DMA’s International Design Competition Announces Six Finalists

DMA’s International Design Competition Announces Six Finalists

The Dallas Museum of Art received an impressive 154 submissions from architect-led teams worldwide for its International Design Competition, including renowned and emerging talents from various countries, according to an Architect article. In it they say,


“The Dallas Museum of Art today announced an outstanding response to its open call: Reimagining the Dallas Museum of Art International Design Competition.


One hundred and fifty-four submissions from architect-led teams were received by the competition organizers, Malcolm Reading Consultants. U.S.-led teams, including Dallas-based teams, formed just over half of the submissions, with design teams from 26 other countries, including Mexico, France, UK, Italy, Japan and Germany, supplying the balance. Competitors include top-tier practices, notably a number of Pritzker Prize and The American Institute of Architects Gold Medal winners, as well as emerging studios.”


Ultimately, six exceptional studios were shortlisted, reflecting the committee’s intense and enthusiastic deliberation, according to a Glasstire article which reports, 


“Though the call was only open for about one month, the museum received over 150 submissions from architecture firms around the world. The DMA originally planned to select five finalists, but ultimately shortlisted six firms for the project, including David Chipperfield Architects in London, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Weiss/Manfredi in New York, Johnston Marklee and Michael Maltzan Architecture in Los Angeles, and Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos in Madrid.


In a press release, Architect Selection Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Eagle and Lucilo Peña explained, “Selecting the shortlist was a demanding process and the Committee’s debate around the final studios was intense and full-hearted. Nonetheless, we achieved a unanimous decision on the DMA six. We found it a privilege to study these submissions – they brimmed with ideas and were a lens on current architectural culture and practice.””


The Dallas Museum of Art will host a public exhibition in July, showcasing the shortlisted schemes for feedback. An online exhibition will also provide opportunities for community input.