Upcoming Events and Exhibitions

The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

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Plastic Architecture

This exhibition presents the work of Mania Aghaei Meibodi and Wes McGee, who have been exploring the use of plastics as building façade elements through computational design and digital fabrication.

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COVID-19 Resources

Links to materials for the students, faculty members and staff of The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture

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Online Exhibition | Franco Purini

This online exhibition features hand drawings by the Italian architect Franco Purini, also on view in the Foundation Building's Third Floor Hallway Gallery.

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Online Exhibition | Prowler: Brazil, Spain & Portugal

The Architecture Archive is pleased to present a selection of photos from the Stanley Prowler Travel Photos collection documenting Prowler's trips to Brazil in 1978, and to Spain and Portugal in 1986.

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