The Unbuilt Arboretum

Unrealized structures of Fay Jones for the Crosby Arboretum

School of Art Design and Art History

SUMMARY: Virtual reality and newly created physical models bring to life the unbuilt structures of one of the 10 most important American architects of the century.

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The Unbuilt Arboretum

Opening Duke Gallery Court | Oct. 24, 5-7p
Exhibition Grace Street Gallery in Duke Hall through Nov. 4

E. Fay Jones (1921-2004) was an internationally known architect from Arkansas who won the American Institute of Architects’ highest honor in 1990, the AIA Gold Medal, and is recognized as one of the 10 most important American architects of the century. One of his most well-known structures, the Pinecote Pavilion in Picayune, MS, is in the Crosby Arboretum. While the Pinecote Pavilion was completed, the remainder of Jones’ Master Plan, including five other beautifully designed structures, was never fully realized. "The Unbuilt Arboretum" brings to life the unbuilt works that Jones created to fit into the landscape of the Crosby Arboretum through virtual reality recreations of the unbuilt works as well as models and drawings of the project. An exhibition of four unrealized buildings, intended to accompany the renowned Pinecote Pavilion, as proposed by E. Fay Jones for the Crosby Arboretum. The exhibition will feature, among many artifacts, never published original drawings and video, as well as newly created physical and virtual reality models of the unbuilt structures 

Through CVPA's Dorothy Liskey Wampler Distinguished Professorship of Art Series, Hans C. Herrmann, AIA, LEED AP, NCARB, Professor of Architecture at Mississippi State University and the sole practitioner of H. Herrmann Design, will give the opening lecture. With degrees in Architecture and Landscape Architecture both his professional work and teaching have received numerous international, national, and regional awards and recognitions from organizations such as the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, American Institute of Architects, Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the Architecture + Construction Alliance.

Published: Thursday, October 20, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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