Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design US University Art Department

17 April 2011 (Last Updated April 17th, 2011 18:30)

Architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been selected to design the new art and art history department at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, US. The new Burton and Deedee McMurtry Building will have an area of 8,300m² and will be located next to the Cantor Arts

Architecture firm Diller Scofidio + Renfro has been selected to design the new art and art history department at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, US.

The new Burton and Deedee McMurtry Building will have an area of 8,300m² and will be located next to the Cantor Arts Center.

The new building will house studios, screening rooms, gallery spaces, classrooms, the art and architecture library, and a gallery for displaying student work.

The building will be designed considering various space needs and logistical issues regarding the site and existing structure.

Portland-based Boora Architects is the executive architect for the project.

Construction is expected to begin in 2012.