This drawing was architect Rafael Viñoly’s presentation concept sketch for Verizon Hall, home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, as it appears from the west. Watercolors are an integral part of Viñoly’s working process, used in the early design stages to formalize his organizing concepts. Following the watercolors, more precise drawings present the actual resolution of the design.
Drawing: Design for Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA, West Elevation. Rafael Viñoly (Uruguayan, b. 1944). United States, ca. 1996. Brush and watercolor on thick white paper. 14 3⁄16 x 19 15⁄16 in. (360 × 507 mm). Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Gift of Rafael Viñoly, 2010-17-1