A field of six shortlisted candidates to author a comprehensive overhaul of the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA) has been announced by the institution following a call for proposals that was released by London’s Malcolm Reading Consultants in February.
The DMA shares that the competition’s first stage drew some 154 submissions from around the world. Teams were required to employ at least one architect licensed to practice in the state of Texas and were given honorariums totaling $50,000 for their efforts.
The project was enacted to “give greater physical visibility and transparency” to the institution's 39-year-old campus, which is seeking to reposition itself to a broader and more diverse public as its collection expands.
The shortlisted teams are:
- David Chipperfield Architects (London) with HarrisonKornberg Architects (Local Architect); James Corner Field Operations (Landscape Architect); Pentagram (Exhibition Design); Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer); Arup (Services and Lighting); and AtelierTen (Sustainability).
- Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York) with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (Landscape Architect); Arup (MEP, Sustainability and Daylighting Engineer); LERA Consulting Structural Engineers (Structural Engineer); and New Affiliates (Exhibition Design).
- Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles) with Christ & Gantenbein (Museum Specialists); MOS Architects (Public Realm); Sam Jacob Studio (Exhibition Design); Hargreaves Jones (Landscape Architect); Buro Happold (MEP and Sustainability Engineer); and Walter P. Moore with Martinez Moore Engineers (Structural Engineer).
- Michael Maltzan Architecture (Los Angeles) with Studio Zewde (Landscape Architect); Guy Nordenson and Associates (Structural Design Engineer); Buro Happold (MEP Engineer); Atelier Ten (Sustainability); and JSA/MIXdesign (Exhibition Design and Accessibility).
- Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Madrid) with Atelier Culbert (Exhibition Design); SWA Group (Landscape Architect); Arup (MEP, Lighting and Sustainability Engineer); Bollinger+Grohmann (Structural and Facade Engineer); and PGAL (Local Architect).
- Weiss/Manfredi (New York) with Hood Design Studio (Landscape Architect); WeShouldDoItAll (Exhibition Design); David Van Der Leer Design Decisions (Cultural Strategists); Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer); Jaros, Baum & Bolles (MEP/FP Engineer); and Atelier Ten (Sustainability).
Museum director Agustín Arteaga said: “The chosen teams feature luminaries but also smaller, less-known but gifted studios. Each is itself a fascinating collaboration, multi-faceted with diverse aspects and skills. Notably, a significant proportion are led by women. The teams now have nine weeks to work their magic. In July, we will have six possible visions of how the DMA might be transformed. We will showcase these to our communities, supporters, and the wider public, welcoming their feedback. This moment marks a major step towards a new future for the DMA.”
A public forum featuring each of the finalists will be held on Saturday, May 13th.
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