Posts Tagged “Snøhetta”

File Under: Pranks, But No, Really, Maybe This Is a Good Idea

04.24.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd, Back Page

Some museum staff were recently relocated to new office digs in preparation for our big expansion. Working late one night and perhaps under the influence of too much fluorescent lighting, I took it upon myself to repurpose this prime office real estate. You know what they say, when life gives you some drab, recently vacated office space, make some ... More

New Views of SFMOMA’s Expansion Designs

02.14.2013  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone. Today SFMOMA is announcing further details of our expansion, and sharing new views of the planned free-to-access gallery on the ground floor, as well as a new double-height “white box” space on the fourth floor, and a vertical garden wall on the sculpture terrace.

From the press release:

“Developed i... More

Proposal for a Museum: Terry Smith, ‘You Can Be a Museum, or Contemporary …’

02.05.2013  |  By
Filed under: Projects/Series

Later this year SFMOMA will close for an expansion planned to last nearly three years. Reflecting on the closure, grupa o.k. asked several friends and colleagues to imagine their own proposals for a museum in San Francisco. Today’s proposal is by Terry Smith.

In the late 1980s, when museums of contemporary art began to be founded throughout the... More

What Do You Think?

11.30.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

This morning, SFMOMA unveiled new design details of the expanded building project. The expansion, as you likely know by now, is being designed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA, and this morning Craig Dykers, one of the principals of the firm, talked SFMOMA staff through a presentation of the new designs. There will b... More

Preliminary Designs for the Expanded SFMOMA

05.25.2011  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd

Snøhetta! The press release is here. Pictures (click for larger view) are here:

You can find out more, and follow details of SFMOMA’s expansion, here.



07.22.2010  |  By
Filed under: Back Page

At the all-staff meeting this morning, just after giving us the news that Snøhetta will build the new museum, SFMOMA director Neal Benezra provided an extra helpful bit of information: keyboard shortcut for typing that funny little Ø.  (ALT+ 0248) Thanks, Neal!

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07.22.2010  |  By
Filed under: 151 3rd


Truly thrilling news. Snøhetta will collaborate with SFMOMA to design our expansion. Take a look at what else they’ve built, or are building, and just think what we might be bringing home to the bay. Absolutely stunning:

The National Opera and Ballet, Oslo:

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The Finalists for SFMOMA’s Expansion Project Have Been Announced.

05.11.2010  |  By
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SFMOMA has selected architecture firms Adjaye Associates, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Foster + Partners, and Snøhetta as finalists in our upcoming expansion project. Normally I leave this kind of announcement safely in the hands of the PR dept, but this kind of thing is my personal obsession, so I include details about each of the four candidate fir... More