Who We Are:
Architecture Is Fun, Inc. develops award-winning architecture, interiors, exhibits, and interpretive experiences. Specializing in educative design™ for visionary clients, Architecture Is Fun collaborates with restaurants, performance facilities, museums, science centers, libraries, parks, and entertainment-based attractions to create meaningful play and learning environments that are relevant, here in the United States and internationally.
Please download curriculum vitae here:
CV: Sharon Exley MAAE ASID
CV: Peter Exley RIBA
Architecture Is Fun creates architecture through the collaborative exploration of new paradigms of play and participatory experience. In 1994, following traditional paths in the architecture and design professions, and with a young child in tow, Sharon and Peter Exley noted a lack of advocacy for interactive, play-based, and entertainment-centric architecture. Presented with a hands-on assignment at the prestigious Chicago Children’s Museum, they elected to devote their professional practice to designing substantive play environments for adults and children. Mindful to learn from both informal and formal places and architectural precedents, they elevate the standards of design for experiential environments.
The firm espouses innovative approaches to design, design and art education, and nurturing young design talent. Architecture Is Fun lectures, performs, chitchats, exhibits, writes, and participates in educational events around the world. Collaboration is part and parcel of every project, and, while the portfolio is varied, all projects share the same common goals: beauty, richness, complexity, simplicity, familiarity, accessibility, sustainability, and the power of play.