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Menil Collection Houston

Drawing Institute + Master Site Plan: Texas Building, USA, designs by various architects

Jun 11, 2012

Menil Collection Winning Architect

Location: Houston, Texas, USA

Menil Collection Building

Johnston Marklee from Los Angeles has won the competition for the design of the museum’s new building.

Apr 18, 2012
Menil Collection shortlists four architects

Josef Helfenstein, the director of the Menil Drawing Institute, has announced that four architecture practices have been shortlisted for the design of the museum’s new building.

Menil Drawing institute Building shortlist:

– SANAA from Tokyo
– David Chipperfield Architects from London
– Tatiana Bilbao from Mexico
– Johnston Marklee from Los Angeles

Each of them are to submit a project which will selected at the beginning of June 2012.

In February 2008, the Menil Collection built the Menil Drawing Institute and Study Centre, dedicated to the exhibition and study of drawing. Under the direction of Bernice Rose, the institute aims to gather a collection of works representative of contemporary and modern drawing, above all works dating from 20th century to today.

Drawing has always been a significant part of the Menil’s work. The first work that John de Menil bought was a watercolour by Cézanne, which he acquired during a business trip in 1945. This was soon followed by the purchase of works by other prestigious artists such as Pablo Picasso, Paul Klee, Max Ernst, and René Magritte. Today, the institute houses 1,200 works.

This collection is to be housed in a separate building on the Menil campus. Its major aim is to open up modern drawing to the public.

Menil Drawing institute Building information from Art Media Agency


David Chipperfield

Tatiana Bilbao

27 Jan 2009

Menil Collection, Houston

David Chipperfield Architects to design Master Site Plan for the Menil Collection, Houston, Texas

David Chipperfield Architects has been selected to design the Master Site Plan for the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas.

One of several concepts under consideration:
Menil Collection Houston, Texas Building
image : David Chipperfield Architects

Dedicated to exhibiting and preserving the art collection of Houston philanthropists John and Dominique de Menil, the Menil Collection is widely recognized for its depth and diversity.

David Chipperfield Architects’ proposals for the future development of the museum campus suggest the placement of additional facilities – including galleries, a drawing institute, an auditorium, a café, bookshop, and archives – and green space within the existing site.

Menil Collection Houston image / information from David Chipperfield Architects

Address: 1515 Sul Ross Street, Houston, TX, United States

Contact: +1 713-525-9400

David Chipperfield Architect – Master Site Plan designers / architects

American Designs by David Chipperfield Architects

Also by David Chipperfield Architects in USA:

Saint Louis Art Museum Expansion, Missouri
Saint Louis Art Museum
image © Imaging Atelier 2007
Saint Louis Art Museum

Texas Architecture Designs

Houston Buildings

Texas Architecture

Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Steven Holl Architects Selected for Expansion
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
photograph © MFAH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston

The Master Site Plan design for this site was by David Chipperfield Architect

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Houston Ballet
Design: Gensler
Houston Ballet
image : Gensler
Houston Ballet

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas
Design: Morphosis
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
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Perot Museum of Nature & Science

Houston House

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