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Allied Works Architecture (AWA) doesn't enter open competitions often. The Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas was a rare exception for the firm. Just as that school project was finishing up, AWA principal Brad Cloepfil found the brief .... read more
The opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) on September 24 was a long time coming. It has been over a hundred years since such a monument was first proposed by black Civil War veterans and 13 years since President George W. .... read more
While Calgary's oil crash has caused economic concerns of late, a happy accident of its boom days is a plethora of new architecture -- both public and residential -- aimed at reviving its downtown.

Hot on the heels of new buildings like the .... read more
New York University filed plans Monday for a new, nearly 600,000-square-foot building as part of the proposed expansion of its Greenwich Village campus.

The new 23-story, 588,000-square-foot multi-purpose building at 181 Mercer Street will house the NYU's athletics center and a performing arts facility, .... read more
To approach an institution and campus like the United States Air Force Academy is to be awash in metaphors made concrete. The original campus by Walter Netsch of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) was conceived as a theater of discipline in the rocky mesas above .... read more
Two surviving members of the trio that helped Comic Relief set a high bar for paying it forward saluted the late Robin Williams in New York Wednesday night, as the SAG-AFTRA Foundation inaugurated the Robin Williams Center For Entertainment And Media. Billy Crystal and Whoopi .... read more
On its tenth anniversary, the Arsht Center continues its mission to be at the forefront of Miami's cultural development.

When the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts opened in downtown Miami 10 years ago, it was the first of its kind in the .... read more
The first really fine major public building of the century to rise in the nation's capital, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, opening on Saturday, fills the last prime plot of land along the National Mall in Washington and, with it, a .... read more
I often hear that music is like a museum. This is meant as a criticism, implying that it is devoted to displaying old things in a relatively static way. Music, though, should be so lucky, since museums today are dynamic, interactive, varied, state-of-the-art temples to .... read more
In the excitement over the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, its easy to forget that for a long time, in many quarters, the word "museum" has been a bit suspect. To say that something "belongs in a .... read more
WASHINGTON -- On a late summer day in 1963, 200,000 Americans made the Washington Monument the compass needle for a new direction in history, up and forward, when they gathered at its base, then marched a mile or so on to hear the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther .... read more
A few years ago, Rex Ellis, the associate director of curatorial affairs for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, which will open in September on the Mall in Washington, D.C., made a phone call. Ellis is a natural storyteller, with a .... read more
Korea's first classical music concert hall with vineyard style seating will open in Seoul at the Lotte Concert Hall in Jamsil's Lotte World Mall in eastern Seoul.

The concert hall which is due to open on Aug. 18 is the first vineyard style concert .... read more
In 2019, the Shed, a flexible, performative structure that can physically change to host a broad range of performances, will open in Hudson Yards. But if you can't wait until then to see the unusual building tack shape check out this fascinating animated video that demonstrates .... read more
The National Museum of African American History and Culture on Washington's National Mall -- opening in September -- has been a long time coming. Architect David Adjaye's radically inventive design will make sure it's unforgettable.

In a profession that rewards age and experience, .... read more
Born out of a unique coalition of supporters and Brown's singular ethos, the Perry and Marty Granoff Center for the Creative Arts is a force for new work and collaboration across disciplines.

In an upstairs studio in the Perry and Marty .... read more
It must have been a grand celebration when the Coconut Grove Theater first opened. In 1927, most buildings in the area didn't have electricity, let alone air conditioning. The three-story baby-blue building, with its Mediterranean columns and lush proscenium archway, was a shining example of architect .... read more
The Bay Area has defied some heavy odds by opening two outstanding, transformative museum structures in less than four months. Most recent and prominent is the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's large, stunning addition to its 1995 Mario Botta building: an innovative Snohetta design that .... read more
The 32-story rental tower BAM South looks right on track for its fall move-ins. New photos of the tower by Tectonic (h/t YIMBY) show that .... read more
When the National Museum of African American History and Culture was conceived in 2003, Barack Obama was a state senator in Illinois; the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin was years in the future; and Bill Cosby was a symbol of family .... read more