Selldorf Architects is a 65-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. By giving form to the needs and desires of clients and communities alike, the architectural solutions that emerge are equal parts purpose and poetry. Since its inception the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life–and made complete–by those who use it.
The firm offers services in architectural design, interior design, exhibition design, master planning, landscape concepts and strategic planning.
Clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Frick Collection, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. The recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for Frieze Masters and the Venice Art Biennale. Residential architecture, both at the scale of private homes and multi-family dwelling continues to be an important part of the firm’s portfolio.
Selldorf Architects’ new monograph on the practice, “Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects,” was published by Phaidon in the spring of 2016.
ANNABELLE SELLDORF, FAIA
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the World Monuments Fund, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2017, Ms. Selldorf was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, three years after receiving the organization’s prestigious Award in Architecture. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Medal of Honor from the American Institute of Architecture New York Chapter.
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Taller KEN, founded in 2013 by Gregory Melitonov and Ines Guzman, is a New York and Guatemala based architecture practice focused on playful design with social and cultural relevancy.
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REX is an internationally-acclaimed architecture and design firm based in New York City, whose name signifies a re-appraisal (RE) of architecture (X). Operating across many scales, REX consistently challenges and advances building typologies, and promotes the agency of architecture.
REX’s think-tank of 30 designers, hailing from diverse cultural and educational backgrounds, is led by Joshua Prince-Ramus, who was founding partner of OMA New York—the American affiliate of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Rem Koolhaas—until he rebranded that firm as REX in 2006. Seminal projects include the Dee & Charles Wyly Theatre in Dallas, Texas; the Vakko Fashion Center and Power Media Center in Istanbul, Turkey; and the Seattle Central Library—all opened to critical acclaim, including American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Honor Awards in 2005 and 2011.
Current projects include the Ronald O. Perelman Performing Arts Center at the World Trade Center (The Perelman Center), an 8,400 m² (90,000 sf) building for the production and premiering of theater, dance, music, musical theater, opera, and film works; the Perth+ mixed-use skyscraper in Australia; a new performing arts center at Brown University; the Mercedes-Benz Future Lab in Stuttgart, Germany, a 10,200 m² (110,000 sf) public showcase for the brand’s impact on state-of-the-art mobility and a factory for creating, debating, and presenting the indeterminate future; a 4,300 m² (46,300 sf) private residence on Long Island for a patriarch, his four children, and each of their four future families; the re-cladding and interior renovation of Five Manhattan West, a 140,000 m² (1.5 million sf) Brutalist landmark straddling Penn Station’s rail yard in New York City; and 2050 M Street, a new, approximately 37,100 m² (400,000 sf) office building in Washington, DC that will host the CBS Washington Bureau, amongst other tenants. REX is also participating in a limited competition to design the new Museum of 20th Century Art in Berlin, between masterpieces by Mies van der Rohe and Hans Scharoun. In recent years, REX was declared winner of a limited competition for a $480 million, 80-story tower in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and has been a finalist in limited international competitions for the new Edvard Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway; the Finnish Innovation Fund’s Low2No sustainable development in Helsinki, Finland; the new Victoria and Albert Museum in Dundee, Scotland; and the New Central Library for Calgary, Canada.
The subject of numerous international exhibitions and publications, the work of REX has also been recognized with many of the profession’s top accolades, including two AIA National Honor Awards, a U.S. Institute for Theatre Technology National Honor Award, an American Library Association National Building Award, and two American Council of Engineering Companies’ National Gold Awards. The Vakko Fashion Center and Power Media Center was nominated for the 2013 Aga Khan Award, and the Seattle Central Library was a finalist for the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, awarded in 2014 to the best architectural work in North and South America completed from 2000 to 2013. In 2017, REX was honored as one of the World's Top 10 Innovative Companies in Architecture by Fast Company.
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