Michael Arad

Making Absence Visible


Making Absence Visible. Michael Arad, TEDxWallStreet, 2013.

Michael Arad’s design for the National September 11 Memorial at the World Trade Center site, titled “Reflecting Absence,” was selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation from among more than 5,000 entries submitted in an international competition held in 2003. Mr. Arad joined the New York firm of Handel Architects as a Partner in April 2004 where he worked on realizing the Memorial design as a member of the firm. In 2013 his work on the Memorial was recognized with Honor Awards from the AIA and ASLA.