Images: Storm King Art Center
Photo: Storm King Art Center, all works by Mark di Suvero
Widely celebrated as the world’s leading sculpture park, Storm King is home to a collection of more than one hundred carefully sited sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. Looking to create an unparalleled visitor experience, increase on-site opportunities for artists, and ensure a sustainable future for their spectacular five hundred acre setting in lower Hudson Valley, Storm King Art Center enlisted the guidance of Dovetail Design Strategists.
With a deep understanding of the relationship between art and landscape, Dovetail launched an invited competition seeking a distinctive architecture and landscape team to design a new Welcome Sequence with consolidated parking, accessible amenities, and state-of-the-art Conservation, Fabrication, and Maintenance Buildings; the vision was a holistic approach to landscape stewardship and environmental stability that will secure this unique outdoor museum for decades to come.
Working closely with Storm King’s Board of Trustees and Senior Leadership, Dovetail structured a three-phase international design competition for this $45 million capital project. Dovetail introduced Storm King to architects not yet on their radar and led the institution on to select the winning team of Dublin-based heneghan peng architects and UK-based landscape architects Gustafson, Porter + Bowman. Storm King is heneghan peng’s first project in the United States.