Architect Sam Marshall will take participants on a special tour of the newly refurbished MCA as part of the museum’s upcoming birthday weekend.

Organised for Friday 11 November, the tour will enable participants to understand the design process for the MCA’s 2012 Mordant Wing and learn more about the unusual uses and unexpected ways audiences interact with the building’s spaces, including the new MCA Galleries and the National Centre for Creative Learning.

Sydney architect Sam Marshall worked with the New South Wales Government Architect’s Office on the $53 million redevelopment of the MCA. As the MCA’s audience grew and its programs expanded, the need to transform the historic building into a museum equipped for the 21st century became evident. The redevelopment project commenced in August 2010 and the refurbished building opened on 29 March 2012.

The redevelopment increased the MCA’s total size by almost 50 per cent with the addition of 4,500 square metres of space, including a new five-storey wing.

About Sam Marshall

The principal of the award-winning architectural practice Marshall Architect headquartered in Sydney’s Surry Hills, Sam Marshall was awarded the 2000 RAIA Wilkinson Award, President’s Award for Recycled Buildings and the Conservation Award for his design involving a warehouse conversion in Darlinghurst. He is also a recipient of the Dulux Colour Award for Best Interior, the Marrickville Medal and the Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship.

Marshall’s design portfolio includes numerous residential projects; interiors for four film production studios; and works for art galleries including Sydney’s Darren Knight Gallery, Object Gallery and extensions to Campbelltown Art Gallery. He has been a member of the NSW Ministry for the Arts Capital Infrastructure Committee and a Board Member of the Australian Centre for Photography.

The MCA tour will be held on Friday 11 November, 2.30 – 3.30pm, and will begin in the Veolia Lecture Theatre, Level 2.