MoMA PS1 South Galleries
MoMA PS1 is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit contemporary art institutions in the United States. It is an exhibition space rather than a collecting institution, devoting its energy and resources to displaying experimental art. The building that houses MoMA PS1 was built in 1885 as Long Island City’s Public School #1, and has been incrementally renovated over time to become a preeminent artspace.
Our brief for this commission was to renovate the four floors of galleries within the south wing of MoMA PS1, in particular to provide museum grade climate control and humidification, which will allow an expansion of the range of shows and art that can be shown within these galleries. Major structural and physical renovations of the 127 year old structure had to be performed in order to weave sophisticated modern systems into the spaces without evidence or compromise to the spaces.