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Almost Home: NYC’s New Irish Arts Center

Over 33 million Americans—10% of the population—claim Irish heritage, according to the 2017 US Census. Irish Arts Center in New York City has long recognized and represented this deep connection between the US and the Emerald Isle, showcasing Irish artists and performers from their New York City space since 1972.       As Irish Arts Center explored the idea of building a state-of-the-art platform for Irish culture in America, it became clear that the new building would need to be adaptable and entrepreneurial, serving a multidisciplinary mission across a range of...

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A Tech Revolution: Reimagining the Museum of the Dog

Technology has transformed the way the world consumes media—and art is no exception. Today, museums around the globe have embraced technology as a means of enhancing the visitor’s experience. So, when the American Kennel Club (AKC) decided it was time to return the Museum of the Dog (MOD) to its New York City roots, they saw the move as the perfect opportunity to bring the museum into the 21st century.  After 30 years in St. Louis, Missouri, the new-and-improved Museum of the Dog sits on the ground and third floors of...

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ALTERNATIVE DELIVERY METHODS: Which One Is Right for Your Project?

For the most part, the traditional “design-bid-build” model for the construction process has been a practical, straightforward means for delivering a construction project. The architect designs, a contractor is hired through the bid process, and the contractor builds. But depending on a specific project’s circumstances—from complexity, to scheduling, to budget—alternative delivery methods may offer a more efficient and effective way to meet a client’s needs. DESIGN-BUILD In the design-build approach, a unified team of designers and contractors works together from the beginning of the project, under one contract. This approach typically shifts more...

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“ReNewell” Project: Restoring University of Florida’s Newell Hall

Every two years the student government at the University of Florida polls students on what the university can do to improve. And every year, students responded they needed more locations to study on campus.  That’s when the first seeds of the “ReNewell” Project were born. Newell Hall is one of the oldest buildings on campus, originally built in 1910 to house the university’s agricultural program. Over the years, the building—which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places—had become rundown and was eventually left vacant. Recognizing the building’s potential, students...

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