Chihuly Gallery

This gallery and exhibition space was created and designed for the display of the glass works of Dale Chihuly. The strength of this interior intervention comes from the interwoven collaboration of the artist and the architect to create an experiential sequence that emphasizes the artist’s “dreamlike” creations. The collaboration began with the shared affinity to the works of Italian architect and glass artist Carlo Scarpa which became a common thread and catalyst for the materiality and presentation strategies of the new gallery. With this shared strategy and interesting mind, an important relationship was borne out of the art and architectural detailing, in which each art piece and the architecture surrounding it were both equally significant and necessary. Neither the art nor the architecture each alone could create such an ephemeral experience—it was only through the symbiotic relationship of the two could the experience be fully realized.