Public Spaces


The Institute’s new Nelson Cultural Center, designed by HGA Architects and Engineers (HGA), offers a stunning new destination for gatherings and brings a touch of modern design to a neighborhood in transition.

As we wrap up the year, we here on the editorial staff saw an opportunity to go back and find those projects that had fallen through the cracks for one reason or another—or that deserve to be seen sooner.

Gensler defines the connection between the digital age and analog paper with the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center.

Hariri Pontarini Architects leads an ambitious, light-filled renovation of the west wing of the Art Gallery of Ontario, cementing its place as one of North America’s premier cultural institutions.


In an effort to educate visitors about the island’s long and illustrious connection to the world’s sea trade, Kaap Skil, the new maritime and beachcombers museum designed by the Netherlands-based firm, Mecanoo Architecten, takes the public back in time to the Dutch Golden Age.


The Kimball Art Center, home to the Sundance House during the annual Sundance Film Festival, invited an international group of architects to submit designs for an interior renovation of the existing center and construction of a new building directly adjacent to the original in Park City, Utah.


The newly designed West Hollywood Library by Johnson Favaro weaves together library, civic and community functions in a space that both respects the past and looks to the future—all while earning LEED Gold in the process.

Caliper Studio and RePop Design create a one of a kind film-house with an aesthetic of "industrial opulence."

Boerne, Tex. LEED-NC Gold

Architect Alberto Alfonso merges a variety of creative disciplines together to bring an intoxicating (and permanent) Dale Chihuly exhibit to a St. Petersburg, Fla. community that just can't seem to get enough.
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