Brooklyn Museum Great Hall

Ennead Architects; Robert Silman Associates; Jaros Baum & Bolles

Award: Brooklyn Museum Shop: Retail Excellence Award, Gift and Decoratie Accessories Magazine, 2012

This historic museum’s major renovation was designed in multiple phases under Ann’s leadership as Vice Director for Planning and Architecture and included new gallery spaces, new mechanical infrastructure and a new shop, café and restaurant. Westerman Construction was hired to renovate 17,000 SF of those gallery spaces.

Treasures Exhibition at the New York Public Library

Mecanno/Beyer Blinder Belle; Kohler Ronan; Pure + Applied; Goppion Museum Workshop

Opened in the Fall of 2021, The Polonsky Exhibition of the New York Public Library’s Treasures, located in the Fifth Avenue Building’s Gottesman Hall is a permanent exhibition displaying the most significant books, manuscripts, maps, graphic works, and artifacts of the Library’s Research holdings.

The Cloisters Preservation Project

Walter B. Melvin Architects, Einhorn Yaffee Prescott, Eastman Architects

From 1998 to 2004 a series of projects were completed under our leadership. After a Master Plan was developed, a series of critical projects were executed, addressing a variety of needs at the Cloisters Museum, a unique and revered museum of medieval art  built in the 1930s. These included major façade and roof renovations, The Sherman Fairchild Conservation Lab, the San Guilhem Cloister Renovation, and the Renovation of the Early Gothic Hall windows, among others.

Brooklyn Museum Beaux Arts Court Renovation

Ennead Architects; Robert Silman Associates; Jaros Baum & Bolles

The Brooklyn Museum’s Beaux Arts Court is a gallery, special events venue, and the location of Target First Saturdays, the Museum’s popular monthly program of free art and entertainment.

The glass block floor of the Court had been seriously damaged by years of wear. Rather than embarking on a difficult demolition project, the existing floor was retained, while a new terrazzo and structural glass floor was built above the existing.   The block allows radiant light from the Hall to suffuse the floor of the Beaux-Arts Court, while permitting light from the Court to filter through to the Great Hall Galleries, below.

Macomb’s Bridge Library Renovation

Michielli & Wyetzner Architects; Goldman Copeland; Engineering Group Associates (Photograph by Alexander Severin)

Awards: DoCoMomo Merit Award, 2021; NYS AIA Citation, NYC AIA Interior Merit Award, 2020

The New York Public Library moved its smallest branch to a new location in the Harlem River Houses, providing more space for programs and classes, an adult reading room, and dedicated community space in this historic housing project.