This year’s holiday card was drawn by IKM Project Designer, Rachel Park. Please read below for an insight into her process and the significance of her drawing.
Phillips Exeter Academy Library
Exeter, New Hampshire
“I chose to draw the interior of the Phillips Exeter Academy Library designed by architect Louis Kahn because I thought back to visiting it in person during a past college studio trip, and it stuck with me even after a few years. What draws me to architecture in general is how the use of materials and spatial relationships can shape the human experience of just existing in the space. Concrete particularly piques my interest, so the monolithic atrium and the echoing sounds that bounced off of the weathered concrete slabs created such a contrasting ethereal atmosphere that made it so engaging. I chose to draw the space using graphite to capture those textures that encapsulate the peaceful interiors; the softness of the blended shadows and the contrast of the lights shining in help to bring forward the beauty and life of the massive space.”