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Michael Maltzan and Stephen Borys

A big part of great architecture is relationships.

Over the last few years I’ve had the pleasure of working with Michael Maltzan on the creation of the Inuit Art Centre at the WAG. We have a fine partnership. Michael and his team are designing the Centre but he has welcomed me into this process; and nowhere is this exercise more enriching than in the MMA studio in Los Angeles.

It’s the one place where we have advanced not just the design for the Inuit Art Centre but the vision and template for the new museum. Michael moves effortlessly between the sketch and the maquette.

And while the finished renderings and models are dazzling and shared with many, the first expressions of his design with pen and paper or folded board are profound in their simplicity and force.

While the WAG is temporarily closed, this series of posts from Director & CEO, Dr. Stephen Borys, shares an artwork from the collection every day until the Gallery reopens. Follow along on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter, or visit our stories section for this and more [email protected] content.

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