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Cultural Facilities | GWWO Aug 5, 2022

A time and a place: Telling American stories through architecture

As the United States enters the year 2026, it will commence celebrating a cycle of Sestercentennials, or 250th anniversaries, of historic and cultural events across the land.

Libraries | Jul 20, 2022

Canada to open one of the world’s largest library and archive facilities

When it opens in 2026, Ādisōke is expected to be one of the largest library and archive facilities in the world. 

Libraries | Jul 5, 2022

Libraries, despite digital disruption, remain community assets

Washington D.C. is executing a master plan to build local facilities that can adapt to changing technologies.

 

Libraries | Jun 21, 2022

Kingston, Ontario, library branch renovation cuts energy use to 55% of benchmark

A recent renovation of the Kingston (Ontario) Frontenac Public Library Central Branch greatly boosted energy and water efficiency while making the facility healthier and safer.

Libraries | Shepley Bulfinch Jun 8, 2022

Welcome to the hybrid library

Libraries have grown to become the intellectual and social hubs of campus, where, prior to March 2020, students, researchers, and faculty gathered to collaborate and connect.

K-12 Schools | Mar 8, 2022

Design delivers new media messages for schools

Media centers are no longer physically confined to one room.

University Buildings | Feb 18, 2022

On-campus performing arts centers and museums can be talent magnets for universities

Cultural facilities are changing the way prospective students and parents view higher education campuses.

University Buildings | Feb 18, 2022

UPenn converts a library past its prime to a tech-integrated learning and maker

In September 2021, Penn reopened its renovated and expanded library as an open center for cross-disciplinary learning, prototyping, and collaboration. Now called Biotech Commons, the 17,000-sf building supports new modes of research by offering a range of spaces and services that is free to be scheduled by any student or faculty member.

Libraries | Nov 22, 2021

Atlanta’s Central Library completes its $50 million renovation

Cooper Carry in association with Vines Architecture designed the project.

Giants 400 | Nov 19, 2021

2021 Cultural Facilities Giants: Top architecture, engineering, and construction firms in the U.S. cultural facilities sector

Gensler, AECOM, Buro Happold, and Arup top BD+C's rankings of the nation's largest cultural facilities sector architecture, engineering, and construction firms, as reported in the 2021 Giants 400 Report.

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