Retrospective exhibition on view in Mexico City

Retrospective exhibition on view in Mexico City

Retrospective exhibition on view in Mexico City

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (Oct. 3, 2011) — The work of Cesar Pelli and Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects is the subject of a retrospective exhibition on view now at the Universidad Nancional Autónoma de México in Mexico City.

“Del croquis al listón: Exposición retrospective – Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects” (“From sketch to ribbon-cutting: Retrospective exhibition – Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects”) tells the story of Pelli’s career from his early years with Eero Saarinen to the present day. More than an overview of the completed work of Pelli and the firm, the exhibition shows how these projects develop. Photographs, drawings, models, and video illustrate the design process from early concepts to finished building. In addition, photographs from the firm’s archive express the culture of the design studio with views of the architects at work.

Starting with Pelli’s time with Saarinen and the subsequent years with DMJM and Gruen Associates, the show includes seminal works such as Sunset Mountain Park and the Pacific Design Center. Pelli’s years at the Yale School of Architecture, where he was dean from 1977 to 1984, are also represented. The majority of the show focuses on Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, drawing projects from the firm’s 34-year history. More than 20 examples are featured, including the Petronas Towers, One Canada Square, National Museum of Art, Osaka, and the Minneapolis Central Library. The exhibition also highlights the firm’s work in Mexico, including projects now in design. Videos include interviews with Pelli and Fred Clarke, co-founder of the firm, discussing Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects’ work in Mexico.

The exhibition is on view at the Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte through February.

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