The 2018 graduating class and Kapila Silva’s Architecture 508 studio traveled to Dallas – Fort Worth on Sept 4. The students visited museums in the Dallas – Fort Worth area. The museum trip was designed to prepare the students for the studio’s project, Museum of Agnotology.
In the Fort – Worth area the students saw Kimbell Arts Museum, Tadao Ando’s Modern Art Museum and Philip Johnson’s Water Garden. In Dallas, students visited Norman Foster’s Winspear Opera House, Rem Koolhaas’ Wiley Theatre, Renzo Piano’s Nasher Sculpture Center, Tom Mayne’s Natural History Museum and a few others.
The students’ project is centered on cultural precincts containing museums and art centers in cities. The students will be asked to look at the social and cultural role of bringing vitality to urban life.