2017 Paul Mellon Lecture

The Life and Art of Historic Buildings

Photo of Luma Arles: Herve Hote, courtesy Selldorf Architects

Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects, which she founded in New York City in 1988. Cultural and institutional clients include The Frick Collection, The Clark Art Institute, Neue Galerie New York, Brown University, and the Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility on the Brooklyn waterfront. In addition, the firm has designed numerous galleries for David Zwirner and Hauser & Wirth amongst others and exhibitions for Gagosian, the Whitney Museum and the Venice Art Biennale. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and serves on the Board of the Architectural League of New York, the Chinati Foundation, and the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2016, she received the AIA New York Medal of Honor, and she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2017, three years after receiving the organization’s prestigious Award in Architecture.

Photo of Luma Arles: Herve Hote. Courtesy Selldorf Architects