Architecture Studio

101 North Highland Avenue
Marfa

In November 1989, Judd purchased the former Marfa National Bank building located in downtown Marfa. He renovated the building over a six-month period to create a space to work on architecture and design. The bank was originally built by a German architect, L. G. Knipe, and opened in 1925. In the 1960s the bank went under renovations that included dropping the ceiling, removing the grand staircase and the marble cladding from the interior walls, and installing fake wood paneling. Judd removed these adjustments with the intention to make the space appear as it did in the 1930s.

The building contains early paintings and drawings by Judd, as well as furniture he designed and plans for architectural projects installed throughout the two stories and more than 15 rooms. An extensive collection of modernist furniture and paintings by prominent twentieth century designers and artists are featured in the building, including Alvar Aalto, Gerrit Rietveld, Mies van der Rohe, Josef Albers, and Theo von Doesburg.