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Colla b o r a t i v e D e s i g n Ennead completes major Yale University Art Gallery expansion and renovation A $135-million renovation and expansion at the Yale University Art Gallery—the oldest and one of the most prestigious university art museums in the United States—will be complete in December. Led by Duncan Hazard and Richard Olcott, partners at award-winning Ennead Architects, the ambitious project combines spaces from three adjacent campus buildings of different eras into a single, seamless museum that still preserves the iconic architecture of each. The three buildings, previous homes to the gallery, include the 1866 Street Hall designed by Peter Bonnett; the 1928 Old Yale Art Gallery by Egerton Swartwout; and the 1953 modernist structure designed by the legendary Louis Kahn. While maintaining the architectural identity of each, Ennead has transformed and connected the buildings to increase gallery space from 40,266 square feet to 69,975. Though parts of the gallery remained open throughout the 14-year expansion, the newly renovated museum will open in its entirety with a ribbon cutting on December 12. “The reinstallation of the gallery is a stunning testament to the transformation that this project has achieved,” says Jock Reynolds, the gallery director. “The new galleries are superb places for viewing art, providing space for generous installations in which recently acquired works enable new perspectives on longtime favorites.” The gallery’s collection to date numbers 200,000 objects ranging from antiquities to present day art. —SHEILA KIM Your Vision Our Execution U n p aralleled Flexibil it y Arnold Reception Desks, Inc. ardesk.com 800.306.0076 Made in USA RECEPTION DESKS / WOOD WORKSTATIONS / COURTROOM FURNITURE / LOBBY DESKS a view of the renovated european art galleries at yale university art gallery. select no. 161 at contractdesign.com/readerservice contractdesign.com november 2012 photography: © elizabeth Felicella, 2012 industry news http://www.ardesk.com http://www.ardesk.com http://www.ContractDesign.com/readerservice http://www.contractdesign.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Contract - November 2012

Contract - November 2012
Contents
Editorial
Industry News
Product Focus: Getting Crafty
Product Briefs: Seating and Carpet
HyundaiCard Air Lounge
Orla Kiely
Vintry Fine Wines
Louis Vuitton Selfridges
Diptych Leadenhall Market and Bleecker Street
Camper Granada
Practice: The Future in Technology and Experiential Interiors
Designers Select: Tables and Casegoods
Sources
Ad Index
Small Project: A Lighting Installation Emphasizes Decadence in a Brussels

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