Center for Architecture: Context/Contrast

The exhibition Context\Contrast: New Architecture in Historic Districts, 1967–2009, at the Center for Architecture, examines new architecture in historic districts from 1967-2009. Playing off the main theme of the show, the exhibition design was organized around the principle of layering—one element (context) overlaying another (contrast). This concept started with the logo and was further developed with the print material and exhibition graphics. PS collaborated with architecture and industrial design firm, Moorhead & Moorhead, to develop the exhibition design. The existing context for each neighborhood was introduced by a large-scale photograph mounted directly on the wall. Powder-coated aluminum channels were used to create display shelves in each neighborhood. Featured architectural projects were placed on these shelves which overlapped the wall-mounted context images.