"There are many walk-in patients without appointments who need to be triaged, so we provided triage rooms immediately adjacent to the waiting areas, which helps reduce waiting times and allows for a greater number of patients to be seen," says Seth Cohen, senior associate at VSBA
and the project manager and co-designer on the health center project.
Corb's strangeness seemed merely personal, Rossi's familiar forms looked disturbingly surreal, and VSBA
's populism was all too obviously elitism in disguise.
One of the most effective displays in Philadelphia is the contextual model of VSBA's controversial Sainsbury Wing of London's National Gallery (1985-91), a complex and witty reflection on the modern history of classicism's associations.
He helps draw our attention to the fact that despite obsession with signs and surface, meaning, for Venturi, can be invested equally in space making and in sequence, a dialogue between spatial form and symbol that marks VSBA's finest designs, from the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College (1973-77) to Gordon Wu Hall at Princeton (1980-83).
The curators arranged a series of bays opening like so many shop fronts off a great corridor that served as the show's organizational spine and paid clear homage to VSBA's preoccupations with Main Street and Las Vegas.