Building of the Day
Building of the Day: Noguchi Museum Renovation


Center for Architecture

Monday, Oct. 19
1:00pm – 2:00pm


Architect: Isamu Noguchi (1985); renovation by Sage and Coombe Architects

Sage and Coombe worked with the Noguchi Museum in Long Island City, Queens for more than a decade to renovate and modernize the historic building in three phases, affording the museum accessibility, allowing it to remain open year-round, and bringing it to the rigorous standards of contemporary museums – all while maintaining the unique character of the space. The renovation encompassed all areas of the, museum building and garden, with construction on the final phase completed in Spring 2016.

Brett Littman, Director, The Isamu Noguchi Foundation and Garden Museum
Tod Williams, AIA, and Billie Tsien, AIA, Partners, TWBTA
Signe Nielsen, FASLA, Principal, MNLA
Jennifer Sage, FAIA, Peter Coombe, AIA, Founding Partners, Sage and Coombe Architects
Kit Yan, Senior Associate, Sage and Coombe Architects

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