Thought Leadership

Sharon Exley and Peter Exley bring their thought leadership to their work, their mentorship, writing, and speaking. The playmakers and principals participate in national and local conferences, panel discussions, lectures and exhibitions to share the educative process and notions of participatory design to the greater architectural, design, educational and industry-centric communities.

Thought Leadership Through Speaking, Advising & Producing

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 continues to have a very positive impact upon the direction of museum design and masterplanning, and their first book, Design for Kids, has become an important primer for pioneering work in children’s museum design.

In the museum world, Architecture Is Fun continues to have a very positive impact upon the direction of museum design and masterplanning. Their first 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.