Architecture and interior design firm CetraRuddy has won the 30th annual Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award by the New York Landmarks Conservancy for the conservation of the Fotografiska New York museum.
The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are given to “projects that demonstrate excellence in the restoration, preservation, or adaptive use of historic buildings, streetscapes, and landscapes that preserve commercial, residential, institutional, religious, and public buildings.”
Fotografiska New York, which reinvigorates the historic landmark building in Manhattan, also reopens this month, inviting visitors into the six-floor, 4181-m2 (45,000-sf) cultural venue with world-class photography exhibitions, restaurants, and culturally eclectic event programming.
CetraRuddy collaborated with preservation consultants Higgins Quasebarth & Partners on the extensive renovations to create a welcoming visitor experience, three floors of new exhibition space, and a versatile event venue on the top floor with vaulted ceilings and skylights.
The New York Landmarks Conservancy praised the Fotografiska project for its “thoughtful restoration and adaptive reuse,” which “revitalized these historic buildings and created new opportunities for the public to experience them.”