MoMA ART CONSERVATION LABS
Desgin: Samuel Anderson Architects
Type: Cultural / Academic
Application: Counter & Table Tops
Material Featured: Black Diamond
Architecture: Samuel Anderson Architects
Photographs: © Paul Warchol
MoMA requested a premier facility for its art-conservation department, to be constructed concurrently with its 2004 Expansion. The program included specific requirements for each discipline: paintings, sculpture, photography and works on paper, and conservation science, along with a departmental library and conference room. The fundamental goals included spaces suitable for versatile examinations and treatments, ample natural light, and a scheme fostering intra-departmental interaction and collaboration.
Samuel Anderson Architects specified Richlite for various table and counter tops throughout the MoMA's art conservation labs. Richlite is a perfect work surface because of its durability. This project was designed by Samuel Anderson Architects and the millwork was done by Patersen Geller Spurge.