This week on The Weekly show, BD+C editors spoke with leaders from Cooper Robertson, Life of an Architect, and MJ12 Design Studio on three topics:
• The art and science of designing cannabis cultivation facilities
• The origin of the highly popular Life of an Architect podcast
• Museums and risk mitigation in an era of climate change
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THE WEEKLY SHOW HIGHLIGHTS FOR NOVEMBER 5, 2020
BD+C's Group Director Tony Mancini runs down the highlights from this week's show.
Designing Cannabis Facilities
BD+C's Robert Cassidy talks with Sam Andras, AIA, Senior Principal and Partner with 2WR and Partners and MJ12 Design Studio, about the art and science of designing cannabis cultivation (or "grow") facilities and dispensaries. "Grow facilities" are very complex and have to be designed to account for numerous factors: lighting, air flow, irrigation, odor prevention, security, and the number and spacing of the plants. The most successful dispensaries "tell a story" about the brand the owner is trying to portray.
Bob Borson's Life of an Architect
BD+C's David Barista sits down with architect, designer, podcaster, and blogger Bob Borson, FAIA, to discuss the origin of the highly popular Life of an Architect podcast, the launch of Borson's new residential architecture studio, the market outlook for custom residential construction, and what's hot in residential design amid the COVID-19 pandemic and the rise of the work from home (WFH) culture.
Museums and Risk Mitigation In An Era of Climate Change
BD+C's John Caulfield interviews Andrew Barwick, a Senior Associate with design firm Cooper Robertson, about risk mitigation for museum projects. Barwick discusses two museums—The Whitney in New York and Princeton University Art Museum in New Jersey—that demonstrate resilient design trends and how museum projects are responding to evolving climate change conditions. Barwick also touches on how Cooper Robertson often finds itself collaborating with several design firms on museum projects.
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Museums | Feb 22, 2023
David Chipperfield's 'subterranean' design wins competition for National Archaeological Museum in Athens
Berlin-based David Chipperfield Architects was selected as the winner of the design competition for the new National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The project will modernize and expand the original neoclassical museum designed by Ludwig Lange and Ernst Ziller (1866-1874) with new spaces that follow the existing topography of the site. It will add approximately 20,000 sm of space to the existing museum, as well as a rooftop park that will be open to the public.
Museums | Feb 17, 2023
First Americans Museum uses design metaphors of natural elements to honor native worldview
First Americans Museum (FAM) in Oklahoma City honors the 39 tribes in Oklahoma today, reflecting their history through design metaphors of nature’s elements of earth, wind, water, and fire. The design concept includes multiple circles suggested by arcs, reflecting the native tradition of a circular worldview that encompasses the cycle of life, the seasons, and the rotation of the earth.
Museums | Feb 12, 2023
A new museum will be a central piece within the University of Notre Dame's expanding arts district
Next November, the University of Notre Dame in Indiana is scheduled to open the first phase of Raclin Murphy Museum of Art, a 70,000-sf cultural facility that will eventually replace the campus’ venerable Snite Museum of Art and double the exhibit space available for Notre Dame’s 31,000-item art collection.
Giants 400 | Feb 9, 2023
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Giants 400 | Feb 6, 2023
2022 Reconstruction Sector Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. building reconstruction and renovation sector
Gensler, Stantec, IPS, Alfa Tech, STO Building Group, and Turner Construction top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest reconstruction sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2022 Giants 400 Report.
Steel Construction | Feb 3, 2023
Top 10 structural steel building projects for 2023
A Mies van der Rohe-designed art and architecture school at Indiana University and Morphosis Architects' Orange County Museum of Art in Costa Mesa, Calif., are among 10 projects to win IDEAS² Awards from the American Institute of Steel Construction.
Giants 400 | Feb 1, 2023
2022 Cultural Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. cultural facilities sector
Populous, DLR Group, KPFF, Arup, and Turner Construction head BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest cultural facilities sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2022 Giants 400 Report. Building types include museums, public libraries, performing arts centers, and concert venues.
Museums | Jan 18, 2023
Building memory: Why interpretive centers matter in an era of social change
The last few years have borne witness to some of the most rapid cultural shifts in our nation’s long history. If the experience has taught us anything, it is that we must find a way to keep our history in view, while also putting it in perspective.
Museums | Oct 25, 2022
Seattle Aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion emphasizes human connection to oceans
Seattle Aquarium’s new Ocean Pavilion, currently under construction, features several exhibits that examine the human connection with the Earth’s oceans.
| Sep 1, 2022
The University of Iowa opens the new Stanley Museum of Art, a public museum for both discovering and teaching art
The University of Iowa recently completed its new Stanley Museum of Art, a public teaching museum designed by BNIM.