Plans unveiled for SFMOMA Expansion

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What do you think?

Posted on November 30, 2011 by Suzanne

Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Aerial Southeast Façade; image courtesy Snøhetta

This morning, SFMOMA unveiled new design details of the expanded building project. The expansion, as you likely know by now, is being designed by architectural firm Snøhetta in collaboration with SFMOMA, and this morning Craig Dykers, one of the principals of the firm, talkedSFMOMA staff through a presentation of the new designs. There will be new education spaces, lots of light, and ground-level galleries and orientation spaces that will be free to the public. Craig will be presenting and discussing details of the new design for the first time in public tomorrow evening, in YBCA’s Novellus theater. You’ll also be able to watch his presentation LIVE online,HERE.

Have you got questions for the architects? Don’t miss Rooftop TV: The Future SFMOMA, a special interactive webcast conversation with Craig and some fantastic guests, Friday morning, 11:00 a.m.

Groundbreaking for the expansion is scheduled for summer 2013, with completion of new digs projected for early 2016. Here’s the PRESS RELEASE. There’s more detailed info on our expansion page. And here’s a video!


Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Night Aerial from Howard St.; image courtesy Snøhetta

Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Howard St. entrance; image courtesy Snøhetta

Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion Art Court; image courtesy Snøhetta

Snøhetta, SFMOMA Expansion View from Yerba Buena; image courtesy Snøhetta

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2 comments

  • I was looking at that earlier today. Love it! It makes the existing building look really dated. But frankly, I thought it looked dated when it was first built.

  • I like it, but it looks like its just being crammed into a space between other buildings. Sucks for all those people staying on that side of the W SF.

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