Architecture Firm Picked for Renovation of Parrish Art Museum’s Southampton Site Into Arts Center

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With Southampton, N.Y.’s Parrish Art Museum set to move to its new Herzog & de Meuron–designed home in nearby Water Mill in November, Southampton’s government is moving forward with plans to transform the site that the museum has long called home on Jobs Lane into an arts venue called the Southampton Center.

Last month, David Rockwell was selected as the architect for an arts pavilion to be located near the Parrish’s current space, and today Southampton Patch carries news that the Boston firm Machado and Silvetti Associates has been retained to renovate the museum’s main building at 25 Jobs Lane (which Southampton owns), preparing it to serve as a space for various cultural events.

The firm has been responsible for quite a few major cultural projects around the U.S. of late, including the Chazen Museum of Art, in Madison, Wis., in 2011; the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine, in 2007; and the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, in Salt Lake City, in 2000.

The Chipperfield pavilion will be complete by next year. Work on the Machado and Silvetti redesign is set to begin in 2013 or 2014.