In the late 1990s, David Mayner joined forces with his mentor, Richard Gluckman, to found Gluckman Mayner Architects. Twenty-five years after its founding, the firm is recognized worldwide as one of the most innovative and rigorous architectural firms in both construction and design.
The partnership between Gluckman Architects and Mayner, before being formalized in 1998, made its mark immediately: the architects won awards and prizes for their participation in the construction of the Dia Center for the Arts (New York, 1987), the Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh, 1994) and the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum (Santa Fe, 1997). We appreciate their skilful minimalism and their ability to imagine buildings that blend perfectly into the landscape, urban or otherwise. The Gluckman Mayner association also proved itself in the middle of nature with the construction of the Mii Amo Spa in 2000: located on the edge of Arizona’s natural park, the immense building harmonizes perfectly with the surrounding forms and décor.
With admirable attention to detail, Gluckman and Mayner ensure that each product becomes a stand-alone work of art.
Throughout his career, Richard Gluckman has designed and constructed mostly buildings for art galleries, museums, art and architecture schools. With admirable attention to detail, Gluckman and Mayner ensure that each product becomes a stand-alone work of art. With infinite attention to proportion, structure, and materials, Gluckman Mayner’s mission is to produce buildings that reinvent space, letting in as much light as possible and playing with building height. From other architects, they stand out for this attention to art and inherent interest in modernism, present in every design.
In 2013, Gluckman Mayner, along with a few others, was employed by the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum, the only design history museum in the United States, to give the old building a breath of fresh air, as well as to perform a 60% expansion.