American Framing. Pavilion of the USA by Paul Andersen, Paul Preissner

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Ania Jaworska, Norman Kelley (Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman), Daniel Shea, Chris Strong, with UIC School of Architecture students Emory Alba, Kassandra Alvarez, Alondra Ayala, Hannah Bernas, Kenda Blanks, Sama Jafarnejad Chaghoshi, M. Lorenze Cordova, Luna Vital Gallego, Nathan Gawlinski, Ronald Hall, Esau Hernandez, Summer Hofford, Andrew Hunt, Andrew Huss, Jeffri Jacobe, Colin Jecha, Nash Kennedy, Tina Kracke, Riley Kyrouac, Sohui Lee, Rizna Rafi Maalouf, Shamsedin Mokhber, Courtney Moushi, Martin Murungi, Kayla Oliver, Yamileth Ovalle, Jacob Patnode, Sam Piombino, Meghan Quigley, Mallory Rabeneck, Ricardo Sandoval, Jocelyn Schneider, Cody Schueller, Martina Smith, Lia Thompson, Julia Turner, Giselle Valle Figueroa, Andreina Yepez, and Roya Zanjani.
Inaugurating on May 21 11am. May 22 to November 21, 2021.
Pavilion of USA at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia 2021. C. Giazzo, 30122 Venezia, Italy.

Paul Andersen

Paul Andersen is a licensed architect, which founded Independent Architecture, a Denver-based office with projects around the world, in 2009. He shapes the office’s agenda and practice, conducting design projects in professional and academic contexts.

He was appointed a Fulbright Specialist in Architecture, teaches at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and has previously been on the architecture faculties of the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and Cornell University.

He has been a guest curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and the Biennial of the Americas and is a co-author of The Architecture of Patterns, Curve Culture, and The Monuments Power the Cars.

His office choreographs the interplay of design and pop culture to create projects that advance architectural thinking while appealing to broad audiences. This approach includes developing new forms of suburban architecture, designing provocative contexts for viewing art, and modifying ordinary objects and materials to make offbeat buildings. Built work includes galleries, a dormitory, and houses, among other building types.

Paul Preissner

Paul Preissner is an American architect, founder of Paul Preissner Architects, an award-winning architecture office from Oak Park, Illinois.

The studio is an ideas workshop where imagination and crude experimentation are used to create unique social spaces characterized by weird juxtapositions, plain materials, and an economy of form. Our thoughts on the problem of housing and houses, furniture and installations, libraries, community centers, museums, schools, stores, and also some other things are available to be seen here on this website.

Work from the office is included in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, has frequently been exhibited internationally, and is widely published. Paul participated in both the 2015 and 2017 Chicago Biennial and is a co-curator of the US Pavilion for the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia.



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