2009 AIA NY Design Award – Architecture Merit Award
The 10-story building was originally designed by Edward Durrell Stone in the 1950s and was home to the American Craft Museum. Redesign of the building included the removal of the exterior 2-inch thick Tuckahoe marble, gut renovation of the concrete flat plate and monolithic exterior shear wall. The building is reclad in a scrim of translucent glass and 22,000 bright terra cotta tiles. Under the redesign, daylight fills the inside of what was once a windowless building.