Annabelle Selldorf

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Annabelle Selldorf is a German-born architect and founding principal of Selldorf Architects, a New York City-based architecture practice. She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA) and the recipient of the 2016 AIANY Medal of Honor.[1] Her projects include the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility,[2] Neue Galerie New York, a renovation of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, David Zwirner's 20th Street Gallery,[3] 200 11th Avenue[4] and 10 Bond Street.[5] Current projects include an expansion of the Frick Collection,[6] the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Hauser & Wirth]'s new gallery on 22nd street in Chelsea,[7] The Mwabwindo School, 21 East 12th,[8] and several buildings for the LUMA Foundation's new contemporary center in Arles, France.

Biography[edit]

Selldorf was born in the early 1960s in Cologne, Germany.[9] She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in New York and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy.

Selldorf has designed gallery and exhibition spaces for Hauser & Wirth, The Whitney,[10] Gladstone Gallery, Michael Werner, David Zwirner, Acquavella Galleries and Frieze Art Fair's Frieze Masters. Her firm routinely collaborates with the Gagosian Gallery on exhibition designs.[11][12]

Her approach to design has been described in the Wall Street Journal as "...about restrained and understated elegance. From reinvented Beaux-Arts galleries to handsome residential towers, the Selldorf statement goes against the grain."[13] Her work has also been praised by Paul Goldberger, Architecture Critic for The New Yorker as "...a kind of gentle modernism of utter precision, with perfect proportions."[14]

In 2010, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg honored Selldorf’s firm with a Public Design Commission Award for the design of the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility a processing center for New York City's curbside metal, glass, and plastic recyclables.[15] Michael Kimmelmann reviewed the building in the New York Times; "Selldorf was, in retrospect, an inspired choice. The German-born Annabelle Selldorf runs the firm, which stresses crisp lines, elegant volumes and a clean, formal vocabulary in which nothing goes to waste."[16] The Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility is also a winning site of Built by Women New York City, a competition launched by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation during the fall of 2014, to identify outstanding and diverse sites and spaces designed, engineered and built by women.[17]

She is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters, an Academician of the National Academy Museum and School, and a board member of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2016, she received the AIANY Medal of Honor,[18] and the Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2014.

Selected Projects[edit]

Selected Awards[edit]

  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York City Chapter: Honor Award, David Zwirner, 2016;[23] Merit Award, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, 2014[24]
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York State Chapter: Merit Award, David Zwirner Gallery, 2015; Merit Award, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, 2015
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA) New England Chapter: Merit Award, The Clark Art Institute Museum Building, 2016
  • Lucy G. Moses Award: 1000 Dean Street and Berg'n, 2015[25]
  • The Waterfront Center's Excellence on the Waterfront: Sims Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility, 2016[26]

Publications[edit]

  • Salldorf, Annabelle (2009). Selldorf Architects (1st ed.). New York: Monacelli Press. ISBN 9781580932264. 
  • Selldorf, Annabelle (2016). Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects. Phaidon Press. ISBN 9780714871172.  with photographs by Todd Eberle

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIA New York Chapter : Press Releases". aiany.aiany.org. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 
  2. ^ "Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility - Selldorf Architects - New York". Selldorf Architects - New York. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  3. ^ "David Zwirner 20th Street - Selldorf Architects - New York". Selldorf Architects - New York. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  4. ^ "200 Eleventh Avenue - Selldorf Architects - New York". Selldorf Architects - New York. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  5. ^ "10 Bond Street - Selldorf Architects - New York". Selldorf Architects - New York. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  6. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (2016-10-20). "Frick Collection Names Selldorf Architects for Its Renovation". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 
  7. ^ Pogrebin, Robin (2016-06-09). "Hauser & Wirth Gallery to Take Over Former Dia Space in Chelsea". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 
  8. ^ "Greenwich Village Condos for Sale| 21 E 12 – Selldorf". Greenwich Village Homes, Townhouses & Penthouses | 21 East 12th Street. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  9. ^ Miranda, Carolina. "Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's inside edge: Architect Annabelle Selldorf's quiet spaces are the grand gesture". LA Times. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  10. ^ ""Frank Stella: A Retrospective" at the Whitney - Selldorf Architects - New York". Selldorf Architects - New York. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 
  11. ^ Kazanjian, Dodie. "Francesco Vezzoli: Mother Love". www.Vogue.com. Archived from the original on 2010-12-28. Retrieved October 15, 2017. 
  12. ^ Peter Hossli, "En Suite Parking Included", Hossli.com, 5 May 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2012.
  13. ^ Netto, David (28 April 2011). "The Form Mistress"Paid subscription required. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  14. ^ Goldberger, Paul (26 November 2001). "A Face-Lift on Fifth". The New Yorker. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  15. ^ "Design Commission - Design Awards - 2009". www.nyc.gov. Archived from the original on 2012-10-22. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  16. ^ Kimmelman, Michael (2013-11-17). "Sims Municipal Recycling Facility, Designed by Selldorf". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-08-30. 
  17. ^ a b "Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Hosts Leadership Awards Gala, Kicks off Built By Women Exhibition". Architectural Record. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  18. ^ "AIA New York Chapter : Press Releases". aiany.aiany.org. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  19. ^ "Steinway & Sons New York showroom by Annabelle Selldorf". Dezeen. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  20. ^ Rubinstein, Dana (22 February 2011). "Cans, Bottles, Opera House"Paid subscription required. Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 16 October 2017. 
  21. ^ "Q&A Hauser Wirth & Schimmel's inside edge: Architect Annabelle Selldorf's quiet spaces are the grand gesture". latimes.com. Retrieved October 11, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Oak Room and Oak Bar at The Plaza Hotel". Steilish LLC website. Retrieved January 8, 2015. 
  23. ^ "AIA New York Chapter : 2016 AIANY Design Awards Winners". aiany.aiany.org. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  24. ^ "AIA New York Chapter : 2014 AIANY Design Awards Winners". aiany.aiany.org. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  25. ^ "The 25th Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards :: The New York Landmarks Conservancy". www.nylandmarks.org. Retrieved 2017-10-04. 
  26. ^ "The_Waterfront_Center". www.waterfrontcenter.org. Retrieved 2017-10-04.