The Richard Meier Model Museum has been designed and curated by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier, and it includes a large model exhibition area, a sculpture exhibition area, an archive and a library that is open to students and scholars.
The space occupies 15,000-square feet and features architectural projects from the 1960’s to the present, sculptures and collages by Richard Meier, and 1,000 books and magazines from Richard Meier’s personal library. Most prominent in the museum are large scale presentation models and study models of the Getty Center in Los Angeles, an institution widely regarded as Mr. Meier’s most ambitious project and one that required fifteen years to complete.
Some of the iconic projects exhibited on the space include the Smith House, the Neugebauer Residence and the High Museum of Art. Other projects on view are well-known architectural projects such as the Perry Street Towers, the Ara Pacis Museum, and the recently completed Arp Museum in Germany. In addition, some unbuilt competition proposals for the World Trade Center Memorial, the New York Avery Fisher Fall, and the Bibliothèque Nationale de France.
Visitors to the space will have an opportunity to study Richard Meier & Partners Architects complex design process seeing prominent buildings and projects from the Firm’s entire work history. Richard Meier has over the years developed his own distinctive and dynamic style of architecture to become one of America’s most influential and widely emulated architects. His work celebrates natural light and space in response to the environs in which it stands, thereby creating sublime space of aesthetic illumination and enlightened cultural values.
Tours of the gallery are open by appointment only and the museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Appointments can be made through Richard Meier & Partners Architects: firstname.lastname@example.org