Marfa Restoration

Judd Foundation has initiated a long-term restoration plan for its buildings in Marfa, Texas. The plan will focus on the protection and restoration of spaces; completion of Judd’s buildings and architecture; expansion of conservation and research facilities; and public access to permanently installed spaces.

Defined by Donald Judd’s plans, drawings, and writings, the scope of the plan will restore, protect, and sustain his spaces. The Marfa Restoration Plan focuses on six building projects in Marfa and at the ranches. The plan will restore and open 56,000 square feet of space. When complete, the plan will provide 26,500 square feet of new program space and open an additional 16,000 square feet of permanently installed space. Judd Foundation provides access to 21 buildings in Texas. The project includes the completion of Judd’s plans that were not realized in his lifetime.

Restoration Committee

Suzanne Deal Booth, Co-Chair
Dudley Del Balso, Co-Chair
Robert C. Beyer
Fairfax Dorn
Michael Govan

Architecture Office

The Architecture Office is the first project in phase one of the Marfa Restoration Plan following five years of extensive research and environmental condition studies in collaboration with project architects Schaum/Shieh, Image Permanence Institute (IPI), and Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH). Phase one includes two projects, the restoration of the Architecture Office—an early 20th-century building located on Highland Avenue repurposed by Judd for his architectural practice—and the restoration of Judd’s two-story residence and landscaping at La Mansana de Chinati, The Block. The restoration of the exterior of the Architecture Office began in September 2018.

To learn more about the Marfa Restoration Plan and how to get involved, please contact Hannah Parker, Director of Development, at 212 219 2747 or