Finalists’ Gallery

The Reimagining the Dallas Museum of Art initiative focuses on revitalizing the DMA’s campus to better serve the diverse city of Dallas. The Museum aims to strengthen its work with its communities, create stronger civic connections, transform the visitor experience with new facilities, and expand education and gallery space.

One hundred and fifty-four teams from 27 countries applied to lead the architectural transformation of the Museum. In April 2023, the DMA’s Architect Selection Committee shortlisted six teams to create the concept designs shown below. 

The ASC met in July 2023 to interview the finalists; and on August 3, 2023, the DMA announced that the team led by Madrid-based practice Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos had won the competition.

The Museum’s brief to the six teams was to give the campus greater physical visibility and transparency, show visitors what is going on inside, and make the DMA more welcoming and accessible to all. The project is underpinned by a thorough modernization and thoughtful sustainability strategy.

These concept designs are on display in a free presentation at the DMA (Mezzanine Level 2), through Fall, 2023

  • Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Madrid, Spain)

    Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos (Madrid, Spain)

    with Atelier Culbert (Exhibition Design); SWA Group (Landscape Architect); Arup (MEP, Lighting, and Sustainability Engineer); Bollinger+Grohmann (Structural and Façade Engineer); and PGAL (Local Architect)

  • David Chipperfield Architects (London, UK)

    David Chipperfield Architects (London, UK)

    with HarrisonKornberg Architects (Local Architect); James Corner Field Operations (Landscape Architect); Pentagram (Exhibition Design); Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer); Arup (Services and Lighting); and Atelier Ten (Sustainability)

  • Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York, USA)

    Diller Scofidio + Renfro (New York, USA)

    with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates Inc. (Landscape Architect); Arup (MEP, Sustainability, and Daylighting Engineer); LERA Consulting Structural Engineers (Structural Engineer); New Affiliates (Exhibition Design); and GFF (Local Architect)

  • Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, USA)

    Johnston Marklee (Los Angeles, USA)

    with Christ & Gantenbein (Museum Specialists); MOS Architects (Public Realm); Sam Jacob Studio (Exhibition Design); Hargreaves Jones (Landscape Architect); Buro Happold (MEP and Sustainability Engineer); Walter P. Moore with Martinez Moore Engineers (Structural Engineer); and Kendall/Heaton Associates (Local Architect)

  • Michael Maltzan Architecture (Los Angeles, USA)

    Michael Maltzan Architecture (Los Angeles, USA)

    with Studio Zewde (Landscape Architect); Guy Nordenson and Associates (Structural Design Engineer); Buro Happold (MEP Engineer); Atelier Ten (Sustainability); and JSA/MIXdesign (Exhibition Design and Accessibility)

  • Weiss/Manfredi (New York, USA)

    Weiss/Manfredi (New York, USA)

    with Hood Design Studio (Landscape Architect); WeShouldDoItAll (Exhibition Design); DVDL (Cultural Strategists); Thornton Tomasetti (Structural Engineer); Jaros, Baum & Bolles (MEP/FP Engineer); and Atelier Ten (Sustainability)