The Barnes Foundation | Designing Legacy

Moderated by Tod Williams

Set among many prominent landmarks of Philadelphia, PA, the Barnes Foundation is a true testament to stone architecture. The facade of the 93,000-square-foot building is dressed in Ramon Grey limestone — quarried in the Negev desert in southern Israel and supplied by ABC Stone. In total, 4,000 stone panels were employed to construct the facility, which was designed by Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (TWBTA) with engineering work facilitated by PICCO Engineering. Join us for an insider’s look into the challenges, innovative solutions, and unending dedication that were necessary for the talented teams whose work made this architectural feat possible.