G. Martin Moeller, Jr., senior vice president and curator at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. curated the Unbuilt to Built exhibition, which looks at the influence of the Progressive Architecture Awards.
One of the projects featured in the exhibition is Weiss/Manfredi Architecture/Landscape/Urbanism’s Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle. The project won a P/A Award from Architecture magazine in 2004, and was completed in 2007.
Yamasaki, Leinweber & Associates’ Detroit office for the American Concrete Institute won a P/A Award in 1957 and was completed the following year. Speaking to the building’s lasting influence, Moeller notes that the structure is now home to a social-services group. “And they love the building,” he says. “This building … is now in the hands of an organization you would think couldn’t care less. In fact, they do care.”
The Sea Ranch, Condominium One, Gualala, Calif., 1964–65. Designed by MLTW with Edward B. Allen. The project won a P/A Award in 1965.
Wexner Center for the Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, 1983–89. Designed by Eisenman/Trott Architects. The project won a P/A Award in 1985.