Thomas Wensing

Thomas Wensing

New York, NY, US


Menil Drawing Institute

he Menil Drawing Institute and Study Center will be the first of its kind: an institution solely dedicated to research, preservation and exhibition of modern drawings. A three storey building that distributes the program according to functional and lighting requirements is proposed. Its character and setting will be in harmony with the neighbourhood of pavilions set in parkland.
The volume of the MDISC is sitting on a plinth and is primarily composed of three elements: a sculpted box, an arcade of thin columns, and a screen of glass at the upper level.

I was part of a larger design team as architect.

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Status: Competition Entry
Location: Houston, TX, US
My Role: Architect
Additional Credits: David Chipperfield Architects