Gluckman Tang Architects

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Gluckman Tang Architects is an architecture firm located in New York City with Richard Gluckman and Dana Tang in partnership since 2015. The firm is known for minimalist design, evident in five pioneering art galleries that moved into the Chelsea gallery district from the SoHo neighborhood during the late 1990s, the proposed expansion of the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Mori Arts Center (2003) in Tokyo.

Richard Gluckman[edit]

Richard Gluckman, FAIA, studied architecture at Syracuse University, where he returned in 2005 to design The Warehouse, current home of the Design Department of Syracuse's College of Visual and Performing Arts. In 2014 he designed Syracuse University College of Law's Dineen Hall, which was named one of "The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World." [1] He has designed a wide range of buildings including an apartment building in lower Manhattan, and houses in Texas and Long Island New York. As principal of Gluckman Mayner Architects, Gluckman has been responsible for museum projects as the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico (1996); the Deutsche Guggenheim in Berlin, Germany; the renovation and expansion of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York (1998); the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan (2003); the conversion of the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (1994); the Museo Picasso in Málaga, Spain (2004); The Warehouse in Syracuse, New York (2006); and the downtown location of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (2007).[2] In 2009 the Brant Study Center an exhibition space in Greenwich, Connecticut opened, it was created out of a converted barn by his design.[3]

In addition to museum and gallery spaces, Gluckman has also designed studio spaces for artists as well as art galleries. He first worked with artists in 1977, when he helped Dan Flavin with a fluorescent light installation along a staircase in the Upper East Side residence of Heiner Friedrich and Philippa de Menil. After completing a New York loft for artist Richard Serra in 1989, Gluckman designed a house for him in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, a warehouse in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and a new studio on Long Island (2003). In addition, he has completed houses and studios for artists Chuck Close (in Water Mill, New York), Francesco Clemente, Don Gummer, Ellsworth Kelly (in Spencertown, New York) and Louise Lawler.[4] In 1999, he devised the 25,000-square-foot Chelsea location for Gagosian Gallery in which Serra presented the monumental sculpture, Switch. In 2007, the Yvon Lambert Gallery opened its New York location on West 21st street in a 700sq m space designed by Gluckman in collaboration with Thomas Zoli and Rachel D. Vancelette.

Dana Tang[edit]

Dana Tang joined Richard Gluckman in 1995 and became his partner in 2015. Tang studied architecture at Yale University where she received her Master of Architecture degree.


A monograph of the firm’s work, Framework: Gluckman Mayner Architects, was published by The Monacelli Press (New York) in 2009. A monograph of the firm’s earlier work, entitled Space Framed: Richard Gluckman Architect, was published by The Monacelli Press in 2000.

Gluckman Tang Architects has won a number of American Institute of Architects awards including in 2007 a Design Award for Architecture (NYS AIA Chapter), the Honor Award for Excellence in Architecture (AIA College Committee) and in 2008 an Honor Award and a Building Type Award (NYS AIA Chapter). While most of the design projects of the firm have been in an urban setting, its unique minimalist sensibility has also been on exhibit in more natural settings, such as that of the Mii amo Spa at the Enchantment Resort in Sedona, AZ.

Mii amo Spa designed by Gluckman Mayner Architects, Sedona Arizona, adjacent to US National Park

In 2005, Richard Gluckman was presented with a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum.[5]

Selected projects[edit]