Artist renderings courtesy of Neoscape Inc., 2014
The Frick Collection in New York City has commissioned Davis Brody Bond to renovate and expand its museum and library. The project will respect the 1913-1914 mansion’s neoclassical architecture and previous expansions, matching the scale and design of the original house and the library wing.
Rendering of The Frick Collection plan from Fifth Avenue
“The evolution of the Frick has been marked by a combination of a consistent design vocabulary, high architectural quality, and respectful additions and alterations,” Carl Krebs, a partner at Davis Brody Bond, said in a statement. “Our design speaks to all of these themes.”
Elevation of The Frick Collection plan from 70th Street
Located on the East 70th Street side of the museum, the 42,000-square-foot addition will feature additional galleries and space for Frick’s art reference library, new classrooms, a 220-seat auditorium, an expanded entrance hall, a larger store, updated conservation laboratories, and a rooftop garden terrace.
Rendering of The Frick Collection plan from 70th Street looking West
In addition, the second-floor will open to the public for the first time, as former bedrooms, a study, and breakfast room of the Frick family will transform into galleries accommodating more objects from the permanent collection.
Construction is expected to start in spring 2017, with completion as early as 2020.