? Paolo Soleri visited Washington D.C. during his recent east-coast tour in October 2006. During this visit the NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM featured Paolo in their ‘spotlight on design’ lecture series. [from upper left] The museum atrium space.
Paolo views exhibition space with the head of the museums curatorial department, Cathy Frankel, and architect Susan Piedmont-Palladino, who is a curator at the museum.

Paolo was invited to critique design projects of a group of young students at the museum,
and presented his SOLARE design idea to this same student group.

? The expected crowd of about 250 people swelled to 600 people for Soleri’s Powerpoint presentation, and many people lined up after the lecture to have their Soleri books signed.

? Architect Susan Piedmont-Palladino and husband and architect Douglas visited Soleri Archives last week to view Paolo Soleri original work and discuss the scope and theme of a possible exhibition at the National Design Museum in 2008. Director Tomiaki Tamura explains one of Soleri’s impressed aluminum templates.

An interview of Paolo Soleri by architect Susan Piedmont-Palladino is published in the National Building Museum blueprint Volume XXIV, No. 4 Fall 2006.

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