Philadelphia Contemporary aims to create a stunning building that will be accessible and attractive to the surrounding communities, the city at large, and national and international cultural communities.
Our building will operate as a civic catalyst providing multiple forms of engagement from social gatherings to experiments with young artists to world-class exhibitions.
our latest update
brings a warm welcome to johnston marklee
Philadelphia Contemporary is pleased to announce the selection of Johnston Marklee as Design Architects, working in association with MGA Partners as Architect of Record, for its future permanent home. The decision is the culmination of an extensive search by a 14-member jury including community leaders, city officials, and members of the arts, design, and spoken word communities.
Johnston Marklee, based in Los Angeles and founded by partners Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee, has received more than 30 major awards for their residential, commercial, and institutional work.
WE ENVISION PHILADELPHIA CONTEMPORARY TO BE A MODEL FOR THE TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY MUSEUM WHEREIN THERE ARE NO BOUNDARIES BETWEEN ART AND THE PUBLIC.
- Sharon Johnston, Johnston Marklee
our architecture jury
Philadelphia Contemporary’s Architecture Jury is a group of fourteen experts who represent the neighboring communities, the City of Philadelphia, the design community, the arts community, museum professionals, the institution, and its funders. The jury played an active role in all parts of the selection and design process.