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Photo: James Dayton Design
In May 2005, Metropolis wrote that Minneapolis “seems poised to become a major design mecca,” citing the new Walker, our myriad advertising, design and architecture firms, and rich cultural offerings. The American Institute of Architects seems to agree: they just named Minneapolis-based James Dayton as one of six recipients of their Young Architects Awards for 2006. Dayton, who appeared here in October as part of our ongoing series Drawn Here: Contemporary Design in Conversation (available in the Walker Chanel archives), was recognized for being an architect (licensed less than ten years) who has made a “significant contributions to the profession early in their careers.” Mentored by Frank Gehry, Dayton’s projects include the future MacPhail Center for Music and the Bookmen Lofts, both in Minneapolis. Congratulations, James.
Drawn Here continues February 16 with Charlie Lazor, creator of the FlatPak home featured in the current Walker exhibition Some Assembly Required: Contemporary Prefabricated Houses. The talk will be broadcast on the Walker Channel.