Somedays we are able to take a moment and appreciate how lucky we are to do what we love. Projects like the renovation of the National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) give us pause.
This month we gathered women representing the owner / design / construction team for a photograph. NMWA is the first museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women in the arts. As a woman owned firm, we are proud to lead the design team. The renovation of this majestic 95,000 square foot building will expand and improve gallery space and education space. One result will be a learning commons where visitors can view, be informed about, and encouraged to create art. Retail, café, offices and general areas will also be improved.
The team redesigned venues for gatherings that include the iconic Great Hall and the Performance Hall. All systems will be upgraded as well as all back-of-house services essential to a twenty-first century museum.
We recognize that this would not be possible without NMWA’s visionary founder Wilhelmina Cole Holliday and her husband Wallace. Together, with the dedicated Board of Trustees and generous donors, NMWA was created and continues to thrive.
SVA is grateful to the women pictured below, along with many others not gathered, whose dedication and hard work are making this project successful.
With Dean of Libraries Patricia Steele, Dean of Architecture David Cronrath, and Anthropologist Nancy Fried Foster, Sandra Vicchio served as co-author of this book documenting student work at the University of Maryland College Park as they reimagined McKeldin Library.
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Senator Barbara A. Mikulski donated and loaned important artifacts and papers to the Enoch Pratt Free Library upon her retirement from Congress. Sandra Vicchio & Associates led multiple consultants in the effort to catalog, move, store, plan, design and fit-out this special room as part of Pratt’s Central Renovation (Wendy Jessup & Associates, Flux Studio, Susan Perrin Art Consulting) all under the watchful eye of Senator Mikulski. Make sure you take the virtual tour (Coyle Studio) by clicking the red link, and don’t miss the “Talking Mikulski” (Xibitz). Click here to see the room.
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