Twisted Hippo Grand Opening
Twisted Hippo Taproom and Eatery officially opened their doors January 10, 2019 in Chicago's Albany Park Neighborhood! Embracing bold supergraphics, color, and texture, our design for the interior cultivates an character as unique as Twisted Hippo. "Embrace Your Strange" while you enjoy their delicious libations and eats.
Pivotal Architecture Published
Could Be Architecture's Pivotal Architecture, our proposal for a speculative series of seesaws, is published in See/Saw, the student-run publication of the University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. Many thanks to the editors for inviting us to contribute!
University of Cincinnati Lecture and Workshop
Could Be Architecture is invited to lecture and lead a workshop at the University of Cincinnati DAAP, as part of the School of Architecture and Interior Design's "Business Casual" lecture series featuring emerging creative practices. The workshop explores how to animate architectural ideas while augmenting audience participation. It aims to develop new forms of performative representation that amplify architectural character and articulate specific tones of voice by crafting of scenes, scenario, and scenography.
Installation at Milwaukee Art Museum
Could Be Architecture's 'Seeing Double: The Portmanteau Portmanteau' installation will be exhibited as part of the Portmanteax Exhibition at Milwaukee Art Museum, in tandem with the ACSA 2018 Fall Conference, hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Architecture & Urban Planning.
The exhibition runs October 11–November 4th at Milwaukee Art Museum's Schroeder Galleria, a public space that is open during regular museum hours.
Creative Grounds 8x3
Could Be Architecture contributes 'Carpet Creatures,' an installation to activate classroom 303 in Anthony Overton Elementary, a closed public school in Chicago's Bronzeville neighborhood as part of the Creative Grounds 8x3: Art and Architecture project. Creative Grounds is an initiative led by Borderless Studio to explore the community and urban role of school grounds after the largest public schools closure in Chicago's history.
“Audience(s)” Symposium @ University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Could Be Architecture is one of six invited practices to participate in 100% Contemporary: “Audience(s)”, a symposium and workshop at the School of Architecture & Urban Planning (SARUP) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. 100% Contemporary: “Audience(s)” is organized by Assistant Professors Whitney Moon and Kyle Reynolds.
The Unsolicited Sideshow
The Unsolicited Sideshow at the Chicago Architecture Biennial opens at the Chicago Athletic Association Hotel! The Unsolicited Sideshow is a pop-up exhibition and event series that explores how the contemporary condition of ‘otherness’ informs architectural expression. Curated in collaboration with Chelsea Ross and Matt Harlan, Could Be Architecture lead the exhibition design and fabrication.
Joseph and Zack are selected as summer teaching fellows at Lawrence Tech University's 2017 Critical Practice Studio.
"On Fairy Tales" @ UIC
Joseph and Zack speak at Wednesday Episodes "On Fairy Tales" at UIC School of Architecture, moderated by Stewart Hicks.
'Call for Caricatures'
Joseph and Julia Sedlock's short essay 'A Call for Caricatures' is published in Log 39: The Possibility of Architecture in the Age of Trump.
"StopThePop" in Architect's Newspaper
Zack and Joseph's reporting on the #StopThePop Chicago bungalow preservation campaign (and an accompanying collage) appears in The Architect's Newspaper.
Milwaukee Arts Barge
Joseph's article on the Milwaukee Arts Barge appears in the The Architect's Newspaper.