Philadelphia Museum of Art

Design in Revolution: A 1960s Odyssey
Co-organized with Kathryn B. Hiesinger, The J. Mahlon Buck, Jr. Family Senior Curator of European Decorative Arts after 1700

February 3 – September 8, 2018

From Pop Art and psychedelia to the civil rights and anti-war movements, the 1960s was a decade of liberation—and of great loss. See how designers, artists, and architects responded to the tumultuous period that still looms large in the American imagination. Highlights include the Museum’s surprising collection of vintage rock ‘n’ roll posters and a series of powerful images of Martin Luther King Jr.

Selected press: BBC World News, Art Daily, Courier Post, Philly Style Magazine, 1st Dibs, PennToday

Images courtesy of Philadelphia Museum of Art, 2018.

Research, Interpretation, and Administrative Support

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Designs for Different Futures
October 22, 2019 - March 8, 2020

Whether it’s apocalyptic, utopian, or still up for grabs, the future is a perennial source of inspiration for designers. Join us as we explore visionary and sometimes controversial designs that promise to transform how we live, eat, heal, travel, and even love, in any number of possible futures. From lab-grown food and robotic companions to citizenship exchange and a digital kiss messenger, discover imaginative ideas that respond to human civilization’s future needs, desires, and fears.

Designs for Different Futures is organized by the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Walker Art Center, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Center for Architecture / American Institute of Architects New York Chapter

The Edgeless School: Design for Learning
October 1, 2012 – May 22, 2013

What do you remember most from school: a favorite teacher, a great book, a singular moment of discovery? And what is the setting of that memory? Do you think the design of the space affected the learning experience? The Edgeless School: Design for Learning presents nineteen 21st century school buildings from across the U.S. that blur distinctions between learning needs, approaches, and environments.

Organized by Tom Mellins.

Photographs courtesy of Center for Architecture.

New Practices New York 2012
June 14 – September 8, 2012

The New Practices Committee of the AIA New York Chapter is dedicated to serving as a forum for new and evolving models of architecture and design practice. The exhibition highlighted the work of seven firms: ABRUZZO BODZIAK ARCHITECTS, Christian Wassmann, formlessfinder, HOLLER architecture, The Living, MARC FORNES & THEVERYMANY, and SLO Architecture.

Images courtesy of Center for Architecture.

City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952-1982
February 22 – May 5, 2012

City of Mirages: Baghdad, 1952–1982 presents built and unbuilt work by 11 architects, including Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Walter Gropius, Josep Lluís Sert, Alvar and Aino Aalto, and Robert Venturi, FAIA. Models of various scales of the built and unbuilt work by these and other architects are accompanied by a large-scale model of Baghdad. The history of modern architecture in Baghdad is not well known and remains relatively underexplored. Specialists in Iraq and in exile throughout the world have undertaken detailed analyses of the topic, but many of the studies have been difficult to access in Europe and the United States, and the destruction of war has made it impossible to recover the complete modernist record of Iraq. The exhibition describes an era in which Baghdad was a thriving, cosmopolitan city, and when an ambitious program of modernization led to proposals and built work by leading international architects. City of Mirages opened at the Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, made its US debut at the Center for Architecture in New York City, then traveled to the Boston Society of Architects.

The exhibition, curated by Pedro Azara and installed by over,under, was organized by the Barcelona Delegation of the Col•legi d ́Arquitectes de Catalunya (COAC) in Barcelona.

Selected press: The Wall Street Journal

Images courtesy of Collegi d’Arquitectes de Catalunya.

AIANY Design Awards 2013 (April 18 – June 22, 2013)

Broadway 1000 Steps (March 7 – April 10, 2013)

Via Verde (January 31 – February 27, 2013)

Hong Kong at 15: Redefining the Public Realm (December 10, 2012 – January 23, 2013)

Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park (October 19 – December 1, 2012)

Design by New York (October 10 – November 30, 2012 - on view in the West 4th Subway Station)

Archtober Lounge (October 2012)

Beyond Zuccotti Park (September 10 – September 22, 2012)

The Harlem Edge: Cultivating Connections (July 12 – October 31, 2012)

V’SOSKE Rugs by Architects: Architecture in Transition, 1979 – 1993 (May 14 – 28, 2012)

AIANY Design Awards 2012 (April 19 – June 30, 2012)

NEWLY DRAWN­ Emerging Finnish Architects (April 1 – 30, 2012)

A Plague Remembered: AIDS Memorial Park Design Competition (March 27 – April 11, 2012)

CHANGE: Architecture and Engineering in the Middle East, 2000 - ­Present (February 22 – June 23, 2012)

One Prize 2011: Water as the Sixth Borough (January 18 – February 11, 2012)

Two Wheel Transit: NYC Bike Share (January 11 – February 4, 2012)

Building Back: 30 Years of Growth in New York City (November 2, 2011 – January 4, 2012)

Buildings = Energy (October 1, 2011 – January 21, 2012)

New York New Work (October 2011 - on view in the West 4th Subway Station)

Smarter Living – The 2,000 Watt Society (October 1 – November 12, 2011)

Archtober Lounge (October 2011)

New Practices Sao Paulo (July 14 – September 10, 2011)

Mapping the Cityscape (July 6 – August 27, 2011)

The Museum of Modern Art

Counter Space: Design and the Modern Kitchen
September 15, 2010 – May 2, 2011

Organized by Juliet Kinchin, Curator, and Aidan O’Connor, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Architecture + Design.

Photographs by Jonathan Muzikar.