NADAAA to Renovate the Met Museum’s ANEC Galleries

Posted on February 9th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: _The Met, Press, Things We Like

Rendering by NADAAA, courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art

NADAAA is pleased to announce our work with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to redesign their Ancient Near East and Cypriot galleries. NADAAA is working in collaboration with Moody Nolan on the $40 million, 15,000 square foot project. Our team is working closely with Museum construction leadership and curators Kim Benzel and Seán Hemingway to develop the design.

“At The Met, architecture serves as the cultural armature for the display of art. Nader Tehrani and NADAAA’s contemporary approach to materials such as clay and metal—which are foundational to the world views of both ancient West Asia and Cyprus—and their partnership with Moody Nolan, a firm renowned for their work with peer institutions and marginalized communities, make this team ideally suited for this complex project.”

-Jhaelen Hernandez-Eli, Head of Construction at The Met

“It’s an honor to be selected for this project, which will address the need for more diverse narratives in the displays of art from the Ancient Near East and Mediterranean regions. In bringing disparate layers of the Museum’s architectural history into dialogue, the proposed design hopes to bring the formal, spatial, and material properties of these galleries into alignment with The Museum’s mission. By working in collaboration with The Met’s curatorial and construction teams, we’ll be able to recondition these spaces while facilitating the connection between cultures, civilizations, and geographies to tell a whole new story.”

-Nader Tehrani

Read The Met’s Press Release HERE.

Read the New York Times article about the project HERE.

Read Architect’s Newspaper piece HERE.

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NADAAA selected to Reimagine Otis House

Posted on February 4th, 2022 by Nicole Sakr

Posted under: Press, Things We Like

NADAAA is thrilled to announce our collaboration with Historic New England in an exploration of the Otis House Complex. The complex is located in Boston’s West End and is comprised of a 226-year-old mansion designed by Charles Bulfinch and two connected row houses built c. 1840. The original house is a National Historic Landmark and serves as a house museum with the row houses offering support spaces.

historic B&W photo of a building in boston
Otis House in 1911. (Public Works Department photograph collection, Collection 5000.009, City of Boston Archives, Boston/Public Domain)

“We’re excited about NADAAA’s understanding of the context and potential of Otis House, how it could become an exciting, fully civic gateway visitor experience for Historic New England, and play a meaningful role in the vitality of the neighborhood.”

-Vin Cipolla, President and CEO of Historic New England

“Beyond its importance for Boston, Otis House represents something for New England more broadly as it embodies a piece of urban fabric in all its facets: its architecture, interiors, furniture, and artifacts all tell a story that extends the social importance of a dynamic community that is always in a state of transformation. The diversity that is embedded in the site is an important reminder of who we are today, how we interpret our history, and moreover, how we allow this special institution to tell new stories to future generations. We strongly believe that the combination of strategic planning, creative programming, and thoughtful transformations will bring a renewed sense of relevance to this historic jewel.”

-Nader Tehrani

Read Historic New England’s press release HERE and read Architect’s Newspaper article HERE.

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