54Jeff: An Ideas Competition

54 Jefferson

Although I won’t be returning to Grand Rapids to exhibit with SiTE:LAB this September, I have been invited to partake in a new project this fall called 54Jeff.

SiTE:LAB’s founders Paul Amenta and Tom Clinton have to put together a design competition to find a new purpose for the former Grand Rapids Public Museum located at 54 Jefferson. (This is the building where I exhibited within the Mammal Hall last year, creating 27 architectural interventions within the habitat dioramas.) Since 1994, the Museum has been closed to the public and now the challenge is to find a new way for the building to serve the public. 54Jeff wants to know what innovative ways this can be done.

I am honored to be a juror for this competition along with Reed Kroloff, Eva Franch i Gilabert, and Steven Zacks. Looking forward to being a part of this exciting new venture!

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54Jeff: An Ideas Competition