Meta-Institute, 1994-1995
Colored pencil on panel
23 x 12.5 inches
58.4 x 31.8 cm

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Lebbeus Woods was born in Lansing, Michigan, in 1940. The son of an accomplished military engineer, he worked with Kevin Roche at Eero Saarinen and Associates before turning decisively, in the mid-1970s, to independent, conceptual work staged through drawings, models, and installations. He co-founded the Research Institute for Experimental Architecture and is a Professor of Architecture at the Cooper Union as well as a lecturer at the European Graduate School. The author of many books and subject of many exhibitions worldwide, his writings and drawings have inspired architects, film directors, story-writers, and dreamers of all kinds.


Woods’ drawings are held in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Carnegie Museum of Modern Art; the Getty Research Institute; and the Museum für angewandte Kunst (MAK), Vienna

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February 24 - April 14, 2012
Friedman Benda, New York, NY
Remembering Lebbeus Woods
Modern Magazine
Spring 2013
The Lives They Lived
The New York Times Magazine
December 30, 2012
Why the Unbuilt Visions of Architect Lebbeus Woods Matter
November 9, 2012
En Memoria de Lebbeus Woods
November 7, 2012
Lebbeus Woods, Architect Who Bucked Convention, Dies at 72
New York Times,
October 31, 2012
Architect offers hope amid the globe's ruin and rubble
The Globe and Mail,
April 6, 2012
Lebbeus Woods: Early Drawings
Time Out,
March 29, 2012
Ever the Visionary, Lebbeus Woods Gets Real
Architectural Record,
March 26, 2012