Join us for a one-hour tour of The Frick Collection’s temporary home in Marcel Breuer’s brutalist design while the permanent home of the museum and library undergoes a renovation and enhancement. The tour will be led by Carolyn Straub, Sara Lopergolo, and Oliver Link. Content will include tour of exhibition floors and discussion about the layouts and the integration of the Frick’s collection within the Brutalist building, as well as the collaboration process between the curators, Selldorf Architects, and the lighting designers.
Oliver Link, RA, Partner, Selldorf Architects
Sara Lopergolo, FAIA, Partner, Selldorf Architects
Carolyn Straub, AIA, LEED AP, Associate Director for Capital Projects, The Frick Collection
About the Speakers:
Oliver Link joined Selldorf Architects in 2011 and was made an Associate Partner in 2020 and Partner in 2022. With over 20 years of experience, he is currently the Design Partner on the expansion and enhancement of The Frick Collection, and Partner-in-Charge of a 735,000 sf ground-up residential tower in Brooklyn. Link worked on the expansion and revitalization of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego and the Mwabwindo School in Zambia, a pro-bono project built collaboratively with local community members. He has managed several of the firm’s museum and art-related projects including Le Stanze del Vetro in Venice, and galleries in London, Paris and New York for Michael Werner, Gagosian and Christie’s, amongst others. Link has also worked on numerous retail projects and private residential, including the Harkness Mansion in New York City. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cape Town in South Africa and worked in the United Kingdom, Brazil, and South Africa prior to joining Selldorf.
Sara Lopergolo is a Partner at Selldorf Architects, a 70-person architectural design practice founded by Annabelle Selldorf in New York City in 1988. The firm creates public and private spaces that manifest a clear and modern sensibility to enduring impact. Ms. Lopergolo is a member of the College of Fellows (FAIA), a licensed architect with three decades of experience and has been with Selldorf Architects for over 20 years. She has worked on many of the firm’s major projects including large-scale new construction and cultural facilities. Lopergolo is currently the Partner-in-Charge for the expansion and enhancement of The Frick Collection, and for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden modernization. She has significant experience with ground-up construction having served as Partner-in-Charge on large-scale projects such as the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility in Brooklyn, the Mwabwindo School, and the 19-story residential condominium at 200 Eleventh Avenue. Lopergolo has completed galleries for David Zwirner, Hauser & Wirth, and Barbara Gladstone amongst others. She received a Bachelor of Architecture from Syracuse University, and has studied and worked in England, Italy, and Japan. Lopergolo is currently Chair of Open House New York and the Advisory Board of Syracuse University School of Architecture.
Carolyn Straub joined The Frick Collection as their Associate Director for Capital Projects in 2017 where she is currently managing their major renovation and enhancement construction project, the first in the museum’s 85-year history. She earned her undergraduate degree in Architecture from Princeton University and her Masters in Architecture from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Before joining the Frick, Straub was an Associate Partner at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects where she worked for over 17 years, specializing in institutional and museum planning, renovation, and new construction projects. Major projects included The Metropolitan Museum of Art Master Plan, Met Breuer, Toledo Museum of Art Master Plan, Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, Belgium, Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville, KY and the High Line Maintenance & Operations Facility.
AIANY Interiors Committee; AIANY Cultural Facilities Committee