Archinect - News 2016-12-02T21:30:17-05:00 UC Davis selects SO – IL to design art museum Archinect 2013-05-01T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-10-07T21:17:23-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="325" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>UC Davis today announced that it has selected an emerging New York-based design firm, SO &ndash; IL, to design the campus&rsquo;s planned art museum, envisioned as a regional center of experimentation, participation and learning. The firm will work with team members Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, a prominent architectural firm with offices in San Francisco, Seattle and Pennsylvania, and contractor Whiting-Turner, a national construction firm...</p></em><br /><br /><p> The new museum advances the way museums and architecture are approached in the 21st century.</p> <p> Designed by SO - IL in partnership with Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, and built by Whiting-Turner, the design incorporates a 50,000 square foot steel structure that floats atop a series of interconnected interior and exterior spaces. The gallery space will be 29,000 square feet.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> In describing the building, the architects state:</p> <p> Davis is an ideal setting for a museum that will sow new ways of thinking about the experience of art. The Central Valley breathes a spirit of optimism. Whether one is influenced by the sweeping views over the flat plains beyond to the horizon, or the sense of empowerment one feels when being able to cultivate and grow freely&mdash;the spirit of this place is of invention and imagination. It is precisely this spirit we capture in our architectural proposal for the Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of Art.</p> <p> As an overarching move, the design proposes a 50,000 s...</p> WORKac, Henning Larsen and SO – IL compete to design UC Davis art museum Archinect 2012-12-06T14:00:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:50:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="356" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The university believes this to be the first design-build competition for an art museum in this country. Each team gets four months to design a museum and prepare a bid for the museum.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The teams competing to build the museum are:</p> <ul><li> Contractor: Kitchell; design architect: WORKac; executive architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky</li> <li> Contractor: Oliver and Co.; design architect: Henning Larsen Architects; executive architect: Gould Evans</li> <li> Contractor: Whiting-Turner; design architect: SO &ndash; IL; executive architect: Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</li> </ul>