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.