McCormick AfterParti rendering
McCormick AfterParti rendering

Could Be Architecture: McCormick AfterParti

January 25 – April 12, 2020

Could Be Architecture, a collaborative duo of Joseph Altshuler and Zack Morrison (Elmhurst), designs “seriously playful spaces, things and happenings that celebrate what your world could be”. Their clever wordplay sets the tone for the show; “parti” refers to the basic diagrammatic concept layout for an architectural design.

Visitors to the exhibition are invited to explore the home in its original 1952 floor plan by ducking through rounded portholes into various rooms, relaxing on pull-out seating in the living room, enjoying culinary delights on shapely kitchen cabinets during exhibition-related events, while younger visitors play with architectural blocks in the house’s dedicated playroom space.

During the exhibition, the house will be the site of numerous events and audience interactions, highlighting the space as one of continual inspiration, while also having open discussions about past/future preservation efforts. Much like a home, it is not a corded off space, but rather filled with movement, light, activity, conversation, and much more.