With the Gwathmey Siegel addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright building already underway, the Guggenheim Museum required further administrative space to accommodate its expanding staff.
Residual below-grade space excavated between the curves of the Wright building and the edge of Fifth Avenue yielded 10,000 sq. ft. of additional on-site space. We developed a mix of natural and artificial light to provide a varied and ambient illumination similar to that of the Wright building with its diffuse light and modulated sky-lit surfaces. The administrative offices were designed to complement and extend Wright’s sensory and spiritual promenade within the context of a fully efficient and contemporary facility.