SculptureCenter Renovation and Expansion
Michael Moran / OTTO
Tour Time: 12:00
Andrew Berman Architect
44-19 Purves St. Long Island City,
Andrew Berman Architect designed a new entry building for ticketing and orientation, a bookshop, facilities and vertical circulation in their twentieth century industrial building. This structure serves as the nexus between arrival and the galleries. New space for exhibiting work was formed by bounding exterior space between the new and existing buildings. The galleries in the vault space under the main hall were renovated to become accessible exhibit spaces.
Natural light and robust materials that speak to the existing building and industrial neighborhood were used to extend the distinct atmosphere of SculptureCenter.
Andrew D. Berman is the principal of Andrew Berman Architect PLLC, a New York based practice focused on the realization of unique and finely executed buildings and spaces that was founded in 1995 and has gained recognition through notable projects such as the AIA Center for Architecture, the Writing Studio, FDNY Engine Company 259 Firehouse, MoMA PS1 Entrance Building and Gallery Renovations, The National Opera Center, Stapleton Library and the SculptureCenter. Current projects include a renovation of the Lower East Side Ecology Center, a two-stage theater for the MCC Theater Company, several artists’ studios, as well as residential commissions.
Andrew D. Berman received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 1988 where he was awarded the Takenaka Komuten Traveling Fellowship in Osaka, Japan. In 2010, Andrew received the Emerging Voices Award given by the Architectural League of New York, and in 2014 was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.
Tour Guide: Andrew Berman, FAIA, Principal, Andrew Berman Architect