This is the first of what I hope are many Presenting Architecture Blog posts whose idea and or concept was forwarded to me by a Presenting Architecture member. A huge thanks for this goes to architectural artist and author Tom Schaller who is a great friend and early member of Presenting Architecture. Tom’s work can be seen in many places including: Presenting Architecture Directory www.twschaller.com
Visualization artists and model makers often work on projects that never get built. Certain to never see the light of day many proposals are destined for file drawers or even the trash, models can really be left behind and go into disrepair. Thanks to the National Building Museum, at least some treasured artworks are kept safe. For Unbuilt Washington, there are many images and models that are not only safe, but the actual subject of an exhibit! Without these archived pieces, the story of what could have been in Washington DC could not be told.
- Follow @BuildingMuseum and #Unbuilt on Twitter.
- Check out an interactive map of some of the Unbuilt Washington sites.
- Watch curator Martin Moeller discussing some of the rare models featured in the exhibition.
- Read “What Should a Capitol Look Like?” by curator Martin Moeller.
Without help from these sponsors, this exhibit surely would not have happened
James G. Davis Construction Corporation
Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts
The exhibition is presented in partnership with The American Institute of Architects, AIA Legacy, ARCHITECT Magazine, Hanley Wood, the Washington Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAǀDC), and the Washington Architectural Foundation.
The National Building Museum gratefully acknowledges the collaboration of the Library of Congress, the principal lender to this exhibition.