If the corner of Third and Folsom sounds familiar, it should (and plugged-in people know it’s changing). And if the proposed Mark Dziewulski design for a new Museum of Performance & Design on that corner looks familiar, it should.
Of course that’s assuming you’re familiar with Mark Dziewulski Architect’s proposal for the Triangle Performing Arts Center in Sacramento.
UPDATE: And perhaps the most prescient comment from a plethora of plugged-in readers, “It won’t be built. Diller Scofidio & Renfro won the competition [for the new San Francisco Museum of Performance & Design].”
UPDATE: Or not. According to our conversation with D. Donald Spradlin, Director of External Affairs for the Museum of Performance & Design, four firms remain on the short-list (down from the 17 that responded), the subcommittee responsible for recommending one of the four to the Museum Board has yet to make its pitch, and the Board’s final vote won’t occur until September 11th. Also noted, an option for the site has been secured and the target opening date is 2012.
Our apologies for any confusion and our thanks to the good natured Mr. Spradlin (“…it’s great to see the museum generating so much interest!”). Of course that’s not to say Diller Scofidio & Renfro won’t be the eventual winner, but they aren’t yet.
∙ Wet Weekend Special (And Scoop): The Designs For 680/690 Folsom [SocketSite]
∙ Rendering Reveal: SF’s New Museum of Performance & Design [Curbed]
∙ Mark Dziewulski Architect: Triangle Performing Arts Center, Sacramento [dzarchitect.com]