Herman Miller Design Ride: Northwestern Exposure
Saturday, August 26th – 2pm
Northwest Modernism developed in the years after WWII, combining ideas common to the international Modern movement with concerns specific to our region: wood construction, an intimate connection with outdoor spaces and an appreciation for the visual power of industrial and agricultural buildings. The second generation of NW Modernism has been defined in large part by two firms: The Miller-Hull Partnership and Weinstein AU. For over forty years, they have pushed the boundaries of Modernism with their highly expressive structures and playful choices of materials and colors.
Lead by Stefan Hampden and Forrest Murphy of CAST Architecture, The Herman Miller Design Ride will take in local civic and commercial building designed by these two offices between the late 1990s and the present, including many award-winning projects built within the last five years. The tour will also include several of the most influential projects by post-war architect Paul Thiry, whose work in the 50's and 60's was a major influence on the founders of both firms. The ride should last around two hours. Come prepared with a puncture repair kit, a snack, and helmet. Pedals with foot retention are not required.
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