The Generic Sublime: Utopioids

August 9, 2013–October 4, 2013 Ciro Najle, Curator   Professor Ciro Najle Assistant Pablo Barría Urenda Georgios Athanasopoulos  Men in Retreat  Alessandro Boccacci  La Ville Tropicale Elle Gerdeman  Neon Sector  Parsa Kamali  Shukovoids Jielu Lu  In-between Helix Héctor…

exhibition dates: AUG 9 – OCT 4, 2013


Airport Landscape: ORD: Documenting the Definitive Modern Airport

October 30, 2013–December 19, 2013 Charles Waldheim, curator In the second half of the twentieth century, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport was the biggest and busiest facility of its kind in the world. Characterized by a seamless integration of transportation infrastructure and architectural expression, O’Hare…

exhibition dates: OCT 30 – DEC 19, 2013


Icons of Knowledge: Architecture and Symbolism in National Libraries

Monumental in scale, dominated by nationalistic ambitions and overwhelming with architectural details, national libraries are amongst the most symbolic icons of modern day countries. Despite the rapid digitization of print, nations are vehemently investing resources in the construction of buildings that will project their cultural…

exhibition dates: FEB 2 – MAR 22, 2015


Silvia Gmür Reto Gmür Architekten

February 17, 2014–March 23, 2014 Silvia Gmür, curator Reto Gmür, curator "The nature of space reflects what it wants to be. A Form emerges from the structural elements inherent in the form." -L.I. Kahn "The room is the beginning of…

exhibition dates: FEB 17 – MAR 23, 2014


The FOLIO Series

Published by The Architectural Association, these works offer stimulating content and notable portfolio design. Image: Shin Takamatsu, The Killing Moon (Folio XII, 1988) Spring 2011 Library Special Collections Department…

exhibition dates: FEB 1 – MAY 15, 2011


More Than Mere Practicality

Elizabeth Bacon Eager, PhD candidate and Bryan Norwood, PhD candidate, curators Embracing the rise of second-wave modernism in mid-century America, Harvard transformed its campus and its design curriculum in the midst of what John Coolidge (the Fogg Museum’s director from 1948-1972) called “an unprecedented moment…

exhibition dates: NOV 3, 2014 – JAN 20, 2015


Grounded Visionaries: Writing Practice, Special Collections

Designers communicate their ideas not only through drawings and built works but also through writing. Books and essays have translated the ideals and understanding of the built environment worldwide throughout the centuries. From the systematic exposition of principles and elements of architecture in the sixteenth…

exhibition dates: SEP 8 – OCT 19, 2014


Hélène Binet: Encounters with Cities

“Every time I photograph a space there is a history, and often this history is connected to the city.” While busy photographing architecture over the past twenty-eight years, Hélène Binet (b. Sorengo, 1959) has unwittingly been encountering the cities in which the architecture is situated.

exhibition dates: MAR 5 – JUL 23, 2012

Gareth Doherty, Curator


Interior Matters

Loosely associated with the spring semester’s Symposium on Architecture, the three architects of Interior Matters utilize methods, media, and models for projecting architecture with respect to interior and matter. Kiel Moe, Associate Professor of Architecture and Energy, Co-Director, Master in Design Studies program, and Co-Director,…

exhibition dates: MAR 28 – MAY 13, 2016

Kiel Moe, Curator