The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum in Harlem

A transformative design for the Studio Museum in Harlem developed a new street identity for this New York City institution and broadened their audience. Rogers Partners turned the 125th Street facade into a glowing beacon, making an adjacent derelict lot into a vibrant public space, and expanded program capabilities. The project engages the street and sidewalk, connecting to the private realm of the galleries and courtyard.

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The museum’s facilities were enhanced with new permanent-collection galleries, an auditorium, a catering facility, a museum shop and support spaces. The renovated facade and entry encourage circulation, tighten security, and bring natural light into below grade spaces. The once empty lot adjoining the museum has become a popular multi-use space where museum supporters and the neighborhood residents gather for events or simply for some quiet time along a busy street. Construction was phased to enable the museum to stay open continuously.