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

April 18 – June 15 
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
12:00 noon – 8:00 pm
262 University Avenue West, St. Paul

Exhibit Opening Event

Monday, April 15
6:00 – 9:00 pm
262 University Avenue West, St. Paul
Sekou Cooke and James Garrett, Jr will be in attendance.


Wednesday, April 17
Panel Discussion
3:00 – 5:00 pm at SpringBOX!
262 University Avenue W, St. Paul
Continued conversation and “cypher session”
5:30 – 8:30 pm at University of Minnesota Rapson Hall
89 Church Street SE, Minneapolis
Panelists: Sekou Cooke, Ujijji Davis, James Garrett, Jr., Olalekan Jeyifous 
Moderator: Jennifer Newsom

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to help staff the “Close to the Edge” exhibit. Learn more about opportunity to volunteer.  

Partners & Sponsors

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

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.