Aquarium launches $4.5 million renovation project

The Outer Banks Voice

Friday drew an all-star cast of local and state politicians, state officials and other luminaries to the North Carolina Aquarium at Roanoke Island to launch the first major renovation since the latest version of the facility opened in 2000. Maylon …

Polishing Its Past and Preparing Its Future

New York Times

O.K., you think you know Cape Ann, the North Shore peninsula that has been faintly patronized as Cape Cod’s little sister. It’s there as you remember it: the granite coast, the sea spume, the panoramic view at the working port …

Niners Legends: Made in Brooklyn

Sports Illustrated

For the Hall of Fame statues—of Rice, Montana, Walsh and the like—at their impressive museum inside new Levi’s Stadium, the 49ers reached out to a small design studio 3,000 miles away. The results: awesome—if a little scary Five weeks ago, …

Museum at 49ers’ new stadium brings great moments to life

San Jose Mercury News

SANTA CLARA — There are no bronze busts here. The Hall of Fame exhibit at the 49ers’ new museum instead features what resemble life-size action figures. Dwight Clark leaps skyward to make “The Catch.” The “Million Dollar Backfield” gathers in …

A Look Inside ‘The Best Sports Museum You’re Ever Going to See’

Bay Sports Net

For Paraag Marathe, the San Francisco 49ers president, there’s just one way to describe the team’s new museum. “Here we are today with probably in my mind, definitely the best sports museum you’re ever going to see.” Located on the …

Conceived From “The Catch”

American Builders Quarterly

For the new San Francisco 49ers Museum and Hall of Fame, Cambridge Seven Associates drew inspiration from a hallmark moment in the team’s history to craft a tech-laden space that will tell old stories in modern, innovative ways By Christopher …

6 University Buildings Make the Grade with Innovative Design

Interior Design Magazine

Museums. Theaters. Arenas. Luxury homes. These are dream projects for most architects. University buildings, on the other hand, serve as the bread and butter for lots of firms—especially during economic downturns. With academic projects less affected by shifts in the …

Wi-Fi Installation, Other Renovations Underway at TD Garden

Boston.com

[C7A is designing the Pro Shop and Celtics Courtside Club / Rosetti Architects are designing the Concourse and Legends Club] Guests might see some “Pardon our appearance” signs at the TD Garden over the next several months, but the ongoing …

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Boston’s Colonnade Pool Unveils New Look

Boston.com

Boston bakes in the summer. One place to chill out is the Colonnade Hotel’s rooftop pool. I hung out there a few years ago and found it pretty relaxing (and with a great view 12 stories above the city). But …

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Residential tower to join offices on Boston’s skyline

The Boston Globe

60-story Back Bay tower will house 180 luxury condos, becoming largest residential project yet in surge that is changing city’s skyline On a Boston skyline dominated by office towers, John Hancock and the Pru are about to get a new …

River Rover Rolls into L.A. River Day

KCET

Amid a sea of gray industrial buildings in San Fernando Valley, an unusual 38-foot long mobile vehicle was parked at the lot of Lexington Design + Fabrication in Pacoima, a few blocks from Hansen Dam. Instead of staid grays and …

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Happy 75th Birthday, Little League! Parade Celebrates the Perfect Game

Parade Magazine

From the first pitch in 1939, Little League has given American kids a place to play — and dream. This week, award-winning sportswriter Steve Rushin pays tribute to the game that connects us all. As my 7-year-old plays softball on …

New Science of Storm Surge

The Weather Channel

Senior Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross has an exclusive look at a brand new facility to help us better understand storm surge and the best ways to deal with it. Click the link below to view the video on The Weather …

Shovels in the ground — again — at UMass Lowell

Lowell Sun

LOWELL — Of all the new construction at UMass Lowell in recent years, none might better illustrate the university’s move into the future than its new business-school building. The new Pulichino Tong Business Building, a ceremonial groundbreaking for which was …

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The Man with a Plan: Famed Designer Peter Sollogub and his Iconic Eye for Groundbreaking Design

Scene Boston

Peter Sollogub is a gifted designer whose work spans residences, aquariums, museums, sports, retail and entertainment. He received his BFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a Masters in Architecture from Harvard School of Design. Peter has taught at …

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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 …

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