Located in downtown Edmonton’s Arts and Entertainment District, north of City Hall, the new Royal Alberta Museum is the largest museum in western Canada. Greeting approximately 400,000 visitors annually, the RAM’s 419,000-square-foot building houses 2.5 million items in its collection, as featured in more than 82,000 square feet of exhibits on human and natural history.
Innovative global firm will coordinate and supervise the museum’s transformative building project
December 3, 2022
Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts as the Construction Manager at Risk, charged with planning and supervising construction of the museum’s upcoming renovation and expansion project, which includes the James W. and Frances G. McGlothlin Wing II, the largest expansion in its history.
Reflecting the national focus on National Hispanic Heritage Month, architect Elisa Hernández Skaggs will speak on the design of the newly opened The Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art and Culture in Riverside, California, known as The Cheech, which NPR called America’s “first major museum” for Chicano art.
More than an open space for a world-class collection of Chicano art, the new Cheech Marin Center for Chicano Art & Culture in downtown Riverside, California, transforms a 1964 modernist library into an architecturally distinctive museum full of galleries, gathering areas and an artist-in-residency center on two floors.
For the Denver Art Museum, an iconic institution of visual art, it was a necessary revitalization effort to better serve the steady increase in foot traffic that has now grown to more than 800,000 annual visitors.
The new Austin Community Rec Center offers locals an indoor playground, youth center and a relocated YMCA. It features a forward-looking, curvilinear design called out by standing-seam metal panels that wrap around the two most visible elevations.
Every inch of Washington, D.C.-based International Spy Museum was designed and constructed to capture the essence of espionage, secrecy and intrigue. Products help contribute to the intensive, quiet and focused feeling that permeates the space.
Noted for complex, large-scale cultural works and “masterful use of texture,” Studio Ma introduces innovative, energy-saving cultural works that “regenerate resources.”
December 26, 2019
Known for award-winning museum designs and architecture, urbanism, campus planning and environmental design work, the firm Studio Ma has announced the completion of three major museums and a national initiative to promote and design “a new generation of net-zero-energy museums” and cultural institutions worldwide.
A museum devoted to exploring and expanding creativity must have an eye-catching design, and that’s certainly the case for the recently opened Cade Museum for Creativity + Invention in Gainesville, Fla.
Custom abstract butterfly shapes take visitors from inside to Bill’s Backyard of the Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose. Made with pinta’s Willtec foam, they are part of a multiyear renovation and expansion that provides acoustical control and creates movement in the circulation area.