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Tezuka Architects, 'Site Plan #1, Fuji Kindergarten, Tokyo, Japan,' 2005, marker on trace, Gift of Tezuka Architects

Growing the Collection: Architecture at CMOA

The Heinz Architectural Center

How do architects explore ideas? Even in our digital age, architects work through drawings and models. Along with photographs, these visualizations help us understand buildings we may never see firsthand. The Heinz Architectural Center, part of Carnegie Museum of Art, promotes understanding of the built environment through exhibitions, collections, and public programs. Growing the Collection is designed to inspire this summer’s class of architecture campers, as well as visitors to the galleries.

The exhibition features drawings, models, and photographs acquired by the Heinz Architectural Center within the past three years. The works on view relate to projects ranging across place and time: from Pittsburgh to South America, from the American Gilded Age to contemporary Japan. Many of these objects have never been exhibited before now.

Growing the Collection: Architecture at CMOA includes works by:

  • Hélène Binet
  • El Equipo Mazzanti
  • Leonardo Finotti
  • Grafton Architects
  • Günter Günschel
  • HHF Architects
  • Arthur Lubetz Associates
  • Johnston Marklee
  • Dennis Marsico
  • Pezo von Ellrichshausen
  • Aaron Rose
  • Peter Salter
  • SPBR Arquitetos
  • Ezra Stoller
  • Tezuka Architects

Growing the Collection is organized by Raymund Ryan, curator of architecture.


Exhibition Images

Drawing of a house in cross-section

Peter Salter, ‘Early Sectional Elevation, Walmer Yard Housing, London, England,’ 2004, ink, pencil and acrylic on architectural paper, Drue Heinz Trust

Photograph of geometric stilt structure with staircase leading up the side

Leonardo Finotti (photographer), ‘Water Towers at Open City, Ritoque, Chile,’ 2010, inkjet print, printed 2016, Carnegie Museum of Art, Purchased with funds from Elise Jaffe + Jeffrey Brown

Wooden model of a modern house

Arthur Lubetz Associates (architects), ‘Model, Pfeiffer House, Squirrel Hill, Pittsburgh, PA,’ c. 1980, cardboard, metallic paper, clear Lucite™, wooden dowels, and wire, Carnegie Museum of Art, Gift of Arthur Lubetz