Spaces for Art: Annabelle Selldorf and Cathleen McGuigan in Dialogue

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Pratt Manhattan Center | 144 W 14th St

Location: Pratt Manhattan Center, 144 West 14th Street, Room 213

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies at Pratt Institute is proud to participate in Archtober, the sixth annual month-long festival of architecture activities, programs and exhibitions taking place during the month of October by presenting a dialogue between architect Annabelle Selldorf and Cathleen McGuigan, Editor-in-chief of Architectural Record.

Ms. McGuigan will interview Ms. Selldorf about her career and the pleasures and challenges of designing spaces in which to view art.


Pratt students with valid ID: FREE
General Public: $10

About the Speakers:

Cathleen McGuigan is Editor-in-chief of Architectural Record, the nation’s leading architecture publication for 125 years. Under her leadership, Record has won numerous awards for journalistic excellence. A former architecture critic and arts editor of Newsweek magazine, McGuigan holds a BA from Brown University and was a Loeb Fellow at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard. She has taught at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and has been a Poynter Fellow at Yale. She sits on the boards of the Skyscraper Museum and the Center for Architecture in New York.

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects, a 65-person architectural design practice that she founded in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Since its inception, the firm’s guiding principles have been deeply rooted in humanism. At every scale and for every condition, Selldorf Architects designs for the individual experience. As a result, its work is brought to life—and made complete—by those who use it. The firm’s clients include cultural institutions and universities such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, and Brown University. They recently completed Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront, which is the largest facility of its kind in the United States. In addition, the firm has created numerous galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Gladstone Gallery among others, and designed exhibitions for the Whitney Museum, Gagosian Gallery, Frieze Masters, and the Venice Art Biennale.

Born and raised in Germany, Ms. Selldorf came to the United States to study architecture and received degrees from Pratt Institute and Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York and the Chinati Foundation. In 2014, she was the recipient of the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ Award in Architecture and in April 2016 received the Medal of Honor from the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. Selldorf Architects’ new monograph on the practice, "Selldorf Architects: Portfolio and Projects," was published by Phaidon Press in the Spring of 2016.