This year’s analysis draws from 2,800 projects.
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.
Preserving history is still their core function, but museums are using fresh approaches to engage...read more
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The museum includes models from Japanese architects including Shingeru Ban, Kengo Kuma, and Riken...read more
Rendering courtesy of Moreau Kusunoki Architects via Gugenheimhelsinki.org
Construction of the museum relied heavily on state funding, which has officially been denied....
The International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Rendering courtesy SPY. Click here to enlarge.
The building will have a glass veil that surrounds an enclosed black box, a setup that the museum...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
Rendering Courtesy of Axion Visual and Napur Architect
The Museum of Ethnography’s new home will be part of a large museum complex in Budapest’s City Pa...
Photo: Henrik Kam, courtesy SFMOMA. Click here to enlarge.
The museum will have three times as much gallery space as before, along with a new theater, atriu...read more
Rendering: Hayes Davidson. Click here to enlarge.
The museum consists of four geometric volumes separated by somber and uplifting divisions.
Rendering courtesy EHDD/Aquarium of the Pacific. Click here to enlarge.
Designed by EHDD, the 18,000-sf, whale-shaped Pacific Visions will have gathering spots, gallerie...read more
View of the family gallery planned for the Norton Museum of Art. Renderings courtesy Foster + Partners
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
This deal reflects an industry where consolidation is a strategic necessity for more firms.
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).
The Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, which opened in late January, contains a theate...read more
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The single-story structure is designed for sustainability as well as function.
Morphosis' Perot Museum and Studio Gang's WMS Boathouse are among the projects to win AIA's highe...read more
This AIA CES Discovery course discusses the six elements of an EIFS wall assembly; common EIFS fa...read more
The Museu do Amanhã in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Photos courtesy Santiago Calatrava Architects and Engineers.
The Museu do Amanhã addresses the future of the planet and has an inventive, futuristic design it...read more
The Global Contemporary Art Museum in North Adams, Mass. Renderings courtesy Gluckman Tang Architects
The goal is to create a “cultural corridor” between North Adams and Williamstown, Mass.
All photos courtesy Milwaukee Art Museum
The lakefront addition gives visitors expansive views both inside and out.
Architects Kazuyo Sejima and Rue Nishizawa describe their design as “an extension of the park." Renderings courtesy SANAA
After months of deliberation, the Japanese firm ultimately won the tie with Snøhetta.
The Modern Art Center in Vilnius, Lithuania, has a white concrete exterior that references the local materials of the city. Renderings courtesy Studio Libeskind
Located in the national capital of Vilnius, the Modern Art Center will be home to 4,000 works of...read more
Inside the Collectiegebouw, visitors will be able to witness the backstage activity that happens at museums: restoration, transport, and storage of art. Renderings courtesy of MVRDV
Called the Collectiegebouw (Dutch for "collection building"), the building will make public the c...read more
The David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center will open in early 2017. Rendering courtesy SmithGroupJJR
Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the David and Fela Shapell Family Collections and Conservation Center...read more
Renderings courtesy American Museum of Natural History
The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will hold areas where visitors c...read more
The museum's site is not far from Soldier Field, home of the Chicago Bears. There was a dispute over the stadium's parking space, which has now been settled. Renderings courtesy of Lucas Museum of Narrative Art
The project will go ahead with its revised, smaller-scale design.
The Metro Manila region of the Phillippines isn't known for green public spaces. Fast Company says the new museum will add “a lush new oasis into a dense [urban] environment.” Renderings courtesy Kengo Kuma
The Museum of Indigenous Knowledge in Manila, will house over 4,000 years of history.
The Bachman Wilson House. All photos: Nancy Nolan Photography (Courtesy Crystal Bridges Museum).
Crystal Bridges Museum reconstructed the 61-year-old Usonian house and will open it to the public...read more
The gallery will house artwork for the V-A-C Foundation, an organization for the preservation of Russian art. Renderings courtesy Renzo Piano (via Dezeen)
The idea is to take the GES2 power station, which was built between 1904 and 1907, and turn it in...read more
The Margaret M. Walter Wing will have more than 21,000 sf of gallery space. Photos: Brad Feinknopf/Courtesy Columbus Museum of Art
Created by the DesignGroup, the Margaret M. Walter Wing is part of a $36.7 million renovation pro...read more
The buildings will sit next to each other, connected with landscaping that will bring in over 100 new trees. Renderings by Encore courtesy Thomas Phifer and Partners
Emphasizing the building’s role in the public sphere, the museum will be accessible from all side...
Adjaye Associates' Ruby City is scheduled to open in 2018. Renderings courtesy Linda Pace Foundation
San Antonio's Ruby City will hold 800 works of art in 10,000 sf of exhibition space.