This represents the first major museum exhibition of the work of Thomas Heatherwick and his studio in North America. View photo . Following presentations of the work of Renzo Piano and Foster + Partners, the Nasher Sculpture Center is especially pleased to extend its series of architecture and design exhibitions with Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio,” said Nasher Director Jeremy Strick. “Thomas Heatherwick’s distinctive work speaks to a unique approach; one in which innovations in form and function emerge synergistically from innovations in the way things are made. The sculptural appearance of many of his buildings and design objects springs from the concern for the process of making. This extends to the design of the exhibition itself, developed by the Heatherwick Studio. The result will be an exhibition at once dazzling, instructive, and provoking.” British designer Thomas Heatherwick has been hailed as a genius, even being called by Paul Goldberger in The New Yorker “the next Leonardo da Vinci” for the uniquely inventive nature of his work.