Let’s look around. What happened to architectural design? Do our buildings all look the same? Do you even remember? Has architecture lost its connection to its public?

Architecture is the art and technique of designing and building. We will take this as a starting point asking ourselves what the status of architecture as an art and design practice is. We believe that architecture connects to us humans through design and ask how architectural design can effect and shape human experience to improve our lives. 

For 2024, in collaboration with the Pittsburgh Platform and the AIA Pittsburgh, we are gathering architects, landscape architects, city architects, academia, critics and other disciplines to reformulate the value of architectural design in a series of conversations called Architecture Matters.

Program 2024

2024.05.16 | We are now gearing up for the third conversation in the series Architecture Matters connecting architects from Pittsburgh and Sweden:

Bea Spolidoro & Eric Fisher | FisherArch
Erica Cochran Hameen | CMU School of Architecture
Greg Coni | GBBN
Jeff Murray | CannonDesign

Anders Larsson | BAS ID
Anna Rex | Vardag Arkitekter
Björn Förstberg | Förstberg Ling
Samuel Vilson | Reppen Vilson
Taiga Koponen & Mikael Stenqvist | Koponen Stenqvist

2024.05.03 | On Friday May 3, we hosted our the second conversation in the series with architects from New York City and Sweden:

Brian Tabolt | Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Jerry van Eyck | !Melk
Suchi Reddy | Reddymade Design

Anna Sunnerö | Sunnerö
Erik Bruhn | Archus
Jakob Örtendahl | Semrén + Månsson
Ola Kjellander | Kjellander Sjöberg


2024.03.25 | On Monday March 25, we hosted our first conversation in the series with the Swedish architects:

Anders Larsson | BAS ID
Björn Förstberg | Förstberg Ling
Ola Kjellander | Kjellander Sjöberg
Taiga Koponen & Mikael Stenqvist | Koponen Stenqvist
Fabian Reppen & Samuel Vilson | Reppen Vilson
Jakob Örtendahl | Semrén + Månsson
Caroline Björk Novak | Urban Minds