Kevin Roche, FAIA, a third-generation Modernist and 1982 Pritzker Prize winner, embraced the U.S.’s transition to an information-based economy by introducing systems analysis into architecture; his designs were some of the first to include transportation needs and infrastructure.
The National Building Museum’s retrospective Kevin Roche: Architecture as Environment examines the way that his approach appealed to leading postindustrial corporations and institutions, including IBM, the United Nations, and the Ford Foundation. Since 1967, Roche has also continued to shape the Metropolitan Museum of Art (shown) into a greenhouse-like structure, “the kind of building one would expect to find in a park.”
Written by Alexandra Rice. Exhibit at the National Building Museum in DC. Through Dec. 2.