We converted this auto repair garage in the heart of the Chelsea art gallery district into a 5,000 sq. ft. gallery with a 1,000 sq. ft. steel mezzanine for staff. The main exhibition room, one of four separate gallery spaces, features 20-foot high ceilings and large, new skylights. We replaced the original roll-up garage doors with a street façade of full-height walnut doors and wall panels.
In close consultation with the gallery owners, we selectively maintained existing skylight openings and relocated others to maximize natural light. The art exhibition spaces are carefully configured and proportioned, each with a distinctive sense of volume based on ceiling height.