CLIENT: AMERICAN SOCIETY OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERS(ASME)
PROJECT: National Headquarters
New York, NY
DESIGN: Elvira Sukner Gershengorn
ROLE: Curator of collection
Founded in 1888 by a group of leading industrialists, ASME is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering collaboration across engineering disciplines. Coinciding with their relocation into new headquarters, the organization wanted to celebrate current and future innovations with a nod to the past. SRFA applied a 21st century aesthetic to the presentation of 19th century archival materials which included bronze portrait busts, oil paintings, and historic documents and artifacts.
Working with ASME’s President of Engineering for Change, SRFA created a presentation of retail products engineered by ASME members that improve the quality-of-life for diverse global communities with limited resources as they address issues such as sustainability, water purification, and solar power.