THE NEW CLARK: A CONVERSATION WITH THE ARCHITECTS

December 9, 2014 Buildings, Ideas

Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for Vanity Fair, moderates a discussion between the key architects involved in the Clark Art Institute’s campus expansion program, recorded on June 28, 2014 as the Clark prepared for the grand opening of its facilities. Panelists include Tadao Ando (Tadao Ando Architect & Associates, Osaka, Japan); Annabelle Selldorf (Selldorf Architects, New York, New York); Maddy Burke-Vigeland (Gensler, New York, New York); Gary Hilderbrand (Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architecture, Cambridge, Massachusetts); Kulapat Yantrasast (wHY Architecture, Culver City, California); and Michael Conforti, director of the Clark Art Institute.

Accessible Design at WAM

November 18, 2014 Buildings

Misa Lund of wHY  talked about the importance of enabling design in cultural settings and showed slides of our planned pedestrian bridge for the Worcester Art Museum in Massachusetts. See how we are improving lives with accessible design at the Worcester Museum of Art. Slideshow on Dwell.com 

HARVARD ART MUSEUMS OPENS NOV. 16, 2014

November 11, 2014 Buildings, Ideas

Architect Magazine has the details of this Sunday's public opening of the Harvard Art Museums, where we worked with the staff to combine the collections of three museums into one.

Construction Update: Speed Art Museum

November 7, 2014 Buildings

The new Speed opening 2016!

Samurai Coverage in the LA Times

November 3, 2014 Buildings, Ideas

"In Japan, red is the color of the sun, as witness the red disk in the center of the national flag. The rosy light reflects off the white ceiling and is diffused overhead, gently bathing the exhibition. The glow speaks simultaneously of elegant sexiness and “Throne of Blood” violence." -Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times  Learn more about the design here.

A Bridge for Everyone

September 26, 2014 Grounds, Ideas

The Worcester Telegraph quotes WAM director Matthias Waschek regarding our new bridge project there: "wHY's design for our new access bridge will allow everyone — including those who, for any number of reasons, are unable to use steps — to enter the museum through our front door, making it an important gesture of hospitality to our visitors. At the same time, we are also committed to preserving the integrity of our historic façade, which wHY has accomplished beautifully," Waschek said.