Welcome to the site for Curatorial Resources & Research (CRR), my consulting company that assists architects, playground patrons, synagogue building committees. That sounds like an odd mix of clients, right? It is not such a strange combination because these are the three sectors - all linked by my research, writing, lecturing on architect Louis I. Kahn - that I have been serving for over a decade.
I am an architectural historian (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 1997) who has written two books on Kahn. The Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts supported publication of Louis I. Kahn's Trenton Jewish Community Center (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000) and the Lucius N. Littauer Foundation helped fund Louis I. Kahn's Jewish Architecture: Mikveh Israel and the Midcentury American Synagogue (Brandeis University Press, 2009).
Inspired by the collaboration between Kahn and sculptor Isamu Noguchi on the Adele R. Levy Playground (unbuilt, New York City, 1961-65), I wrote American Playgrounds: Revitalizing Community Space (University Press of New England, 2005). The Graham Foundation generously aided publication.
The companion volume, The Science of Play: How to Build Playgrounds that Enhance Children's Development (University Press of New England) was published in November 2014.
Feel free to contact me for information about keynote speeches that I can give or how I can help you when you initiate a project. I would be pleased to tell you about my fee schedule and availability.
Susan G. Solomon