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Reading, PA (January 10, 2017) – GoggleWorks Center for the Arts is pleased to present Building Berks: Art in Architecture, from  January 14 through February 19in the Cohen Gallery East.

The exhibition focuses on buildings constructed within the boundaries of Berks County, including several by internationally renowned Boston firm, Kallmann, McKinnell, & Wood Architects, as well as those designed by Berks County architecture firms, but located elsewhere.

A variety of architectural project types will be represented, including residential, public, historic restoration, adaptive reuse, and conceptual–most notably, a space station for Mars–through various forms of architectural media; including, freehand drawings, renderings in various media, hand-drawn measured drawings, detailed construction documents, images of study models, 2d computer drawings, and 3d models. The overall effect gives viewers an idea of how architects, past and present, think through various phases of the design process and communicate these ideas visually to their clients and builders.

Participating firms include: Carol Clouse, RA; Designworks Architects, PC; GWWO, Inc. Architects; Kallmann, McKinnell, & Wood Architects; Kautter & Kelley Architects; Lou Masciotti Architects; Meister-Cox Architects; Muhlenberg Greene Architects, LTD; Watkins Architect, LTD

Building Berks: Art in Architecture opens the evening of January 13th, with a free talk by architect Bruce Wood, FAIA, LEED AP, CSI, principal of Kallman, McKinnell, & Wood Architects, in the Boscov Film Theatre at GoggleWorks starting at 5:30pm. A reception follows in the Cohen Gallery.

Also opening on January 13th, from 5:30-7:30pm, #GOGGLARC –a photographic exhibition of works by local high school students who were invited to think about and openly critique their built environment through Instagram posts. The participating students were invited to meet at GoggleWorks for a series of free, Saturday workshops, where they learned about traditional photographic printing processes from a professional photographer/artist. Ultimately, the students assembled their images into an LED monitor slideshow and printed 2d formats. #GOGGLARC  will be on view through February 19 in the Schmidt Gallery.