In May 2016, the Living Wall project was installed along the façade of Goldsmith Hall, home to UT Austin’s School of Architecture. An investigation of the role of ecology in architecture, the 20 x 25 foot structure is comprised of a patent-pending honeycomb design and native flora specially selected to attract local fauna. Five years in the making, the project tests the limits of what’s possible with green walls through ongoing research and data analysis. Living Wall: Collaboration + Fabrication charts the progression of the project’s cross disciplinary collaboration and multiple fabrication efforts that assisted in its development and research. The exhibition is curated by Associate Professor Danelle Briscoe, one of the lead Project Investigators since its inception in 2010. The Living Wall is a collaboration with the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center.
Opening reception on Wednesday, August 31 at 5:00 pm