Museum of Arts & Design

2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY

Project Details

Completed 2008
54,000 sf
$90 million

Allied Works architecture

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.