Lorcan O’Herlihy’s work featured in Carnegie Museum of Art exhibit

Lorcan O’Herlihy’s work featured in Carnegie Museum of Art exhibit


The upcoming exhibit “Sketch to Structure” at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMOA) in Pittsburgh will feature the work of USC Architecture faculty Lorcan O’Herlihy, as well as Richard Neutra and Steven Holl. Through sketches, plans, renderings, and models, the exhibition explores the often circuitous and challenging architectural design process.


“I am very excited to be a part of this exhibition that focuses on process and the development of ideas, which are important in forming an understanding of architecture.” said O’Herlihy.


The exhibit will include the acrylic concept model and sketches for Formosa1140, the Lorcan O’Herlihy Architects housing project in West Hollywood, which has won numerous awards, including the 2010 AIA National Housing Award. These pieces were featured in MOCA’s “A New Sculpturalism” exhibition, catching the attention of Raymund Ryan, Curator of Architecture at the Heinz Architectural Center at CMOA.


“Lorcan combines professional seriousness with the eye of an artist,” said Ryan. “He has painted and sketched ever since his student days, and some of that aesthetic and sense of exploration imbues the architecture, most obviously, its color palette and composition. A key aspect of Lorcan’s work is its evolution in scale to increasingly complex buildings with urban impact. Each of these larger buildings exhibits a characteristic personality due at least in part to Lorcan’s artistic experimentation.”


The exhibit runs from January 31 to May 25, 2015. Find more information here