Stanford Selects Diller Scofidio + Renfro to Design New Burton and Deedee McMurtry Building for the Arts

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STANFORD, CA.- Stanford University announced today that it has selected Diller Scofidio + Renfro to design a new home for the Department of Art and Art History. The 90,000-square-foot Burton and Deedee McMurtry Building will serve as an interdisciplinary hub for the arts at Stanford and further the ongoing development of an “Arts District” at the entrance to campus. The new facility, named in recognition of Deedee and Burt McMurtry (MS ’59, PhD ’62), who provided a $30 million gift toward its creation, will be a cornerstone in Stanford’s initiative to enhance and expand the role the arts play throughout campus. The McMurtry Building will house the department’s programs in art practice, design, art history, film and media studies, and documentary film, which currently occupy several different facilities on campus. Diller Scofidio + Renfro, selected for its experience and distinctive approach to architecture for the