Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture

Organized by:
Disney Imagineering, and The Solomon R Guggenheim Foundation, New York

Thomas Krens

Building a Dream: The Art of Disney Architecture featured the work of more than 30 internationally distinguished architects as well as of Walt Disney Imagineering—the planning, design and development division of The Walt Disney Company. The exhibition focused on the way The Walt Disney Company has both inspired and commissioned the work of many of the leading architects of our day for its hotels, productions, facilities, office buildings, sports facilities and housing developments.

Walt Disney Imagineering has been responsible for the design and construction of Disney's theme parks and resorts, and for overseeing the work of architectural studios of the major buildings associated with such properties as Disneyland in Anaheim, California; the Disney Studio complex in Burbank, California; Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida; Disneyland Paris and Tokyo Disneyland. Projects exhibited dated back to the 1950s.