Pace Gallery of New York
Acheson Doyle Partners, in conjunction with Thomas Thorton Architect, designed the downtown expansion of the Pace Gallery in the Soho district of Manhattan in 1989, converting 8,000 s.f of loft space for art exhibition on two floors. The main gallery at ground floor is an 18-foot high space, veiled from the street by a system of operable translucent door panels. White exhibition walls and a light-colored epoxy floor convey simplicity and flexibility. Overhead lighting is provided by a simple multi-circuit, warehouse-type track system and supplements the natural light filtering through the door panels. The first floor also houses support space for reception, office use, pantry and viewing rooms. A below-grade storage facility is accessed by a new elevator and via a hoistway through removable floor panels.