Jacob Brillhart, '99 and Nicholas Ryan Gelpi, '02 to co-curate Drawn from Miami
An inaugural exhibit celebrating the opening of the Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD), December 2013
In conjunction with the opening of the new Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD), we are pleased to announce the inaugural exhibit, entitled Drawn from Miami. With this letter, the curators are soliciting exhibit material from Miami architects and members of AIA Miami. We encourage you to submit your projects large and small, built and unbuilt.
What is MCAD?
This year the Miami Chapter of the American Institute of Architects is bringing to fruition one of its most ambitious goals in the history of the chapter: the opening of the Miami Center for Architecture & Design (MCAD). After over 3 years of rigorous planning and creating partnerships, Miami will be joining other cities that support such ‘architecture centers’. MCAD is currently under construction. With a soft opening slated for Fall 2013, MCAD will host its grand opening exhibit the first week of December 2013, during Art Basel Miami Beach.
Drawn from Miami will explore our city through the hands of the architects who have shaped it. The exhibit materials will be “drawn” from a variety of resources, including archives, academic institutions, private collectors and, most importantly, the personal collections of individual architects. Drawn from Miami will detach itself from the digital and technological aspects of design; it will focus on the hand drawings as a window into creative and analytical processes, and the personal vision of architects. The exhibition will highlight the continuous yet changing role of drawings, from historical delineation to contemporary sketches and the interaction of analog and digital media. Drawing on materials from Miami’s mix of local, national and international designers, the exhibition will explore the buildings, spaces, master plans and installations that define the city’s identity.