Warren Schwartz Lectures at Muskegon Museum of Art

On November 7th, Warren Schwartz delivered a lecture at the opening of the Muskegon Museum of Art‘s exhibition “Japanese Warriors”. The exhibit features Japanese robots from Warren’s extensive collection. The museum put together a great introductory video we thought you might enjoy.

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Expanded Art Center Opens at Rhode Island College

Converted from its original use as a library and dining hall, Rhode Island College’s Art Center was cramped, lacking in natural light, and had health and safety deficiencies.

Schwartz/Silver’s transformation replaced portions of the original building with a new structure that provides abundant natural light and state of the art ventilation and safety systems. A two story addition, with the second floor clad in copper, faces the main entrance to the campus.

The state-of-the-art facility, now Alex + Ani Hall, provides new art studios, computer classrooms, faculty offices, photography labs, a lecture hall, lounge and presentation spaces, and ceramics and sculpture courts, and centralizes an art program that was previously scattered across campus.

Frick Grand Opening

This past weekend the Frick Art & Historical Center in Pittsburgh, PA celebrated the grand opening of its new Orientation Center  ̶  the culmination of phase one of the master plan for improving visitor services on the museum campus. The event was also the kickoff for construction of the second phase: the expansion of the Frick Education Center and Car and Carriage Galleries and the addition of a new Community Center. The Frick is the recipient of a $3 million state grant to support these programs.

The Orientation Center is a glass-walled, 3000 sf building that provides a gathering point for tours, interactive displays for explorating the Frick and its collections, as well as visitor amenities such as the Museum Store and learning lounge. The building’s roof changes in pitch to reflect the shifting scale of buildings on campus, while detailing such as the herringbone laid tile flooring and cherrywood slatted ceiling treatment reference materials from Clayton, the museum’s historic estate.

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Announcing a New Partnership

Schwartz/Silver is excited to welcome Solomon + Bauer Architects to our offices in a new Strategic Partnership. This alliance will enable us to strengthen and broaden our services in museum master planning and design, historic preservation, and projects for schools, colleges and universities, and allow us to provide new services in museum and library collection assessment and storage.

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Celebrating New Senior Staff

Schwartz/Silver is pleased to announce our new Senior Associates and Associates. All five are longstanding members of the firm and have demonstrated their expertise and commitment to excellence in design and client service. We hope that you’ll join us in congratulating them on this well-deserved achievement.


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Back to College

Students at Brown University are headed back to school. Here’s a sneak peak at what we’ve been working on over their break. For images of our previous project at Brown, see the Stephen Robert Campus Center.

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House on the Coast

Schwartz/Silver designed the House on the Coast to take advantage of the sweeping Atlantic Ocean views on this remarkable site. The house and property have now come up for sale, and we are happy to provide more information to interested parties.