Established by Annabelle Selldorf in 1988, Selldorf Architects has worked on public and private projects that range from museums and libraries to a recycling facility; and at scales ranging from the construction of new buildings to the restoration of historic interiors and furniture design. The firm’s design approach engages a critical process that eliminates the unnecessary and proposes clear, succinct solutions in which all elements—from broad concept to delicate detail—coexist in a carefully considered balance. The firm has particular expertise in the specific demands of cultural and art-related projects, with significant experience in gallery, exhibition and studio spaces, as well as museums, art foundations, and collectors’ homes.
Along with the Clark, the firm’s clients include cultural institutions and private foundations, such as New York University’s Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and the Neue Galerie New York: Museum for German and Austrian Art in Manhattan. In addition, the firm has designed internationally known galleries such as the Hauser & Wirth Galleries in London, New York, and Zurich; and the Gladstone, Michael Werner, David Zwirner, and Acquavella Galleries in Manhattan. Other recent work includes two new condominium buildings in New York City; flagship stores for Abercrombie & Fitch throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia; and the Villas at Amangiri in Utah, part of the Amanresorts Collection.
Currently Selldorf Architects is renovating gallery space for Haunch of Venison in London and New York. Also in London, the firm is designing the new Frieze Masters Art Fair, which will launch in October 2012. Opening as well in the fall of 2012 is a new 25,000-square-foot ground-up building for David Zwirner in Chelsea which will be the first LEED certified commercial gallery in the United States.
Annabelle Selldorf is the principal of Selldorf Architects, New York, New York. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute in New York, and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, and President of the Board of the Architectural League of New York. She also serves on the Boards of the Design Trust for Public Space and the Chinati Foundation.