American architect Terence Riley, former chief curator of architecture and design at MoMA and founding partner of Keenen/Riley Architects, has passed away.
“He was an earnest, serious, brilliant curator”
Riley presided over a major expansion by Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi that was completed in 2004. The project saw the museum’s architecture section moved out of a neglected side room and given a prominent place on the third floor of the new building.
“Shocked and so very sad to learn of the death today of Terry Riley, who meant so much to the architecture culture of both New York and Miami,” architecture critic Paul Goldberger wrote on Twitter.
“He was an earnest, serious, brilliant curator, designer, writer and friend to so many of us. The world is diminished.”
Championing Miami as a destination
In 2006, he became the director of the Miami Art Museum and moved to Florida, where he lived until the end of his life.
Riley led the museum’s Architect Selection Committee and was involved in the design process for its $220 million new home by Herzog & de Meuron. He stepped down in 2010 just after designs for the building were finalised.
Riley taught at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, the University of Miami School of Architecture and other architecture schools while heading up K/R’s satellite office in Miami.
He continued to champion the city as a destination for architecture and design, creating several mixed-use and retail buildings for the city’s design district.
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