Richard Meier Model Museum
Filled with fascinating artifacts, a research library, and space for exhibitions, the Richard Meier Model Museum reveals the design process behind a legendary New Jersey native and his architectural practice
Pritzker Prize-winning architect Richard Meier has designed a host of legendary structures that reflect his ability to translate traditionally harsh, modern shapes into objects of remarkably minimal elegance. Throughout his career, architectural models have played an integral role in his practice. Home to more than 400 intricate three-dimensional representations of work that span Meier’s entire career, the Richard Meier Model Museum contains milestones like the Smith House, part of a series of now-iconic houses Meier designed at the start of his practice, and large-scale study models of the Getty Center. A rotating selection of prints, sketches, renderings, photographs, and sculpture is exhibited in its gallery space, while its adjacent library is open to the public. Meier’s personal studio is also located in the space. His daughter, furniture designer Ana Meier, has a showroom and studio next door.