An Advisory Committee began a search for an architect in October 2004 following its appointment by the Museum’s Board of Commissioners. The members considered more than 100 qualified candidates, traveled widely to look at other significant museum expansions, and interviewed potential candidates. After this extensive process, the committee unanimously recommended Sir David Chipperfield.
London-based David Chipperfield Architects (DCA) has won some of Europe’s most prestigious commissions, including the award-winning restoration of the Neues Museum and master plan for Museum Island in Berlin; the America’s Cup Pavilion in Valencia, Spain; the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany; and most recently The Turner Contemporary and The Hepworth Wakefield, both in England. Chipperfield’s U.S. projects include the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa; the Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center; and a masterplan for the Penn Museum at the University of Pennsylvania.
The Museum and the design architect selected local architect, HOK for the technical leadership of the project team.
HOK is a global architectural firm that provides planning and design solutions for high-performance, sustainable buildings and communities. Through its collaborative network of 24 offices worldwide, the firm delivers design excellence and innovation to clients globally. Founded in 1955, HOK’s expertise includes architecture, interiors, planning and urban design, engineering, strategic facility planning, consulting, lighting, graphics and construction services. In 2012, DesignIntelligence ranked HOK as the #1 role model for sustainable and high-performance design for the third consecutive year.
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