Competition is fierce among institutions vying for private capital to help fund their building projects. The Smithsonian National Museum of African-American History and Culture was partly funded by private donors. A few years ago, the Smithsonian launched its largest-ever capital campaign to raise $1.5 billion. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Capital campaigns abound, even though government financing still plays a vital role.
Rendering courtesy of Methanoia via ZHA
The futuristic curves that have become a staple for ZHA-designed buildings are also on full displ...read more
HLM Architects' proposal for the new Moscow Circus School looks like it's about to take flight. Its design used a bug's wing casing as its model. Image: Arch Daily
The proposal would make the school’s activities more transparent to the public.
Rendering courtesy of OPEN via ArchDaily
OPEN, SANAA Ateliers Jean Nouvel and David Chipperfield Architects are the final four firms c...read more
Rendering courtesy of Forbes Massie/ Heatherwick Studio
The installation is designed by British architect Thomas Heatherwick and will be the centerpiece...read more
Rendering courtesy of Luxigon
The cube-shaped building is clad in translucent book-matched marble.
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Gensler, Perkins+Will, PCL Construction Enterprises, Turner Construction Co., AECOM, and WSP | Pa...read more
Image courtesy of National Trust for Historic Preservation via Dezeen.
The design proposal won a competition organized by the National Trust for Historic Preservation a...read more
Main Concert Hall. Image courtesy of Sydney Opera House
Acoustical improvements will be made alongside upgrades in accessibility, efficiency, and flexibi...read more
Los Angeles Convention Center. Photo: Pixabay Public Domain
Gensler, LMN Architects, AECOM, Turner Construction Co., and WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff top Build...read more
New buildings on the Youth Campus of Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming will aim at becoming the first in a national park to achieve the Living Building Challenge certification. Image: Hennebery Eddy Architects
The money will support new eco-friendly and efficient buildings on the park’s Youth Campus.
Rendering courtesy of Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. via ArchDaily
The arts center will foster creativity for making and presenting works across all disciplines...
Infrastructure technology would allow The Shed to roll out and expand, to serve as galley, exhibit, and performance space. Image: Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group
The Shed could become the permanent home for New York’s Fashion Week event.
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. Photo: Public.Resource.Org/Creative Commons.
With experience designing cultural and academic facilities, Williams and Tsien got the nod over o...read more
Rendering courtesy Triptyque Architecture via Inhabitat
The garden would filter as much as 20% of CO2 emissions while also providing a place f...read more
AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.
New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...read more
The entry portal to the Naval Cemetery Landscape, which converts a former naval cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y., into a vibrant public space that pays tribute to war veterans. Image: Marvel Architects and Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects
The site is one of six where TKF Foundation is studying the relationship between nature, the buil...read more
SkyLine pod. Courtesy of Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond, via ArchDaily.
Marks Barfield Architects and Davis Brody Bond designed a "gondola" network that will connect the...read more
Diamond Schmitt's Buddy Holly Hall in Lubbock, Texas. Renderings courtesy Diamond Schmitt Architects. Click images to enlarge.
The spacious and versatile complex can hold operas, plays, rock concerts, and conferences.... read more
Dubai Opera House. Rendering courtesy Emaar.
The Opera District will have a 2,000-seat theater and three residential complexes.
Interior view of the vegetation-covered aluminum frame dome. Renderings courtesy Studio Dror. Click here to enlarge.
The aluminum dome, which honors the 50th anniversary of Expo 67, can host events year-round.
National Arts Centre in Ottawa. Rendering courtesy Diamond Schmitt. Click here for larger view.
Renovations, including a new tower, stage, and lounge, will be completed in 2017, the year of Can...read more
Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.
The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.
Rendering courtesy © Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture
Among the unique design features is a movable set of structural audience “towers” that allows for...read more
A proposed 300-meter-tall tower, to be located at Dubai's Marina, would offer extreme-sports enthusiasts the chance to scale its heights, rappel its sides, and base jump from three different platforms. Rendering: 10 Design
The design incorporates Everest-like base camps for different skill levels.
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The Senegal City Market project consists of groups of store modules and is expected to expand to...read more
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Moveable walls will provide different spatial configurations for events and gatherings, and large...read more
Beijing National Stadium, also known as the Bird's Nest. Photo: Jon/Creative Commons.
Directs designers of public buildings to focus on functionality.
The Guest Welcome Center at the Huntsville Botanical Garden in Alabama will include a Great Hall that could hold up to 350 guests. Image: Matheny Goldmon Architecture + Interiors.
The 30,000-sf facility will feature three rental spaces of varying sizes.
Rendering courtesy NYC Parks Department
The piazza replaces an earlier design for the space that called for a bowl-shaped garden.