ARO is overseeing the upgrade and expansion of Dia Art Foundation’s locations in New York City and Beacon, as part of a comprehensive, multi-year plan to strengthen Dia’s mission, program and resources. The upgrade and expansion of the lower-level galleries at Dia:Beacon will add 11,000 SF of new exhibition space within the existing envelope of the building.

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, Beacon, New York. © Dia Art Foundation, New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson Studio, New York. Courtesy Dia Art Foundation, New York

The project will include restoration of the exterior façade and landscaping of the exterior open land at the back of the building enabling access for Dia’s visitors to the surrounding green space.

Dia:Beacon, Beacon, New York. Photo: Michael Govan

The project will also improve art and archive storage, introducing an archival research space, and establish new lighting and HVAC systems. Façade restoration began in 2018 and the planned work will proceed in phases over the next five years.