2015 Nov 05

Michael Kimmelman praises AMNH Design Debut

Plans for the Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City appeared this week in The New York Times. Reed HIlderbrand joined Studio Gang’s team as landscape architect earlier this year, and we have begun the process of public engagement around the design of the $325M project and its effect on Theodore Roosevelt Park.

The New York Times’s architecture critic, Michael Kimmelman, praised the expansion: “It bids to be the city’s next architectural spectacle.” Kimmelman acknowledged the real need for the Gilder Center to support the Museum’s growing mission in this century and endorsed the forbearance in the site’s design: “What the center doesn’t do is occupy nearly as much parkland as critics feared.”