Museums

Its striking cast-aluminum, 3,600-panel façade provides transparency into the museum’s above- ground interior space. Courtesy Brad Feinknopf.

June 07, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Gold Award: The Smithsonian Institution’s newest museum is a story of historical and construction...

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Courtesy of LEGO.

June 07, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

744 LEGO bricks are used to recreate the famous Wright design, including the 1992 addition.

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz, Accelerate Live!

Sean Parham, VP of Product Marketing and Management with Aditazz Photo: Adam Grubb

May 25, 2017 | BD+C Staff

BD+C’s inaugural AEC innovation conference, Accelerate Live! (May 11, Chicago), featured...

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Image courtesy of Metropolis Books.

May 23, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The installation will showcase 200 years worth of unrealized Big Apple projects via original draw...

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Photo courtesy of Amaze Design.

May 18, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Amaze Design designed the 10,000-sf space.

Image courtesy of the Obama Foundation

May 04, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The design comprises three buildings set in the public space of Jackson Park on Chicago’s South S...

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Rendering courtesy of Kengo Kuma and Associates

April 21, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The wooden façade is a link to the history of the area as a wood market.

The outdoor space of the new Whitney Museum of American Art in New York has been wired to accommodate A/V presentations and other kinds of theatrical performances. Image: Matthew Carasella

April 14, 2017 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Owners would like to get more value from their exterior spaces. One architecture firm details how...

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The new Whitney Museum of American Art. Photo: Shinya Suzuki, flickr Creative Commons

January 19, 2017 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Many contemporary museum designs are beginning to utilize the exterior wall space to display art...

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Rendering courtesy of Ennead Architects

December 15, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Housed within the 400,000-sf building will be the world’s largest planetarium theater.

Photo Credit: Benh Lieu Song, Wikimedia Commons

December 15, 2016 | AIA

The award recognizes an architectural design that has stood the test of time for 25 years.

| December 01, 2016 | Valspar

The building is an important landmark for the nation, and is built on the last available spot on...

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Courtesy of LMN Architects

November 18, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

LMN Architects is the architect and interior designer for the Bebb and Gould-designed museum.

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Rendering courtesy of Moreau Kusunoki Architectes / Guggenheim Helsinki.

November 17, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum’s fate will be decided with a final vote on a new proposal.

Rendering courtesy of SmithGroupJJR

November 08, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum will be two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the Capitol.

October 11, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum opened in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro’s Porto Maravilha

Courtesy of Phelps Construction Group

October 10, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum will look to complement the Statue of Liberty without drawing attention away from it...

A 1920s-era rail passenger car—a reminder of Jim Crow segregation laws—at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open September 24 on the National Mall. The team of Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR, Gustafson Guthrie Nichol, and Ralph Applebaum Associates performed the design. Clark Group, Smoot Construction, and HJ Russell and Co. served as CM. Courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroupJJR.

September 19, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

Preserving history is still their core function, but museums are using fresh approaches to engage...

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Pixabay Public Domain

September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The museum includes models from Japanese architects including Shingeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, and Riken...

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Rendering courtesy of Moreau Kusunoki Architects via Gugenheimhelsinki.org

September 14, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

Construction of the museum relied heavily on state funding, which has officially been denied.

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Construction begins on new and expanded International Spy Museum in Washington D.C.

The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Rendering courtesy SPY. Click here to enlarge.

June 17, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The building will have a glass veil that surrounds an enclosed black box, a setup that the museum...

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AltaSea's Engagement Center. All renderings courtesy Gensler. Click here to enlarge.

June 01, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

New and renovated facilities will help researchers, educators, and visitors better understand the...

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Rendering Courtesy of Axion Visual and Napur Architect

May 26, 2016 | BD+C Editors

The Museum of Ethnography’s new home will be part of a large museum complex in Budapest’s City Pa...

Rippled façade defines Snøhetta’s San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion design

Photo: Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA. Click here to enlarge.

May 02, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum will have three times as much gallery space as before, along with a new theater, atriu...

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Studio Libeskind designs angular Kurdish museum rich with symbolism

Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.

April 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.

Aquarium of the Pacific unveils whale of a project

Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.

March 24, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, gallerie...

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Construction begins on Foster + Partners’ Norton Museum of Art expansion project

View of the family gallery planned for the Norton Museum of Art. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners

February 12, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Florida museum is adding gallery space, an auditorium, great hall, and a 20,000-sf garden....

One of VOA Associates' strengths is the cultural and entertainment sector, and its recent work includes the renovation and expansion of the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona, Fla., pictured above. Merging its operations with Stantec brings together companies with “a commitment to design,” says VOA's Chairman Mike Toolis. Image: VOA Associates

February 11, 2016 | John Caulfield, Senior Editor

This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.

DS+R transforms old Art Deco building into a museum at the University of California, Berkeley

The BAMPFA, with the Art Deco building on the left and new stainless steel addition on the right. Photo: Iwan Baan (all images courtesy DS+R).

February 05, 2016 | Mike Chamernik, Associate Editor

The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, which opened in late January, contains a theate...

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Image/ Visualization by Luxigon

January 22, 2016 | David Malone, Associate Editor

The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.

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