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Kimball Art Center Shortlist

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Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
Courtesy of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)

In 1976, art enthusiast Bill Kimball transformed the 1929 Kimball Bros automotive garage into a non-profit community center for the visual arts, now known as the Kimball Art Center. Located in the heart of downtown Park City, Utah, the non-profit center serves as a gathering place for individuals to experience art through education, exhibitions and events. The aging historic building is in need of restoration and an addition that will allow the organization to increase their educational outreach and enhance the quality and scale of the exhibitions, while maintaining free admission to the public.

BIG, Brooks + Scarpa, Sparano + Mooney Architecture, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects, and Will Bruder + Partners LTD are the five architects selected to submit final proposals for the transformation of the Kimball Art Center.

Continue after the break to watch each firm’s introductory presentation.

BIG: more information here

Brooks + Scarpa: more information here

Sparano + Mooney Architecture:

Tod Williams and Billie Tsien Architects:

Will Bruder + Partners LTD:

Cite:Karissa Rosenfield. "Kimball Art Center Shortlist " 10 Jan 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>