The Man Who Built The Stieren

Apr 5, 2013

Jean-Paul Viguier, architect for the Jane & Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, returns for a special collaboration between the museum and UTSA’s College of Architecture.

Viguier’s talk marks the fifth anniversary of the opening of the Stieren Center.

The Paris-based architect is known for a number of acclaimed large scale projects in his country and abroad: the Parc André Citroën, the largest Park in Paris since the Second Empire; two towers in La Defense, Paris; the archeological museum at the Pond du Gard, Nimes; and the new Museum of Natural History, Toulouse.

In June 2008 the newly opened modernist glass pavilion nearly doubled the size of the McNay Art Museum.  The $33.1 million Jane & Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions is set amid 23 acres of gardens.

The Stieren Center is Viguier’s first museum project in the United States. It is also the first museum expansion in the U.S designed by a French architect.

This lecture was recorded by Paul Waryas