Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Tadao Ando, Architect
Tadao Ando has achieved international acclaim for his uncompromising architectural vision, which elevates the use of simple materials and forms to create spaces that appeal equally to precision and emotion.
Pulitzer Arts Foundation—completed in 2001 after four years of construction—is the first free-standing, public project for which Ando was commissioned in the United States. Through carefully composed windows and a central water court, the building is suffused with natural light, inviting the outside world into dialogue with art and architecture.
Artists Richard Serra and Ellsworth Kelly were commissioned by Emily Rauh Pulitzer to create permanent sculptures for the building, and according to Ando, their collaboration “provided a rare and stimulating opportunity to reconsider the architecture and to rethink what it means to create.”
Park-Like by Studio Land Arts
Transforming the lot across from the museum into an inviting green space, Park-Like is a rain garden designed by Studio Land Arts. The garden will utilize creative landscaping techniques to help absorb stormwater runoff and reduce the impact on urban drainage and sewer systems. Comprising both native and non-native plants, this sustainably designed garden will serve as a site for educational programs as well as a tranquil space in the neighborhood for the public to enjoy.
Park-Like is currently under construction and planned to open to the public in spring 2020. Studio Land Arts is run by artist and landscape designer Chris Carl and based in Granite City, IL. For more information, visit studiolandarts.com.