Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 5/1/2009 12:00:00 AM
Two New York cultural institutions, the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the American Numismatic Society, spent decades sitting quietly side by side, off a remote stretch of upper Broadway. When the society moved downtown, its 1930 building by H. Brooks Price could be joined with the academy's 1923 home by McKim, Mead & White. All that was required was the right link. So JVC Architects and Pei Cobb Freed & Partners provided a 12-by-16-foot glass box—just in time for the current "Exhibition of Work by Newly Elected Members and Recipients of Honors and Awards," including architectural models by David Adjaye, Tod Williams, and Wendell Burnette.