The Good Gallery Room

April 08, 2024

Mark Wagner and Larry Speck unravel the design decisions that shaped some of the most unforgettable museums, including the 9/11 Museum and Memorial, the Frick Collection, the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden and Museum, and the Museum of the Big Bend. Tune in to discover the nuanced play of lighting, the complexities of preserving historic architecture, the imperative of accessibility, and the evolving relationship between art and our daily experiences.

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Tully Mahoney

With a background in Quantitative Economics, Tully brings a fresh perspective to Page's Storytelling team. She excels in simplifying complex ideas to make the architecture and engineering industry more accessible to a wider audience. As the host of Page’s Podcast, The Good Room, Tully dives into the narratives behind our built world and the minds that shape it. The podcast serves as her platform to help demystify the intricacies of design.


Larry Speck

Larry Speck has been a Senior Principal at Page since joining the firm in 1999. He is also a well-known design educator who served as Dean of the School of Architecture at University of Texas at Austin 1992-2001. Work where Speck served as Lead Designer has been profiled in such popular publications as The Atlantic, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal; in American architectural publications such as Architectural Record, Architecture, Architectural Digest, Architect, Interior Design, Contract, and Progressive Architecture; and in international architectural journals in eight different countries. In the last 25 years, that design work has won over 120 design awards including 30+ awards from the American Institute of Architects. Speck is a Fellow in the American Institute of Architects and served as chair of the jury to select fellows in 2005.


Mark Wagner

Mark Wagner has extensive experience in the design of cultural projects. As Project Architect for the 9/11 Memorial Museum, he was charged with overseeing the daily progress of the Museum’s design and construction, navigating many building challenges due to the complexity of the numerous integrated construction projects at the World Trade Center site. His role on the project involved coordination and consultation with a consortium of museum representatives and government agencies including the NY State Museum, The Museum of the City of NY, the Smithsonian Institution, the National Park Service, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, the FBI and the NYPD.