Holliday for the Defense: Culturemap Calls UT Prof to Rebut Perot Museum Thrashing

by Bill Davenport March 31, 2013
perot gem room

Borg Gem Room

Culturemap Dallas’ Jonathan Rienstra won’t take Christopher Hawthorne’s roasting of the Perot Museum lying down- after the LA Times architecture critic laid into the new museum with everything he’s got (although he missed calling it a “Borg Ship”, perhaps through insufficient availability of dated Star Trek: Next Generation reruns in Los Angeles). Rienstra called UT Arlington architecture professor Kate Holliday for the defense.

Holliday does her best, agreeing with Hawthorne that the building is hostile to its surroundings, but forgiving the decorative concrete facade, and pointing out that her son (perhaps a Star Trek fan?) loves the gem room.

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