Architect Cedric Price and I collaborated on the idea of a portable museum...a picture frame, about two by three inches, which became the museum's structure...a minuscule museum on the move...

Hans Ulrich Obrist in Ways of Curating (2014)   

The Teeny Tiny Traveling Exhibition

2018 | 2020

Twelve architects, each in turn, are asked to create a sketch.  The subject matter is broadly defined; it could be the individual architect’s favorite historic building, or a favorite building of their own design, or an unrealized project they have a concept for but is unbuilt, or a detail of a project.  The requirements of the sketch are dimensional: a format of two (2) inches by three (3) inches with a horizontal orientation. Once created, the sketch will be placed in a small frame, and travel in the coat pocket of LJHS Executive Director Heath Fox. It will be shown at small group meetings in locations occasioned by the Director's work schedule. Each architect's sketch will travel in this way and be shown for a period of two months, after which it will transition online to this webpage. After the two year traveling period needed to accommodate the twelve sketches, the original sketches will become part of the LJHS archival collection, and the digital exhibition will reside online, creating a record of architectural gestures at the end of the 21st century’s second decade.  Curated by Heath Fox.


Laura DuCharme Conboy AIA

Virginia Way from Olivette Lane, La Jolla | September-October 2018

The Anna Vickers House (HRB 1270) is a historically listed property that the architect rehabilitated in 2017. The exterior façade color was modernized to a gray tone, and the interior, courtyard, and pool areas were updated to contemporary designs aligned with the living style of the residents.  The sketch view is of the renovated rear entrance area as seen from Olivette Lane. 

Hector Perez

Balcón | November-December 2018 

This sketch illustrates plans for an unrealized condominium building set to the rear of an extant 1920s Spanish Revival bungalow in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego.  The bungalow’s existing location and volume, adjacent to the street, is annotated by dashed lines.

Jennifer Luce FAIA

Egg | January-February 2019

This sketch is a detail of the Nissan Design Studio, Detroit, circa 2005.  The architect’s projects emphasize texture, space, and light; and the Egg’s surface space, a double layer of perforated metal, glows and creates a moray pattern effect as the light changes day to day.

James Alcorn AIA

Belvedere Promenade | March-April 2019

 An unrealized project at La Jolla’s Prospect Street and Girard Avenue ‘dip.’  This proposal would relocate two-way vehicular traffic to what is currently the lower elevation, westbound lane of Prospect Street.  The upper elevation, eastbound lane would be converted into a pedestrian-friendly promenade.  A new viewing point would overlook Scripps Park, the Pacific Ocean, and the shoreline to the north.