SCI-Arc Design Faculty, Alumnus Selected for U.S. Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale

Twelve winning design teams have been announced for the United States Pavilion at the 2016 Venice Biennale, including design faculty Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom of Pita+Bloom and Andrew Zago of Zago Architecture, and alumnus Albert Pope (B.Arch '78) of Present Future. The exhibition is titled The Architectural Imagination and will explore the possibilities of Detroit as a laboratory for “the innovative power of architecture.”


Balloon Frame, MoMA PS1 YAP 2014 Courtesy: Pita+Bloom

The 12 winners of the open call for portfolios will travel to Detroit in the fall for site visits and community meetings and to begin work on their designs. Their mission: to propose urban solutions that can be applied in cities around the world to address 21st-century social and environmental issues. Curators Cynthia Davidson and Monica Ponce de Leon selected the 12 teams of architects from more than 250 submissions.