"I have always believed that constraints are the seeds of invention. At the Henry Art Gallery, the constraints not only defined the problem, but afforded an opportunity to recast the original Carl F. Gould building as the primary element of the west campus entry to the University of Washington," writes Charles Gwathmey in his essay on the new Henry Art Gallery, Faye G. Allen Center for the Visual Arts. "From the outset, our fundamental idea was to recast the landscaped, bermed site into an articulated campus entry that added content, context, expectation, and significant visual penetration.... Another objective was visually to separate the existing Henry and the new addition from their neighboring structures, affording a legitimate transition, an architecturally defined new sense of place, an enriched entry sequence, and an integrated site/circulation/building context." Charles Gwathmey and Robert Siegel founded Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects in New York City in 1968. The firm has completed more than 300 projects, ranging from distinguished cultural and educational facilities, corporate buildings, and office interiors, to private houses, furniture, and product designs. The firm has received more than 90 awards for design excellence.