Letters to the Mayor is an itinerant exhibition that displays letters written by architects to their city mayors. The project has been presented in Athens, Bogota, Buenos Aires, Lisbon, Madrid, Mariupol, Mexico, New York, Panama City, Sao Paulo, Taipei, and Taichung. Sponsored by the Nashville Civic Design Center (NCDC), Nashville is the first U.S. city outside of New York to be a part of the program.
One hundred Nashville architects have written letters that are on display at the NCDC. JJCA's letter from David Brown to Nashville's Mayor Megan Barry recommends a more thoughtful approach to the design of the area around the intersection of Trousdale Drive and Harding Place. A Nashville microcosm of small businesses, young families, a growing refugee popuation, this is the home of JJCA. We've responded to Mayor Barry's recent challenge to be a city that asks, "What can we do for you, not what can you do for me?" by offering to use our master planning skills to be a part of the solution to better connecting the neighborhood in which we work.
Letters to the Mayor will be on display through February 3, 2018 at the NCDC.