Research undertaken by Charles Rice and Alina McConnochie has underpinned the exhibition of John Portman’s Peachtree Centre in Atlanta as part of the US Pavilion at this year’s Venice Biennale. McConnochie’s digital model of the centre was used by Portman and Associates to construct a 3m x 2m physical model for the exhibition. The model forms the centrepiece of the Portman exhibit, with the different buildings of the centre illuminated in synchronisation with a montage of images. While the digital model was constructed from published plans of the buildings and information drawn from Google Earth, it provided Portman and Associates with exceedingly accurate information about their own architecture, and enabled them to produce the exhibition model in a short space of time. While in Venice Rice also participated in a documentary being made about Portman for American television. Bringing a little bit of Venice to Sydney, Rice’s photographs and McConnochie’s drawings of Portman’s architecture can be seen currently at the DAB LAB exhibition ‘Interior Urbanism / Portman Space’ at UTS.