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McMurtry Building

Photo Credit: Linda Cicero

Now Open: The McMurtry Building

Diller Scofidio + Renfro, along with the executive architect, Portland, OR-based Boora Architects, designed not only a new home for the Department of Art and Art History but an interdisciplinary hub for the arts at Stanford that will foster interaction and collaboration among students and faculty, and support the integration of the arts into university life.  It opened for classes in Fall 2015.

Housed within 96,000 gross square feet and under one roof for the first time are programs in art practice, design, art history, film and media studies, and documentary film and video. The building also includes art studios, media arts studios, screening spaces, film editing rooms, exhibition space, and the Art and Architecture Library.  The McMurtry Building is located at 355 Roth Way, between the Cantor Arts Center and Parking Structure 1.  Guided tours are open to the public, with a reservation. 



News Articles

McMurtry Article in Stanford Daily (Sept 2014): "McMurtry Building for the Department of Art and Art History to be completed in spring 2015"

McMurtry Article in Stanford Report (June 2015): "Stanford art and art history faculty, staff making plans for the McMurtry Building"

McMurtry Article in Stanford News (October 2015): "Stanford's newest building spotlights art and art history"

The McMurtrys at the Topping Off Ceremony for the new building.

Burt and DeeDee McMurtry
At the groundbreaking ceremony (May 2013)