April 2012: On the Drawing Board
LAUSD's first design-build project; Daytona Museum of Arts expansion; and more.
New pavilion at Franklin Institute will combine traditional with the new
The Nicholas and Athena Karabots Pavilion is planned for the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Made possible by a $10 million contribution from the couple for whom it was named, the 53,000-sf renovation and expansion will provide an education and conference center, permanent exhibition space, and a changing gallery. The building’s exterior will pay homage to the style of the original building while incorporating more modern features, such as landscaping to mitigate stormwater impact and a stainless steel kinetic art wall. Designed by SaylorGregg Architects of Philadelphia, the addition will be constructed by Skanska. A summer 2014 opening is anticipated.