intended for design-related businesses. Completion: 2009.
Rising on a site in what was once the Warsaw Ghetto, the Museum of the History of Polish Jews broke ground this summer. Lahdelma & Mahla-mäki Architects won an international competition to design the 140,000-square-foot building. Completion: 2009.
Rafael Viñoly Architects is aiming for LEED status with a 56,000-square-foot expansion of the Brooklyn Children's Museum in New York. Points will be earned by geothermal heating and cooling, a photovoltaic solar-energy system, and sustainable building materials, including porcelain-tile roofing in Big Bird yellow. Completion: fall 2007.
Gluckman Mayner Architects's Richard Gluckman has taken the reins as design architect at New York's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. The $43 million renovation, encompassing the main building's second and third floors and two adjacent town houses, will increase gallery and support space to 18,000 square feet. Completion: 2010.
Galleries, studios, and classrooms will share the Happy and Malcolm Chase Center at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. José Rafael Moneo Arquitecto's five-story, 43,000-square-foot structure of glass and brick is up for LEED consideration, too. Completion: fall 2008.