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Patterhn Ives Breaks Ground on New Amphitheatre and Arts Park for Missouri State University

April 14, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

St. Louis-based architecture and design practice Patterhn Ives has broken ground on a new outdoor performing arts pavilion for Missouri State University. Located in Springfield, the project reimagines the plaza adjacent to Craig Hall and transforms the outdoor area into the Judith Enyeart Reynolds Arts Park. Named the John Goodman Amphitheatre, the design will serve as the new, permanent home for the university’s acclaimed Tent Theatre.

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Patterhn Ives Breaks Ground on New Amphitheatre and Arts Park for Missouri State University

April 14, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

St. Louis-based architecture and design practice Patterhn Ives has broken ground on a new outdoor performing arts pavilion for Missouri State University. Located in Springfield, the project reimagines the plaza adjacent to Craig Hall and transforms the outdoor area into the Judith Enyeart Reynolds Arts Park. Named the John Goodman Amphitheatre, the design will serve as the new, permanent home for the university’s acclaimed Tent Theatre.

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Designing Net-Zero: California’s New Models for Integrated Housing

April 13, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

Few places have embraced sustainable design practices like California. Experiencing dramatic droughts, wildfires and environmental issues, the state has started to create new policies and initiatives to promote environmentally-conscious design solutions. From eco-districts and water management strategies to net-zero building projects, the Golden State is making strides to reshape its future. Forming long-term visions and procedures through the lens of physical resource consumption, California is working to better integrate its economic development plans with sustainable building methods.

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Safdie Architects to Design Major Crystal Bridges Expansion

April 8, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art has announced plans for a major expansion by Safdie Architects in Arkansas. The new addition will increase the size of the current facilities by 50 percent, adding nearly 100,000 square feet to the 200,000-square-foot facility. The expansion will showcase the museum’s growing collection and provide space for educational and outreach initiatives, cultural programming, and community events.

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All Aglow: New Fire Stations Bringing the Heat

April 8, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

Architects are charged with protecting the public’s health, safety, and well-being. When buildings fail, whether through increased loads, poor design, or natural disasters, that charge also falls to those capable and willing to aid people in need. Firefighters regularly experience architecture’s collapse, often risking life and limb to save occupants and individuals they do not know. Yet firefighters and emergency personnel also have their own buildings they call home, rare typologies where recreational, domestic, and professional activities collide.

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A Windy City Welcome: Rethinking Hospitality Design in Chicago

April 6, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

Chicago has long been a center of design. The third-most populous city in the United States with one of the world’s largest and most diversified economies, the Windy City is a hub for commerce, transportation and culture. Chicago has continuously redefined hospitality architecture long before the pandemic, and the city will once again take stock as it looks to reimagine the future of travel and entertainment.

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Brooks + Scarpa Design Sustainable Riyadh Complex in Saudi Arabia

March 31, 2021 Eric Baldwin 0

Architecture and design practice Brooks + Scarpa have designed a new complex for the Ministry of Environment Water and Agriculture (MEWA) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The 1.2 million square foot complex includes seven buildings and a solar system that will generate 75% of the entire energy use of the complex of buildings. The team designed the project as a “tapestry of spaces and landscapes” offering connections through shaded outdoor rooms.