Southampton Village officials are encouraging residents to come out Tuesday to 25 Jobs Lane — the former site of The Parrish Art Museum — to see the conceptual designs for the renovation and restoration of the century-old building.
The village-owned building, which was vacated last year when The Parrish moved to a new facility in Water Mill, will next take on the identity of the Southampton Center for the Arts, a new nonprofit aimed at stimulating cultural activity in the village and attracting locals and tourists to downtown.
Boston-based architectural firm Machado & Silvetti Associates, which was selected by the village in July 2012, will present the plans it has been working on for months. At the time the firm was hired, Southampton Village Planning Commission Chair Siamak Samii, who is also a member of the Southampton Center Founders Committee, said, “Machado and Silvetti fits the tasks perfectly; an internationally renowned firm who has specialized in the work of transforming great historic buildings for 21st century uses. They will be an ideal partner as we move forward in developing Southampton Center as a new cultural institution for the village.”
The building was originally designed by architect Grosvenor Atterbury and constructed over a decade in the late 19th and early 20th century, according to the village. Atterbury also designed Forest Hills Gardens, the renovation of New York’s City Hall, and the Rockefeller Barns at Pocantico Hills, which Machado and Silvetti also renovated and won honors for from the Boston Society of Architects.
Additional plans for 25 Jobs Lane include a seasonal pavilion on the grounds, for outdoor events such as benefits, concerts and plays. The plan is dependent on donations.
The March 26 meeting begins at 5 p.m.