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In Bristol, the Birthplace of Country Music Museum Honors the ‘Big Bang’ of 1927 By J. Michael Welton To the genuine country music aficionado, the twin cities of Bristol have long been regarded as home to the Holy Grail. Today Bristol is home to a new museum that celebrates the reasons why. In 1927 the […]

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Protecting Textiles

The George Washington University Collections and Conservation Center By Catherine Gavin   Caring for a collection of more than 19,000 textiles representing five millennia of human civilization across six continents is no small task. And when George Washington University decided to join forces with the 100+-year-old Textile Museum to create an arts destination on its […]

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Minimal Grazing

By Nora Bollinger Stepping through Pasture‘s wooden double doors feels like stepping into a posh locale on the west coast. The design is minimal. The movement is green. And the wait staff is tattooed. There is an air that this place is “before the trend.” Pasture opened its doors in September 2011, branding itself as […]

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Scan2BIM with Draper Aden Associates

By Will Rourk As we have seen recently, laser scanning is now fast, affordable and efficient for capturing your environment (see “Scan Your Horizons”, Inform, March 2012). Just to recap, a 3D laser scanner captures the environment it scans by shooting a laser in all directions, providing dimensional data of its subject as a mass of […]

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Fairfax Animal Shelter Renovated

Alexandria’s Cole & Denny Architects has recently completed a renovation and expansion of the Fairfax County Animal Shelter on West Ox Road. The improvements increased the capacity of the shelter and provided a new community education space and offices for Fairfax County’s Animal Services Division. “This upgraded facility will provide new and improved features ranging […]

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At-Home Getaway: Designing for Net Zero Energy and Raising the Bar

Virginia Beach is one of the most popular getaway destinations in America, but many people make the resort area their home year-round. Yet homeowners know that when you live in the Tidewater region, any new construction or renovation must abide by the Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act, created to protect the bay’s water quality. In 2008, […]

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Out of the Park

By J. Michael Welton A snazzy new Triple-A ballpark in uptown Charlotte, N.C. is proving that baseball is more than just a game. Sure, BB&T Ballpark offers the standard three bases and a home plate. And yes, the Charlotte Knights do play with wooden bats and regulation baseballs, their seams bearing the requisite 108 double stitches. And […]

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r/evolution workplace

What does the office of the future look like? If you’re design firm Knoll, you know that this vision is constantly changing. Meeting the demands of the modern worker happens through continual adaptation, a spirit of thinking embodied in Knoll’s r/evolution workplace platform. Four different interior planning approaches form the basis of the r/evolution workplace, […]

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Precious Metal: Albert Paley On View

Albert Paley is the first and only metal sculptor to receive the American Institute of Architects Lifetime Achievement Award.

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HGA Positions Itself for Growth with Expanded Office

When the WBA office joined HGA, a re-designed office helped solidify the sense of cultural unity.

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