Stray Dog Cafe is Thom Mayne’s personal art and research space at Morphosis, where he leads a team of young designers and students on research projects, the creation of artworks, and the development of publications that document their creative output. Meet with Thom and his team as we tour the wonderful drawings, models and objects in the space.
Thom Mayne is founding partner of Morphosis, an interdisciplinary and collective architecture and planning practice established in 1972. Mayne’s distinguished honors include the Pritzker Prize (2005) and the American Institute of Architects Gold Medal (2013). He served on the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities from 2009–2016. In 1972, he cofounded the Southern California Institute of Architecture, where he continues to lead the NOW Institute, a graduate-level thinktank for urban sustainability and resilience. Mayne has held teaching positions at Columbia, Yale, the Harvard Graduate School of Design, the Bartlett School of Architecture in London, and the University of Pennsylvania. Recent publications include Strange Networks (2020, Rizzoli), a monograph highlighting his exploration of combinatory systems, and M3 (2023, Rizzoli), a survey of fifty years of models at Morphosis. SFMOMA, MoMA, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among others, hold artworks produced throughout his career.
A collection of general resources, and our favorite reads including children’s classics, non-fiction essays, and serial publications.
A collection of playlists, albums, and podcasts from the A+D Museum’s team, both entertaining and educational.
A collection of films, television series, and video media pertaining to arts and culture, all collected by our team.