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Patrick Tighe Receives 2011 American Architecture Award

Patrick Tighe’s Out of Memory installation designed for and exhibited in the SCI-Arc Gallery this past spring received the 2011 American Architecture Award from the Chicago Athenaeum.

"Out of Memory" is an experience at the convergence of sound, material, light, form and technology. The installation in the SCI-Arc Gallery was accompanied by a site-specific composition by world-renowned composer Ken Ueno. Constructed entirely of renewable polyurethane spray foam, the interior of the parabolic structure was a three dimensional representation of the sound-scape contained within carved on site by robots.

The American Architecture Award honors significant new buildings, and landscape and planning projects built in the United States and abroad by internationally-renown, established architects. This marks the third American Architecture Award for Tighe.

Tighe's SCI-Arc project and related research has been exhibited internationally, and was recently featured at the Prague Quadriennial, "US Architecture Exhibit," Czech Republic. It is also currently on view at the International Architecture Biennial in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

For more about Patrick Tighe and Out of Memory, including installation images, click here; to read more about the American Architecture award, click here.