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.
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
"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.
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.