Dia Art Foundation, Beacon, NY
Dia:Beacon is the award-winning conversion of a former Nabisco box-factory, situated along the Hudson River, into a museum for Dia Art Foundation’s
renowned permanent collection. The project works to create a powerful, yet discrete, context for painting, sculpture and landscape by optimizing natural light and minimizing the use of material resources. Balancing the needs of individual artworks with the strength of the exposed building structure and large factory floor plates, the design team carefully calibrated new interior insertions to create a restrained architecture that firmly embraces the artworks and visitors without overwhelming either.
The former administrative wing houses a bookstore, café, educational media facilities, and offices. Working together with artist, Robert Irwin, the design team additionally developed a new entry passage, site circulation, parking and landscape for the museum’s exterior surrounds.
OpenOffice in collaboration with Robert Irwin
OpenOffice arts+architecture collaborative
Alan Koch, Lyn Rice, Galia Solomonoff, Linda Taalman, principals-in-charge
Lyn Rice, architect-of-record
Jay Hindmarsh, team leader
Astrid Lipka, Leif Halverson, Howard Chu, Martin Hagel, Damen Hamilton, Anoo Raman, Alisa Andrasek, Ava Hamilton, project team
Master Plan + Landscape
Ross Dalland, PE
T.M. Depuy Civil Engineering