Canadian Exhibit Includes Centerbrook Projects

CENTERBROOK, Conn. -- Centerbrook Architects’ work in engaging the wider public in the design process is included in an exhibition currently on display at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. Titled “The Other Architect,” the exhibit explores “architecture’s potential to address the urgent issues of our time” and runs through April 10, 2016.

In a segment called “Design-A-Thon,” the firm’s experience using television as an urban planning tool is documented through archival TV footage and documents from the Manuscripts and Archives of the Yale University Library. Central to this part of the exhibit is an hour-long live television show about urban design studies produced by the firm and its current partners Chad Floyd, Mark Simon, Jeff Riley, and the late Charles Moore. The firm pioneered engaging citizen participation in public projects it designed for municipalities in Virginia, Ohio, Massachusetts, and New York.

In 2010, at the invitation of Yale, Centerbrook donated its archives to the Manuscripts and Archives Department at the Yale University Library, whose collections are a major resource for teaching architectural history, theory, and practice.