Sol LeWitt Gallery at MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA


It is rare and refreshing to see a museum architect collaborate with an artist in the design of a gallery for the artist's work. In this case, an abandoned textile mill served as a found object into which the art of Sol LeWitt was inserted. The three-story mill building was kept in its original state and any contemporary elements, such as ductwork and wiring, were concealed, which is reminiscent of Donald Judd's work in Marfa, Texas. As a result, the gritty existing materials form a physical and poetic setting for the sharpness and brilliant color of the artist's work. The jury recognized the restraint the architect displayed in creating these gutsy spaces, not unlike the studios in which LeWitt worked all of his life. Compelling and memorable.

Renovation, 2011

Old - BSA Honor Award Citation in 2011