on october 15, 2005, the de young museum re-opened in a new facility that integrates art, architecture and the natural landscape in one multi-faceted destination that will inspire audiences from around the world. designed by the swiss architecture firm herzog & de meuron and fong & chan architects in san francisco, the new de young will provide san francisco with a landmark art museum to showcase its renowned collections of american art, art from central and south america, and art from the pacific islands and africa.
the de young features over 116,000 square-feet of gallery,display and educational space and provides access to one-third of the museum free of charge. it replaces the former facility on the same site, which was damaged by the 1989 loma prieta earthquake. the new de young represents the first major museum built from the ground up by herzog & de meuron, architects of london's tate modern and winners of the 2001 pritzker prize.
primary designer: herzog & de meuron
principal architects: fong & chan
photographer: mark darley