Goss, Adam

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Arch & Urban Planning 493


Adam Goss, Founder and Director of Spirit of Space, is an architect, designer, and filmmaker. He co-founded Spirit of Space in 2006 with RedMike Marianek based on the belief that buildings tell stories. As a team they have become the architecture paparazzi with a filmography of over 200 film shorts for architects and designers such as Jeanne Gang, Steven Holl, Amanda Williams, Wolf Prix, and Daniel Libeskind. His films forever document the contemporary experience of visiting the best design landscapes, buildings, and structures. Through an independent lens, they cultivate empathy for people and place. Spirit of Space films are exhibited in museums, biennials, and galleries, but in keeping with their belief that design should be accessible to everyone almost all of their work is found online and distributed through educational lectures and public events.


BSAS, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2005

Research Focus

Architectural Film


ARCH-390/790: Special Topics, Building Stories Through Film

Selected Work

Dimensions of Citizenship, US Pavilion Venice Architecture Biennale 2018, with Studio Gang
Stone Stories and Amanda Williams Thrival Geographies (In My Mind I See a Line)

Past Forward, The Art Institute of Chicago, 5 films featuring architects Louis Sullivan, Mies van
der Rohe, Bertrand Goldberg, Charlotte Perriand, and Bruce Goff

Color Shift, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, in collaboration with artist Amanda

In search of a new Ouagadougou, Venice Architecture Biennale 2016, with Architect Francis

OPEN ReAction, Chicago Architecture Biennial with OPEN Architects

Art Design Chicago, Terra Foundation for American Art featuring interviews with Hans Ulrich
Obrist, James Goggin, Lisa Lee, Faheem Majeed, Cesareo Romeo, and Robert Storr

Wave/Cave, SHoP Architects for Salone di Mobile

EX of IN, Steven Holl Architects featured in the 2017 Architecture and Design Film Festival NYC

Writers Theatre, Studio Gang Architects featured in the 2017 Architecture and Design Film
Festival NYC

One Day in Life, Studio Daniel Libeskind

Architectonics of Music, Steven Holl Architects, featured in the Milano Design Film Festival
2014 Musee des Confluences, Coop Himmelb(l)au

Jewish Museum Berlin, Studio Daniel Libeskind, winner of an Architizer A+ Award