The museum is not a singular or path-breaking work of architecture; its design goals have more to do with manipulating light and shadow and with physical substance [...]
Yet taken as a whole the museum offers a range of encouraging signs about the priorities of architecture’s up-and-coming generation. These include a genuine interest in shifting definitions of public space in a digital age and — most important of all — a preference for measured and layered effects over operatic ones. — Christopher Hawthorne - latimes.com
UC Davis' new Jan Shrem and Maria Manetti Shrem Museum of art opened in November, and will function as a teaching museum with spaces for studios, galleries, and classrooms, including a courtyard for performances and installations.According to Hawthorne, SO-IL's design (done in collaboration Karl...
UC Davis today announced that it has selected an emerging New York-based design firm, SO – IL, to design the campus’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... — news.ucdavis.edu
The new museum advances the way museums and architecture are approached in the 21st century. 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...
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. — bizjournals.com
The teams competing to build the museum are: Contractor: Kitchell; design architect: WORKac; executive architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky Contractor: Oliver and Co.; design architect: Henning Larsen Architects; executive architect: Gould Evans Contractor: Whiting-Turner; design architect: SO...
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