Architect Selection Committee

Committee Members:

Pamela Franks, Class of 1956 Director, WCMA (chair)
Sandra Burton, Lipp Family Director of Dance and Senior Lecturer in Dance
Rita Coppola-Wallace, Interim Assistant Vice President for Campus Planning and Operations
Lisa Dorin, Deputy Director for Curatorial Engagement, WCMA
Guy Hedreen, Art Department Co-Chair & Chair of Studio Art, Amos Lawrence Professor of Art
Kenneth Jensen, Associate Director for Facility Operations
Michael Lewis, Faison-Pierson-Stoddard Professor of Art History
Megan Morey, Vice President for College Relations
Barbara Palmer, Director of Museum Finance and Operations, WCMA
Noah Smalls, Director of Exhibitions and Collection Management, WCMA
Tanja Srebotnjak, Director, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives
Mike Wood, Assistant Director for Planning, Design & Construction (project director)

Committee Charge:

Convened in December 2021, the Architectural Selection Committee is responsible for establishing core tenets for the project, criteria for selection, reviewing materials, narrowing the list of firms invited to submit proposals, and participating in interviews. The Committee is to recommend to President Maud Mandel a prioritized list of three architecture firms for the WCMA project. After consultation with the Board of Trustees and senior staff, President Mandel will make the final selection. The decision timeline is early May 2022 with the aim of awarding the contract by the middle of May.


(Click the timeline to view or download the Architect Selection Timeline pdf)

Jan. 14, 2022: RFQ Issued
Jan. 21, 2022: RFQ RFI Deadline
Jan. 28, 2022: RFQ Responses Due
Feb. 1, 2022: Committee Meeting
Feb. 11, 2022: Firms Shortlisted
Feb. 14, 2022: RFP Issued
Feb. 15, 2022: Committee Meeting
March 1, 2022: Committee Meeting
March 15, 2022: Committee Meeting
March 18, 2022: Proposals Due
March 29, 2022: Committee Meeting
April 11-15, 2022: Potential Site Visits
April 12, 2022: Committee Meeting
April 18-22, 2022: Designer Interviews
April 26, 2022: Committee Meeting, Final Recommendation to President
May 6, 2022: Designer Awarded