16 March 2010

Looking Back / Looking Forward

2000 - 2010: 10 Years of Collalborations:

2x4 Acconci Studio Adjaye Associates Allied Works ArupLighting BBB Barkow Leibinger Petra Blaise Boucher Landscape Buro Happold CSA LERA Michel Desvignes Takashi Murakami Diller + Scofidio Exploration Architectures FMSP Front Hood Design Innovision Jean Nouvel Max Fordham MGMT Design Mosbach Paysagiste Paratus Group I.M.Pei Repérages Dominique Perrault Renzo Piano RFR Richard Smith SANAA SAPS Studio Rodel Tillotson Design Associates Tod Williams + Billie Tsien Tombazis Transplan Transolar Vanguard William McDonough


When not doing our own design projects - many of which may be familiar to you, from the Rubin Museum of Art (RMA) to the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum (SAAM) - we prepare a steady stream of shorlist RFP’s, of which a sampling is found on this poster.

These demonstrate our efforts to forge new collaborations with other architects or engineers we have not worked with before. By initiating each of these RFP’s and creating the team specifically for a given site or museum type, we remain faithful to the reason why we started our studio in the first place: making architecture in collaborative teams that can bridge two design firms and various partners on a single project.

Now in our tenth year, the museum list below, from new construction to expansions, feasibility to exhibit installations, is the result of many of the or our RFP proposals, a list that remains inevitably incomplete and open to new collaborations.


Asian Society & Museum
New York, NY

Centre Pompidou Paris, France

Dar Al Bacha, Patti Cadby Birch Morocco Palace of Arts Marrakech, Morocco

Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY

Institute for the Study of the
Ancient World New York, NY

Institute of Contemporary Art
Boston, Massachusetts

Japan Society & Museum
New York, NY

Kuwait National Museum
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Miho Museum of Art
Shiga, Japan

Morgan Library & Museum
New York, NY

Musée des civilisations de l’Europe et de la Méditerranée Marseille, France

Musée Dobrée
Nantes, France

Musée du Louvre-Lens
Lens, France

Musée Européen de la Photographie Paris, France

Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec, Quebec, Canada

Museum of Arts & Design
New York, NY

Museum of Modern Art (mudam)
Kirchberg, Luxembourg

National Museum of the
American Indian New York, NY

New York Public Library
New York, NY

Peabody Essex Museum
Salem, Massachusetts

Queen Sirikit Museum of Textiles
Bangkok, Thailand

Rubin Museum of Art
New York, NY

Saint Louis Art Museum
Saint Louis, Missouri

San Antonio Museum of Art
San Antonio, Texas

Sheikh Zayed National Museum
Abu Dhabi, UAE

Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) Washington, DC

The Jewish Museum
New York, NY

Toledo Museum of Art, Glass Pavilion, Toledo, OH

World Trade Center Memorial Museum New York, NY

Yale Art Gallery
New Haven, CT.


Vito Acconci

Anthony McCall

Daido Moriyama

Takashi Murakami

Yoko Ono

Dennis Oppenheim

Mike & Doug Starn.

For more on the Louvre-Lens ground-breaking, go to:• www.dezeen.com/2010/01/08/louvre-lens-by-sanaa• www.bustler.net/index.php/article/musee_louvre-lens_breaks_ground