John Keenen + Terrence Riley

John Keenen + Terrence Riley

Nestled into Miami's RApidly shifting LITTLE RIVER DISTRICT, Primary's permanent home is a hybrid exhibition space responding to new ideas ON THE SUBJECT OF contemporary live / work. Slotted to open late 2018.

Designed by K/R (Keenen/Riley), a knowledge / creativity based practice dedicatED to art and architecture, K/R’s collaborative effort has made distinctive contributions in master planning, urban design, interior design, museum planning, exhibition design, sustainability, and education. 

Terence Riley studied architecture at the University of Notre Dame and Columbia University. In addition to being a practicing architect for over 30 years, Riley has served as the Philip Johnson Chief Curator for Architecture and Design at the Museum of Modern Art and subsequently served as the Director of the Miami Art Museum. Riley played a lead role in the architect selection, programming, and design process for Yoshio Taniguchi's renovation and expansion of MoMA and for the new waterfront building by Herzog & De Meuron for THE PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI (PAMM). 

John Keenen studied art history at Georgetown University and received his Masters of Architecture degree from Columbia University. He has twice been the recipient of a Graham Foundation Grant, and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Palladio Award. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, Parsons School of Design, Rhode Island School of Design, and University of Texas at Austin. Keenen is a former trustee of The Design Trust for Public Space.