Zaha Hadid, known for bold, unconventional forms, was selected in a competition for the design of the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University. The other finalists were Morphosis of Santa Monica, Calif.; Coop Himmelb(l)au of Vienna and Los Angeles; Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects of New York; and Randall Stout Architects of Los Angeles.
The museum, which is expected to open in 2010, will be Ms. Hadid’s first university building and only her second project in the United States, after the 2003 Rosenthal Center for Contemporary Art in Cincinnati.
The museum will be the new home of the university’s art collection, which is currently housed on campus in the Kresge Art Center. The center, part of the university’s College of Arts and Letters, will continue to hold the art and art history department and provide classroom, studio and exhibition spaces.