Renzo Piano is commissioned as architect for the Kimbell's second building

The Renzo Piano Building Workshop was selected as architect for the new Kimbell building in April of 2007. Renzo Piano seemed a perfect choice—winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize and honored for buildings that are celebrated for their sensitivity to site and surroundings and quality of  their light, he also worked as a young architect in the office of Louis I. Kahn. More recently, he had favored Texas with several museums of great distinction, including the Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas and the Menil Collection in Houston.

Caption: Renzo Piano on the construction site of the Kimbell's new building, June 2012

Friday, April 6, 2007