New York, New York
As Architect for the renovation and redesign of El Museo Del Barrio, our firm provided master planning, programming, conceptual design, design development, and construction administration services for The City of New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) in order to transform a 1920’s institutional building into a vibrant public space and community magnet. The project was funded through The City of New York Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) and required approval from the Arts Commission. Our work resulted in a 25,000 sf renovation on a 60,000 sf site, completed in 2009. The site is located at the north end of New York City’s famed Fifth Avenue Museum Mile.
Located in the existing Heckscher Building on the western edge of Harlem’s Puerto Rican barrio, the El Museo courtyard faces the beloved Central Park Conservancy Gardens. El Museo Del Barrio’s primary public face and spaces occur on Fifth Avenue, while the “barrio” from which it originates is still strong and active to the northeast and south.