Deep Dive

Architectural Lighting Magazine

Major renovations at the New England Aquarium in Boston and National Aquarium in Baltimore creatively illuminate the depths of ocean life for visitors, while being mindful of the habitat needs of the animals. Decades ago, Cambridge, Mass.–based Cambridge Seven Associates …

Mobile classroom rolls out to teach students about L.A. River

Los Angeles Times

Conservationists unveil the $500,000 River Rover for teaching students to appreciate the L.A. River as a drain for urban runoff that also feeds wetlands and wildlife habitat. The contrast between nostalgia for the Los Angeles River and the reality of …

Science Center receives national accreditation

News & Record

It may just be an acronym to many who visit the Greensboro Science Center, but AZA accreditation is like 5-star rating for cars and hotels, or a AAA bond rating. It means the institution is meeting high standards set by …

TD Garden to get a $70 million facelift

The Boston Globe

Change is coming to TD Garden. Beginning this summer, the multipurpose arena, home to the Bruins, Celtics, and numerous other events, will undergo a privately funded $70 million renovation that is expected to be finished within two years. Delaware North …

Visiting Artist Joins Printmaking Students in New Studio

Bowdoin College Press Release

Bowdoin’s new printmaking studio hummed with artistic energy during a recent visit from printmaker Susan Groce, chair of the art department at the University of Maine and an acclaimed artist whose prints and drawings appear in collections and exhibitions all …

Meet BD+C’s 40 Under 40 class of 2014

Building Design + Construction

These emerging AEC leaders range in age from 31 to 39 and join 320 previous honorees. Building Design+Construction is pleased to introduce our “40 Under 40” Class of 2014. They join 320 previous recipients of the honor, dating from 2006. …

Zoo to build ‘learning playground’

Jamaica Plain Gazette

Franklin Park Zoo announced last week plans to replace its children’s zoo section with a $6.6 million “learning playground” project called “Nature’s Neighborhoods.” The “nature-based educational exhibit for children,” as described by Zoo New England’s Vice President for Development Suzanne …

Knock Knock Children’s Museum in Baton Rouge raising funds for exhibits

The Times-Picayune

The planning’s done, the building’s paid for, and on Friday (March 22), fundraisers for Baton Rouge’s much-anticipated Knock Knock Children’s Museum officially announced they secured funding for the first exhibit. Dow Chemical Company donated $200,000 to build “Fish Tails Learning …

Plans announced for new Franklin Park Zoo project

The Boston Globe

Zoo New England announced a $6.6 million capital campaign Monday for a new Franklin Park Zoo project that will focus on children and ecological awareness. The project, dubbed “Nature’s Neighborhoods,” is slated to occupy and expand the space of the …

Cambridge Architect Designed Proposed Expansion at Franklin Park Zoo

CityBizList Boston

Plans and a capital campaign are underway for Nature’s Neighborhoods, a $6.6 million project at Franklin Park Zoo. The George Robert White Fund has made a $3 million capital investment to build Nature’s Neighborhoods, which will occupy and expand the …

Marshals Museum Opening Pushed To 2017

Southwest Times Record

U.S. Marshals Museum Board members officially set a Sept. 24 groundbreaking date for the planned $50 million national museum in Fort Smith, and they learned the grand opening will be a year later than hoped. Museum President and Chief Executive …

L.A. River Getting Mobile Visitor Center

Patch.com

The modified recreational vehicle, which is expected to be completed in April, will feature interactive exhibits and travel to schools and community events. A mobile visitor center for the Los Angeles River is getting support from the federal government as …

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Bowdoin College gets initial OK for 3-story office building in Brunswick

The Forecaster

BRUNSWICK — The Planning Board on Tuesday night unanimously approved Bowdoin College’s sketch plan for a 3,440-square-foot, three-story administrative building at the corner of Maine and Noble streets. The $2.4 million building still requires final at a future board meeting …

National Aquarium’s Blacktip Reef Thrives in Its First Six Months

NEAQ Press Release

Since opening six months ago, the National Aquarium’s $12.5 million Blacktip Reef exhibit is not only boosting attendance at the popular Baltimore attraction, but also its reputation as a leading conservation-focused organization. Since opening six months ago, the National Aquarium’s …

LEED gold for KidZooU

Philly.com

The geothermal wells for heating and cooling, the daylighting, the rain water used to flush the public toilets, the vegetated roofs to reduce water runoff into storm drains and more have added up to a LEED gold certification for the …

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Marshals Museum On Track For 2014 Groundbreaking

Times Record

The planned U.S. Marshals Museum is on track for a September 2014 groundbreaking and a fall 2016 opening, museum Executive Director Jim Dunn confirmed this week. It’s been a busy year for the museum planners. Plans are to break ground …

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Virginia Beach aquarium plans taking shape

Pilot Online

Plans for enhancements to the Owls Creek Marsh Pavilion and construction of a new stranding center are beginning to take shape for the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center. In May, the City Council added the Marsh Pavilion project to …

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Bowdoin College helps beloved school make artful return

Portland Press Herald

BRUNSWICK — When he took on Bowdoin College’s project to renovate Brunswick’s Longfellow Elementary School into a dance and art center, architect Timothy Mansfield understood that the stakes were unusual. The $6.5 million job ahead was complicated not just by …

Getting the view from inside aquarium’s tank

The Boston Globe

Visitors can chat, and see from a diver’s-eye perspective, at the redone New England Aquarium Tank When Chris Bauernfeind joined the New England Aquarium staff in 2005 as a diver in the aquarium’s Giant Ocean Tank, one of the things …

Philadelphia Zoo’s new KidZooU designed to delight all kids, especially those with autism

Mainline Media

By definition, a family trip to the zoo is supposed to be fun. But for families with a child on the autism spectrum, it’s often anything but. Unexpected sounds, weird smells, unpredictable crowds and strange rules can overwhelm a child …

Celebrating our sports culture

Alaska Highway News

If you ever thought it would be impossible to fit Fort St. John’s sporting achievements and athletic history in one building, you were wrong. For nearly the past two years, the City of Fort St. John has been working with …

Fort St. John’s Sport Celebration Legacy officially open

EnergeticCity.ca

It’s an exhibit that’s sure to bring back memories for athletes and fans alike, as the ribbon was officially cut for Fort St. John’s Sport Celebration Legacy at the Pomeroy Sport Centre. The Sport Celebration Legacy gives recognition to athletes, …

58-story Back Bay tower approved

The Boston Globe

The Boston Redevelopment Authority voted its approval Thursday for construction of a 58-story condominium and hotel tower at the edge of the Christian Science Plaza. Pei Cobb Freed & Partners and Cambridge Seven Associates, Inc. are Collaborating Architects for the …

Summer construction brings new life to campus

Bowdoin Orient

This past summer, the College completed construction of the Robert H. and Blythe Bickel Edwards Center for Art and Dance, a facility built to house all visual arts and dance classes. Additional, smaller scale improvements around campus include the new …

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