Architecture and Design Museum

by A+D Museum
Wilshire Boulevard Location

SOUPERgreen featured five architectural propositions that explored the way that technology—reviled by many as the source of the environmental problem and revered by others as its potential solution—can promote and enhance a far more constructive engagement between architecture and the environment. This “souped up” approach to green architecture was achieved by leveraging the expressive potential of a meaner, greener technology in order to produce architecture that is not only environmentally responsible by quantifiable measures, but which also critically and positively promotes more expressive, exuberant, rad, boss, and totally stoked green experiences.

This exhibition featured newly completed projects by Doug Jackson, Wes Jones, Aryan Omar, Steven Purvis, and Randolph Ruiz—five architects and designers who have each produced widely publicized and celebrated work renowned for its emphasis on the expressive and transformative potential of technology. Collectively this group represented a vision that is both unique and uniquely consistent within the discipline of architecture, but one that is also rich, nuanced, and informed by a broad range of experience and expertise.

Doug Jackson is the principal of the Doug Jackson Design Office and is also a professor at the Cal Poly College of Architecture and Environmental Design in San Luis Obispo.

Wes Jones is the principal of Jones, Partners: Architecture and a professor at the Southern California Institute of Architecture

Aryan Omar is a designer with Richard Meier & Partners Architects

Steven Purvis is the principal of APLSD Design

Randolph Ruiz is the principal of AAA Architecture and a professor at the California College of the Arts