Bennett Place Rendering

The Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives initiated a proposal that resulted in the Action, Ideas, Architecture: Arthur Lubetz/Front Studio exhibition that is currently on display at the Heinz Architectural Center of the Carnegie Museum of Art through May 22. The Architecture Archives retained Charles L. Rosenblum, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Architecture, to curate the exhibit, and loaned numerous drawings and models for the show from its Arthur Lubetz Associates Collection.

Arthur Lubetz Associates, now known as Front Studio Architects, has been one of Pittsburgh's most thoughtful and inventive firms, producing provocative buildings rooted in art and the regional context. Lubetz views his buildings as public art, and insists that they serve their users intellectually and experientially as well as functionally. The work addresses the assembly and dissection of mass, and the uses of color, among other themes. The firm’s architectural drawings and models often achieve a high artistic level through experimentation with different presentation techniques.

Arthur Lubetz has completed almost 50 years of architectural practice and 30 years of teaching architecture in the School of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon. In the past, Lubetz was called a maverick; and he continues to be among the most animating spirits of Pittsburgh architecture.

The Carnegie Mellon University Architecture Archives, a part of the University Libraries, collects, conserves and promotes the use of architectural records that document the architects and architecture of Pittsburgh and its region.

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