Brooklyn Museum of Art
HQ served as preservation consultants for New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission review of the dramatic new entry for the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Designed by Polshek Partnership, this new entrance has been an important part of the renaissance of the Brooklyn Museum. The new entrance recalls the historic McKim, Mead & White staircase, which had been stripped away in a 1930s renovation, while announcing the Museum’s prominent location on Eastern Parkway. Working closely with the Museum and architect, HQ provided research and interpretation of the development history and architecture of the landmark building, which provided historical and contextual basis for the approval of the Polshek design. This project was awarded the New York City Art Commission Design Award in 2003 and the AIA New York Chapter Design Award in 2006.