The exhibition – curated and designed by Sekou Cooke, assistant professor at the Syracuse University School of Architecture – exhibits the work of 21 practitioners, academics, and students who are at the center of this emerging architectural movement – including St. Paul-based 4RM+ULA architecture and its principal, James Garrett Jr., AIA, NOMA, 2019 recipient of the national AIA Young Architects Award. The exhibit premiered at the Center for Architecture in New York City in fall of 2018 and has received significant attention from the national architecture press and generated great public interest.

Exhibit & Events Schedule

Free and Open to the Public

Donations to the Wigington Minority Scholarship Fund of the Minnesota Architectural Foundation are encouraged (checks, credit or debit cards only).

Regular Exhibit Hours

Regular exhibit hours are now over. Attend artist takeovers to see the exhibit.

The Current interviewed Sekou Cooke, James Garrett, Jr, and PaviElle French to learn about the Hip-Hop Architecture exhibit. Listen to their segment to learn more about this exciting exhibit (25:40) and (38:45) here

Learn about the origins of Hip Hip Architecture and more in this MinnPost article.

Artist Takeovers

Local artists, beat makers and rappers will be taking over the Hip-Hop Architecture exhibit in June and July. Look for more event details as they become available!

Artist Takeover: Hip-Hop Architecture Neighborhood Celebration with Juxtaposition Arts
Saturday, June 29, 5 – 8 pm

The SpringBOX exhibit will be dressed up as a neighborhood block party; to recreate an environment that reflects Hip-Hop culture and builds a sense of community. The space will be designed using the elements of Hip-Hop. James Garrett Jr., AIA, NOMA, will share a presentation on the ways that architecture and Hip-Hop are connected.

Partners & Sponsors

Substantial financial and in-kind support is also provided by:

The Knight Foundation
American Institute of Architects Minneapolis
American Institute of Architects Minnesota
National Organization of Minority Architects, Minneapolis-St. Paul chapter
Minnesota Architectural Foundation
Rosco Laboratories, Inc.

Additional Information

View the Press Release.

Questions or requests for additional information should contact AIA St. Paul.