MASterworks Explorations: David Geffen Hall

2023 Winner for Restoration

This fall, MAS is celebrating design excellence in New York City with our 2023 MASterworks Awards! We have curated a selection of in person explorations and online in-conversations with this year’s honored projects.

On Wednesday, October 25th from 6-7 PM, representatives from Diamond Schmitt & Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects will guide participants through the design and approaches to David Geffen Hall’s Concert Hall and Public Spaces. We will begin in the lobby and enact the full concert-going experience highlighting what was there, and how we re-shaped the interior – reconceiving the entire facility within its historic façades – to accomplish Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic’s collective goals.

The renovation of David Geffen Hall, the home of the New York Philharmonic at Lincoln Center, modernized the venue’s main concert hall, Wu Tsai Theater, and improved the public spaces surrounding it. Learn more about the space and upcoming programming here.

The event will begin promptly at 6:00 PM, so we ask that attendees arrive a few minutes early. Following the program, attendees can enjoy a free livestream of a New York Philharmonic performance in the theater’s lobby.

THIS EVENT HAS SOLD OUT. Registration for the waitlist has closed. Email with any questions.

Wednesday, October 25
6:00 PM — 7:00 PM

10 Lincoln Center Plaza
New York, NY 10023


David Geffen Hall. Photo: Michael Moran.

COVID Safety Guidelines:
This program is limited to 30 attendees. Masks are not required for outdoor MASterworks Explorations. Should the group ventures indoors, masks may be required, so please be prepared to have one with you.

About the MASterworks Awards:

Established in 2001, the MASterworks Awards pay tribute each year to projects that make a significant contribution to New York City’s built environment. Awards are presented in the following categories:

Best New Building for outstanding architectural design
Best Urban Landscape for a new or revitalized open space that contributes to livability and resilience
Best Restoration for a project that expertly enhances the original qualities of a significant historic building or structure
Best Adaptive Reuse for a project that demonstrates exceptional creativity in adaptive reuse of an existing building or structure
Best New Infrastructure for distinctive design in public service projects
Best New Urban Amenity for an addition to the built environment that contributes to a more livable city.

Read more about the MASterworks Awards here.

2023 MASterworks Jury:

Wellington Chen, Executive Director, Chinatown Partnership
Wendy Evans Joseph, MAS Board of Directors and Studio Joseph
Signe Nielsen, Founding Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects (MNLA)
Aniket Shahane, Principal, Office of Architecture (OA) and Senior Critic, Yale University School of Architecture

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