Photo: Samuel Anderson Architects


Thaw Conservation Center

Renovation/adaptive-reuse of the fourth floor of the historic Morgan House achieves a 5,600 SF center that more than doubles the size of previous conservation facilities.  In addition to designated areas for wet conservation work, dry conservation work, matting and framing, the center includes areas for advanced seminars, graduate internships, and postgraduate fellowship work.  

Acoustic design addressed ways to minimize equipment noise.  AD’s team collaborated on the design of specialty ventilation and finish systems to ensure a quiet work environment for highly-sensitive detail oriented tasks.

Morgan Library and Museum

New York, NY

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Samuel Anderson Architects

A wholly modern facility resides on the top floor of the only freestanding brownstone in NYC.  Built in 1855, the fourth floor originally served as servant and nursery quarters.    

 A world-class laboratory for conservation of works on paper as well as a magnet for conservation studies and training has enabled the Morgan Library to significantly expand its capabilities and activities in the field of conservation.