Sage and Coombe recently completed a three-phase, publicly-funded project for the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens. Asked to rethink and renovate the original two buildings occupied by the museum, Sage and Coombe was responsible for the design of a new entry pavilion with a museum-standard acclimatized gallery above; the redesign and restoration of other gallery spaces, museum café, bookshop, multipurpose space, and sculpture storage. The project included a comprehensive reconfiguration of the museum’s building systems that required replacing the entire building envelope, introducing a building management system, and addressing code compliance, accessibility, dewatering, and structural stability. A final phase of work focused on the complete reconstruction of the historic sculpture garden, including its lighting and enclosure.
- The Noguchi Museum
- 38,000 sq. ft.
- Queens, NY
Architect’s Newspaper, New York Times, Architecture
2016 AIA Brooklyn + Queens Design Merit Award
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