Milwaukee Public Library Mitchell Street Branch, designed by HGA. The library was created from the former Hills Department Store originally built in 1919. Photo courtesy HGA
Whiting-Turner, Turner, PCL, Clark Group, and Gilbane top the rankings of the nation's largest cu...read more
The Sunset Park Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, designed by Magnusson Architecture and Planning, comprises eight stories and 21,000 sf. The library encompasses the first two and a half floors of the building, while the remaining five and a half floors house 50 affordable residences for qualified low-income occupants. Rendering courtesy Magnusson Architecture and Planning
Jacobs, Arup, EXP, BRPH, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest cultura...read more
The HGA-designed Mitchell Street Branch of the Milwaukee Public Library was created from the former Hills Department Store originally built in 1919. Photo: Courtesy HGA
Gensler, Populous, DLR Group, Stantec, and Perkins and Will top the rankings of the nation's larg...read more
Macalester College’s new Theater, Dance, and Classroom building in St. Paul, Minn., designed by HGA, includes a flexible performance space that allows for different seating and performance configurations. Photo: Courtesy HGA
The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...read more
An aerial view of The REACH (left, in front of the Kennedy Center), whose three pavilions are connected underground. Images: Richard Barnes, Courtesy of Steven Holl Architects.
The REACH, with three pavilions on a generous lawn, adds openness and light to this performance s...read more
Denny Substation in Seattle redefines this building type by its inclusion of neighborhood-focused amenities. Image: Benjamin Benschneider
The Denny Substation includes 44,000 sf of open space that invites local residents and visitors t...read more
All images courtesy Snøhetta
The Opera House is part of a new urban master plan for Shanghai.
The Linde Center offers three intimate spaces that support the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Tanglewood Music Center, a new initiative called the Tanglewood Learning Institute, whose programming will include online programs. Image: Robert Benson Photography
It recently debuted three climate-controlled event spaces and an indoor-outdoor café
All renderings courtesy Steven Holl Architects
Their winning proposal was supported by six of the seven members of the jury.
All photos: Laurian Ghinitoiu
The project gives Bordeaux an art-filled public space from the waterfront to the city’s new urban...read more
All renderings courtesy MAD
MAD beat out four other proposals for the opportunity to design the theater.
Williams Terrace, Charleston, S.C., designed by David Baker Architects. The project echoes the iconic Charleston single house, with piazzas that function much like porches. These wide, open-air corridors provide external circulation and surround an airy central courtyard. Photo: Luker Photography, courtesy AIA
The firm's Williams Terrace project is the first dedicated housing for Charleston, S.C.’s low-inc...read more
Rendering courtesy Foster + Partners
The project will sit on the banks of the Harlem River in Sherman Creek Park.
Former ConocoPhillips CEO and wife have donated millions for culture and education.
The new building will allow the club to offer its after-school programming to another 500 kids. Image: Tre Dunham
Facility is expanding its after-school programming.
The 236,800-sf Olympic House will bring the International Olympic Committee's administration under one roof. Image: 3XN
The building, nestled in a large park, is striving to meet three different sustainability standar...read more
San Diego's newest library branch provides a larger state-of-the-art resource for a growing uptown community. Image: Brady Architectural Photography
It features larger gathering spaces and more technology than its predecessor.
The main reading room in the Chicago Public Library's new West Loop branch. Image: Tom Harris
Its exterior design reflects the neighborhood’s industrial history, while its interior fosters co...read more
The San Antonio City Council voted 9-2 in favor of the makeover.
The Bay Theater in Pacific Palisades, Calif., a flagship for the Cinepolis luxury theater chain, is undergoing a major renovation that will promote social interaction as well as entertainment. Image: Retail Design Collaborative
Comfort and service are keys to attracting repeat customers, says an expert whose firm specialize...read more
Further evidence of the positive impact of the cultural centers on neighborhood development and e...read more
The 57,000-sf Anthem concert hall is a major component of The Wharf, the biggest-ever redevelopment project in Washington, D.C. Anthem is wedged between two mixed-use buildings with 510 apartments. Its $60 million construction costs included $3 million in sound mitigation measures. The hall’s flat floor allows it to be used for non-music events. The lobby can also be leased. The hall’s capacity is 6,000.
New cultural centers have sparked development in the form of new offices, restaurants, retail, ho...read more
The lobby of the new Summit Complex at Pikes Peak will provide visitors with breathtaking views. Image: RTA Architects, GWWO Inc./Architects
The 26,000-sf facility will be green, resilient, and emphasize the view rather than the architect...read more
Photo: Howard County Library System/Geoffrey S. Baker
Beyond lending books and DVDs, the Elkridge (Md.) branch library loans household tools like ladde...read more
Courtesy Morphosis Architects
Morphosis designed the building.
Laurel Branch Library, Largo, Md., designed by Grimm + Parker Architects. Photo: Sam Kittner via AIA
Austin Central Library and the Tulsa City-County Central Library are among the top projects for 2...read more
Rendering courtesy of SPF:architects
SPF:architects designed the complex.
Rendering courtesy of BIG and Brick Visual
The original proposal was first unveiled in 2014.
Parks, trails, and recreation areas will take up one-third of the 500-acre West Farm live/work development, whose construction is about to begin in Omaha, Neb. Image: SB Architects
Walkability and recreation will be key features of West Farm.