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WEISS/MANFREDI Shortlisted to Reimagine the Dallas Museum of Art

WEISS/MANFREDI is honored to be one of six notable architecture firms shortlisted to reimagine the Dallas Museum of Art. Located at the heart of the rapidly growing and diversifying Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area, the Dallas Museum of Art houses a collection of 26,500 artworks spanning 5,000 years of creative history. As the 120-year-old founding institution of the Dallas Arts District, the largest in the United States, the Dallas Museum of Art is key to the region’s cultural and creative identity. The international design competition calls for an expansion of the storied 1984 building by Edward Larrabee Barnes, as well as its integration—architectural, infrastructural, and social—into the landscape of downtown Dallas. Emphasis will be placed on strengthening community connections, expanding gallery and education spaces, and creating an environment welcoming to all. 

WEISS/MANFREDI is joined by a team of world-class consultants: landscape architect Hood Design Studio, exhibition designer WeShouldDoItAll, cultural strategist DVDL, structural engineer Thornton Tomasetti, Jaros, Baum & Bolles for MEP/FP engineering, and Atelier Ten for sustainability. Fellow international firms shortlisted in this competition include David Chipperfield Architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Johnston Marklee, Michael Maltzan Architecture, and Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos. Shortlisted schematic designs will be exhibited on the competition website in early July, in tandem with a public exhibition at the Museum, where community feedback will be solicited. The winning firm will be announced in August 2023. 

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