From Princeton University School of Architecture: Exhibition Models presents 18 models collected by Heinrich Klotz, historian of Brunelleschi and chronicler of postmodernism, as he formed the German Architecture Museum (DAM).  16 of these models were made between 1965 and 1983 and were acquired directly from the architects while 2 replicate models Klotz commissioned from local model makers because he was unable to acquire the originals. The installation at Princeton University’s School of Architecture restages a publicity photograph taken in the auditorium shortly after the museum opened in 1984. A video-feed connects this recreation to Super Model, an installation of DAM clones, model replicas, on view at “Make New History,” the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial.”


In collaboration with Sylvia Lavin, Jessica Colangelo, and Erin Besler, Norman Kelley provided exhibition design and fabrication for Super Model exhibition. 





Sharon Johnston, Mark Lee


September 19, 2017 - January 17, 2018


2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial: Make New History


Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago, Illinois, USA

Princeton University School of Architecture, Princeton, New Jersey, USA

Project Team

Sylvia Lavin, Erin Besler, Jessica Colangelo, Thomas Kelley, Carrie Norman, Abigail Chang


Steven Hall