2018 Architecture and Design Films Showcase
Dir. Mark Noonan
Still working at age ninety-five, Pritzker Prize–winning Irish American architect Kevin Roche is an enigma.

He’s reached the pinnacle of his profession, but has little interest in celebrity. Despite a lifetime of acclaimed work that includes the Oakland Museum of California, United Nations Plaza, the Ford Foundation headquarters, and forty years of designing new galleries for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, he has no intention of ever retiring and keeps looking forward. Roche’s architectural philosophy focuses on creating “a community for a modern society,” and he was creating green buildings well before they entered public discussion. The film transcends the world of architecture to present a life philosophy we can all aspire to. (2017, 82 min, digital)

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Lead Image: Mark Noonan, Kevin Roche: The Quiet Architect (2017); Courtesy the distributor.