David Chipperfield, Diller Scofidio + Renfro among contenders for Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art (Chon Kit Leong/Dreamstime)
Six teams have been shortlisted from 154 entries to a competition to design the modernisation and expansion of the Dallas Museum of Art (DMA).

The six teams in the running are:

  • David Chipperfield Architects with HarrisonKornberg Architects, James Corner Field Operations, Pentagram, Tomasetti, Arup and Atelier Ten
  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Arup, LERA Consulting Structural Engineers and New Affiliates
  • Johnston Marklee with Christ & Gantenbein, MOS Architects, Sam Jacob Studio, Hargreaves Jones, Buro Happold and Walter P Moore
  • Michael Maltzan Architecture with Studio Zewde, Guy Nordenson and Associates, Buro Happold and JSA/​MIXdesign
  • Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos with Atelier Culbert, SWA Group, Arup, Bollinger+Grohmann and PGAL
  • Weiss/Manfredi with Hood Design Studio, WeShouldDoItAll, DVDL, Thornton Tomasetti, Jaros, Baum & Bolles and Atelier Ten.

The project will renovate the museum’s campus to add education and gallery space and make the site more accessible.

The $150-175m expansion will be largely funded by private donations.

Agustín Arteaga, the director of the museum, said: “The teams now have nine weeks to work their magic. In July we will have six possible visions of how the DMA might be transformed. We will showcase these to our communities, supporters, and the wider public, welcoming their feedback.

“Who could not be excited about what lies ahead? Dallas–Fort Worth will soon be the third largest metropolitan area in the US and we are working hard to prepare the museum to be up to the challenge.”

The DMA houses a 26,000 strong collection, including pieces by Degas, Monet and Rothko.

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