Gallery expansion moves into construction

2 September 2019


The Premier of New South Wales, Gladys Berejiklian and Arts Minister Don Harwin have announced the selected contractor for the Art Gallery of NSW’s new building, designed by Pritzker prize-winning architects, SANAA.

As Executive Architect, Architectus has worked closely with SANAA on all aspects of the project briefing, the attainment of a 6 Star Green Star Design rating, the production of comprehensive documentation and a successful planning application approval.

Luke Johnson, Architectus Principal said, “after a sustained period of focused work we are looking forward to realising a truly great contemporary art gallery for our clients at the AGNSW, for all Australians, and for the global art-loving community.”

Architectus will continue in a full-time capacity on the Sydney Modern Project as Executive Architect and in a novated relationship to the contractor, Richard Crookes Constructions, for the construction phase ahead.

Image of the Sydney Modern Project as produced by Kazuyo Sejima + Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA © Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2018.