The David Chipperfield Architects and HarrisonKornberg Architects team was one of six shortlisted for the Reimagining the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) competition, which aims to give the museum’s campus greater physical visibility and transparency and make it more welcoming and accessible to all. All finalists’ proposals are currently on display in a public exhibition at the DMA and online.
The Museum’s project focuses on strengthening the DMA’s work with its communities, creating stronger civic connections, transforming the welcome for visitors with new facilities, and expanding education and gallery space to accommodate important collections – all underpinned by a thorough modernization.
Our team’s design concept originates from a profound sense of respect for the existing DMA campus and a desire to deepen its engagement with the energetic qualities of its immediate urban surroundings. An interpretation of the Museum’s most successful qualities has formed the basis of a culturally and socially responsive, and ecologically responsible approach.
Full team list: David Chipperfield Architects (London, UK) with HarrisonKornberg Architects (Local Architect); James Corner Field Operations (Landscape Architect); Pentagram (Exhibition Design); Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer); Arup (Services and Lighting); and Atelier Ten (Sustainability). The other shortlisted finalists include Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Johnston Marklee, Michael Maltzan Architecture, Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos and Weiss/Manfredi.