The 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale Features SCI-Arc Design Faculty and Alumnus

The 15th International Architecture Exhibition opens this Saturday, May 28 in Venice.

The exhibition includes 88 participants from 37 countries. The United States Pavilion features work from design faculty Florencia Pita and Jackilin Hah Bloom of Pita+Bloom and Andrew Zago of Zago Architecture as well as alumnus Albert Pope (B.Arch '78) of Present Future. The exhibition, titled The Architectural Imagination, explores the possibilities of Detroit as a laboratory for “the innovative power of architecture.”

The participants of the U.S. Pavilion traveled to Detroit last fall to conduct research for their designs. The mission was 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.