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National Bonsai and Penjing Museum at the U.S. Arboretum

Renderings: Design Distill for Reed Hilderbrand/Trahan Architects

November 16, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Reed Hilderbrand and Trahan Architects designed the project.

NMUSA through the trees

All photos: Dave Burk | SOM

November 12, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

SOM designed the building.

The Weekly show: Designing cannabis facilities, Bob Borson's Life of an Architect, museum design
November 05, 2020 | BD+C Editors

BD+C editors speak with experts from Cooper Robertson, Life of an Architect, and MJ12 Design St...

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Lady Liberty's original lamp was restored over a two-year period and moved into a glass vitrine in the new Statue of Liberty Museum. PHOTO: © IWAN BAAN

October 24, 2020 | ROBERT CASSIDY, EXECUTIVE EDITOR

The design for a new art museum on the main campus of Princeton University would open up the building, and display its permanent collection in a unique way. Image: Adjaye Associates

October 15, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The building would double the size of the existing museum.

The Elephant Museum in Thailand sits on 5,400 sm in Surin Province. Images: Spaceshift Studio

October 13, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The complex, in Surin Province, was built with 480,000 clay bricks.

National Medal of Honor Museum exterior rendering
October 07, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Rafael Viñoly Architects designed the project.

The new Innovation Center at Port San Antonio is seen locally as a critical addtion to this tech campus. Renderings: Port of San Antonio/RVK Architects

September 18, 2020 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

The facility will include a 2,500-seat arena and serve as new home for the city’s S&T museu...

2020 GIANTS 400 REPORT landing page Washington College_Semans Griswold Environmental Hall, Ayers Saint Gross

Semans-Griswold Environmental Hall, designed by Ayers Saint Gross, is home to Washington College’s Center for Environment and Society and commands a picturesque site on the Chester River. The river is a living laboratory that provides students with an immersive experience in support of the building’s programs in environmental science and sustainability. Photo courtesy Ayers Saint Gross

    

August 28, 2020 | BD+C Editors

The 2020 Giants 400 Report features more than 130 rankings across 25 building sectors and speci...

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Interior of a museum
June 12, 2020 | Jerry Vanek

This new environment may herald innovative economic models and change the way we think about mu...

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St. Louis Aquarium clock

All renderings courtesy PGAV Destinations

January 14, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

PGAV Destinations designed the project.

Grand Canal Museum

All renderings courtesy Herzog & de Meuron

January 08, 2020 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Herzog & de Meuron designed the project.

Aerial view of the La Brea Tar Pits master plan

All renderings courtesy Weiss/Manfredi

December 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The firm was selected by The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles County after an international...

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Top Cultural Sector Construction Firms for 2019 MilwaukeeLibrary3

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

   

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Whiting-Turner, Turner, PCL, Clark Group, and Gilbane top the rankings of the nation's largest cu...

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Top Cultural Sector Engineering Firms for 2019 Sunset-Park-Library-Updated-Rendering

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

    

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Jacobs, Arup, EXP, BRPH, and Thornton Tomasetti head the rankings of the nation's largest cultura...

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Top Cultural Sector Architecture Firms FOR 2019 MilwaukeeLibrary1_use

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

    

October 03, 2019 | BD+C Staff

Gensler, Populous, DLR Group, Stantec, and Perkins and Will top the rankings of the nation's larg...

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2019 Cultural Facilities Giants Report Macalester_University

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

   

October 03, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor 

The future of libraries is less about being quiet and more about hands-on learning and face-to-fa...

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Aerial view of The Twist

All images courtesy BIG

September 20, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

BIG designed the project.

The Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

All photos: Studio Thirteen

August 21, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

FRCH NELSON designed the project.

The Challenge Museum surrounded by farmland

Courtesy UNStudio and Plompmozes

August 08, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

UNStudio is designing the project.

Bilbao exterior after renovations and expansion

All renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

August 01, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design looks to reorient the museums towards the city.

Empire State Building museum, New York, N.Y. Image: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory

What museum about the Empire State Building would be complete without a reference to King Kong? Visitors can walk into an office setting from the 1930s that’s pierced by the famous ape’s fingers. Kong himself is seen peering menacingly through the office’s windows. All images: Evan Joseph, Empire State Building Observatory

    

July 29, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

A $165 million, 10,000-sf museum opened on the second floor of the Empire State Building in New Y...

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Image: Ute Zscharnt for David Chipperfield Architects

July 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

David Chipperfield Architects designed the building.

All renderings courtesy COBE

July 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

COBE designed the building.

Courtesy OMA

June 28, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The building is being designed by Office for Metropolitan Architecture/Shohei Shigematsu in colla...

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Exterior of planned Visitor and Education Center

All Images courtesy John Ronan Architects

June 18, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Architect John Ronan will design the building.

The 26,000-sf Statue of Liberty Museum replaces a much smaller facility that could only accommodate about one-fifth of the island's daily visitors. Image: David Sundberg/Esto

May 15, 2019 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This LEED-Gold building features three exhibit spaces that give visitors more access to and engag...

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Renderings courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo

May 10, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction will begin in fall 2019.

Robot Science Museum under construction by robots in Seoul

Rendering: Ediz Akyalçın

February 27, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Robots will be in charge of jobs such as molding, welding, and polishing metal plates for the mus...

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Aerial view of the Museum of Qatar

Courtesy Jean Nouvel

February 22, 2019 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Jean Nouvel designed the museum.

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