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Home » » Finalist: Michael Maltzan
Fresno Metropolitan Museum
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Model, Fresno Metropolitan Museum, Fresno, CA, 2008 (phase I). Photo: Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc.

Discussion

The three main criteria for the jury are excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life. What do you think?

Visitor comments

  1. MoMA Queens was a renovation project done quite a few years ago, I am not sure why it is innovative at all? I am not sure if Michael Maltzan Architecture is relevant as far as innovation goes in our contemporary culture.

    — James Saunders · May 25, 06:31 PM

  2. That’s so lame. This project is OLD. If it didn’t win in 2002 or ’03, tough cookies. But let’s see some current work please.

    — James · Jul 24, 03:20 PM

  3. I think this guy had built more, and more interestingly than the other two winners combined-
    schools, high, and low end residential, exhibits, museums-
    look before you judge.

    — barnett block · Oct 21, 11:33 PM

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Michael Maltzan

Michael Maltzan is the founder and principal of Michael Maltzan Architecture, a firm that creates progressive, transformative experiences through the concentrated exploration of movement and perception, charting new trajectories for architecture, urbanism and the public realm. The Los Angeles-based practice engages the increasingly complex reality of our information-driven culture, crafting intimate spaces of individual experience interwoven with the kinetic experience of the city beyond. Through a focused belief in architecture’s role in the contemporary city, these projects create new connections and catalyze change in a range of programs and contexts from single family residences to office towers, from institutions including MoMA and JPL to Skid Row. These designs emerge from their individual context—the city, geography and ideas, equally. They likewise engage their environment through deep, ongoing collaboration across disciplines to integrate sustainability and form. Finally, these designs reinvigorate the Modernist project of abstraction, creating complexity through the overlay of light, material, and movement to produce unprecedented detail, form, and beauty.