New York’s SculptureCenter breaks ground tomorrow on a 2,000-square-foot addition to its building in Long Island City, Queens.
A new one-story lobby will provide ticketing, orientation and visitor services for the nonprofit. The new area will occupy part of the space that is currently a 3,000-square-foot courtyard, which will be trimmed to 1,500 square feet and will be enclosed to accommodate outdoor exhibitions and events.
The renovation, by New York architect Andrew Berman, will provide slightly more exhibition space, increasing to 6,500 square feet SculptureCenter’s current capacity of 6,000. The expansion is expected to be complete by fall 2014. SculptureCenter will remain open during the construction, with some modifications to its public hours, according to a press release.
The renovation includes an elevator to access the lower level, bringing the building into compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Behind-the-scenes facilities will also be upgraded, including electrical and mechanical systems and office spaces.