Plans to replace the home of Harlem’s Studio Museum with a new six-story building at 144 West 125th Street are now moving forward.
YIMBY reports that plans have been filed to construct the new David Adjaye-designed headquarters, which will replace the existing structure and increase overall square footage to an impressive 82,000 square feet. The larger space will allow for lecture halls, increased gallery and exhibition space, cafe, shops, and a roof deck.
The project is being paid for through a public-private partnership with the City of New York and has successfully raised $175 million for the first phase of construction. The new building is aiming for LEED Silver certification and has been designed to its design was influenced by the neighborhood’s historic brownstones and surrounding buildings.
Starting January 7, the current building will be closed and the museum will host events and programs from various other cultural institutions until its new home is complete.
Construction is expected to kick off in fall 2018 and wrap up by 2021.