Sharon Exley and Peter Exley bring creativity and thought leadership to their work, their mentorship, strategic planning, writing, and speaking. The playmakers and principals participate in national and local conferences, panel discussions, lectures, workshops, and exhibitions to share the educative process and notions of participatory design to the greater architectural, design, educational and industry-centric communities.
Consulting, Speaking & Thought Leadership Voiced
Recent speaking engagements include AIA Puerto Rico, NeoCon Chicago, Nelson-Atkins Museum Kansas City, and the Lazio/Rome Chamber of Commerce in Italy.
Sharon Exley was content advisor to Extraordinary Playscapes, the Boston Design Museum traveling exhibit on the history, science and importance of play. Her work was featured within the show.
The studio produced An Architectural Circle for the 2016 Chicago Architecture Biennial and a series of events for the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Chicago Artists Month in which Peter Exley was named as featured artist. For the 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial, Architecture Is Fun designed AIA Chicago’s Pop-Up Gallery, Functional Objects By Architects.
In the museum world, Architecture Is Fun has a very positive impact upon the direction of museum design and masterplanning. Their book, Design for Kids, is an important primer for pioneering work in children’s museum design.Peter Kuttner, FAIA President, Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc.
To invite Sharon or Peter to speak and inspire at your next event, please give our studio a call.