School of Architecture
Emily Abbruzo is currently examining the shifting role of the museum in the modern urban environment. Important concepts of the project are the development of semi-public urban spaces and the cross infiltration between cultural and popular spheres (specifically, retail). Her research focuses on a variety of issues, from the incorporation of technology in museum exhibits, to community outreach, to the infiltration of the museum shop. An architectural and design focus guides this research, which looks specifically at new retail and cultural spaces in New York.