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Client: Buro Koray Duman

Owner: Noguchi Museum

Project Value: $3,500,000

Project Duration: 10/2017 - 12/2019

Services Provided: Conceptual Estimates, Schematic Design Estimate, Design Development Estimate, Construction Documents Estimate, Bid Analysis

Noguchi Storage Facility

New York, NY

Ellana was retained by BKD to provide estimating services for this 5,600-sf project from conceptual thru all the way to bidding. The site of the new Art and Archive Building is adjacent to Noguchi’s original studio: a one-story brick manufacturing building with clerestory windows on all sides that sits across from the Museum. The Noguchi Museum and its garden is a much beloved cultural space and the proposal needed to respect the existing complex and its relationship to Noguchi’s studio.

The design extends the brick wall of the studio to the new site with the new building nesting behind it. An important feature of the existing studio - the clerestory ribbon window - presents a reference height for the opening at the new building’s archive area, providing indirect light from the north.