U.S. Pavilion — 14th Venice Biennale

Date: 2014
Status: Complete
Category: Institutional, Cultural, Exhibition
Size: 1,200 s.f.
Team: Chris Leong, Dominic Leong, Gabriel Burkett, Tracey Coffin

The U.S. Pavilion for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale is an experimental architecture office that explores and remakes projects from an on-site archive of 1,000 buildings and 200 U.S.-based architecture offices. Leong Leong’s design is a prototype workspace that looks to the future of an architectural office by reflecting on the legacy of architectural production in the U.S. for the past 100 years. The Pavilion responds to the theme of the XIV Architecture Biennale, “Absorbing Modernity: 1914-2014,” by focusing on the ways in which the space, structures, and protocols of the U.S. architectural office have participated in the construction of Modernity.

OfficeUS is a project commissioned by Storefront for Art and Architecture for the Official representation of the United States of America at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition. La Biennale di Venezia curated by Eva Franch i Gilabert, Ana Miljački and Ashley Schafer. For the full creative team, visit www.officeus.org. The project included creative partnerships with Herman Miller and Autodesk.