Center for italian modern art
LOCATION: NEW YORK, NY
AREA: 4,000 SF
STATUS: COMPLETED, 2013
The Center for Italian Modern Art is a hybrid space that brings together aspects of a private residence with those of a public gallery. Like the art salons of the nineteenth century, this private foundation gives public access to art in a domestic, non-institutional setting.
We renovated the SoHo loft site, a former rental apartment, to create a flexible layout accommodating public functions like exhibitions, lectures, performances, and films while also providing work space for two part-time scholars and living space for a scholar-in-residence.
CLIENT: Center for Italian Modern Art
OWNER’S REPRESENTATIVE: Tim Dumbleton, James Cooper
DESIGN ARCHITECT: Irina Verona (Principal); Veronica Kan, Chester Dols (team).
LIGHTING DESIGN: Lumescent Systems, LLC
MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Jack Green Associates
CONTRACTOR: Northeast Contracting Group
PHOTOS: Walter Smalling, Jr.