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MoMA (Museum of Modern Art)
New York, NY (1999 - 2006)

Stephen Rustow was invited by KPF to lead the American team with responsibility for all phases of the project from design development through construction. A full reorganization and major expansion of the museum totaling 650,000 square feet of new construction and renovation, the project included 5 stories of new gallery space for the museum’s collections around a sky-lit Atrium with new public entrances, a complete restoration of the museum’s original 1939 building and integral reconstruction of the its celebrated sculpture garden, completed in 2004. The Education Wing, comprising 60,000 square feet and completed 2 years later, included four departmental study centers, MoMA’s Library and Archives, a 120-seat auditorium, a 50-seat screening room, and all of the Museum’s educational programs. Total construction budget for both phases was $242,000,000.

Mr. Rustow oversaw the construction of the new galleries for MoMA’s collections and worked closely with the lighting consultants to develop a new and highly flexible system now used throughout the museum. He was the designer in charge of the detailing of the renovated garden – MoMA’s outdoor sculpture gallery – and of the placement of several major pieces from the collection throughout the public spaces of the new building. Mr. Rustow led the team on the re-programming and subsequent design of the Education Wing and, as a principal of Museoplan, consulting to KPF, saw the project through completion of construction.

with Taniguchi Associates and KPF.

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