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Top Architects | Selldorf ArchitectsThursday 27 August 2015
ANNABELLE SELLDORF, PRINCIPAL
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects. Born and raised in Germany, she received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, and a Master of Architecture degree from Syracuse University in Florence, Italy. She established her own firm in 1988.
Annabelle points some of her accomplishment to the fact that she was never an employee.
After graduation she succeeded to find small projects she could complete on her own, she has been able to take on striving and interesting projects.
Her projects include the Neu Galerie in New York, the renovation of the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, and the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW).
Background & Realization-Selldorf Architects
The firm has worked on public and private projects that variety from museums and libraries to rebuild facilities, and at scales from the construction of new buildings to the restoration of historic interiors and furniture design.
Their design method involves a critical process that eliminates the gratuitous and proposes clear solutions in which all elements cohabit in a sensibly considered balance.
The firm has developed particular expertise on cultural and art-related projects, with significant experience in gallery, exhibition, and studio spaces; as well as museums, art foundations, and collectors’ homes.
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Versatility and adaptability
Selldorf’s ability to create modern and intimate, architecture and interior design fascinates a devoted clients, particularly artists, gallery owners, and art and antique collectors.
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Annabella practice, however, transcends any niche classification, with projects ranging from a recently completed recycling center in Brooklyn to a drive-in Manhattan high-rise to the exquisite villas at Utah’s Amangiri resort.
Recently, the firm has unveiled a new Manhattan outpost (built to LEED Gold standards) for art dealer David Zwirner, its exterior, lobby, and central stairwell clad in rugged board-formed concrete, smartly accented with teak. And she is currently at work on structures for the forthcoming Parc des Ateliers, an art-and-research center in Arles, France.
200 ELEVENTH AVENUE – NEW YORK, NEW YORK
BROWN UNIVERSITY JOHN HAY LIBRARY- PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND
THE CLARK- WILLIAMSTOWN, MASSACHUSETTS
OAK ROOM & BAR- NEW YORK, NEW YORK
LOFT AT URBAN GLASS HOUSE – NEW YORK, NEW YORK
LOWER MANHATTAN TOWER- NEW YORK, NEW YORK
CHRISTIE’S- NEW YORK, NEW YORK
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