Conversations in Context invited leaders from creative fields to reflect on the site’s past, present, and future, and to contribute their perspectives on the Glass House and its significance to contemporary debates.
Annabelle Selldorf is the Principal of Selldorf Architects, a New York-based architecture firm with an international reputation for work that is sensitive to context and program, thoughtful in execution, and timeless. Ms. Selldorf is recognized for her expertise in the specific demands of cultural projects with notable designs including the award-wining Neue Galerie New York; the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute; and numerous gallery and exhibition spaces for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, Michael Werner, and the Gladstone Gallery among others. In 2006, she completed the interior architecture for the Urban Glass House, a condominium building in Manhattan that was Philip Johnson’s final residential project. Born and raised in Germany, Ms. Selldorf first came to the United States to study architecture and received degrees from Pratt Institute and Syracuse University. Ms. Selldorf is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and President of the Board of the Architectural League of New York. She also serves on the Board of the Chinati Foundation. Photo by Dean Kaufman.
The 2013 season of Conversations in Context was generously supported by Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope®
Additional support was kindly provided by Nat and Lucy Day.