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Sep 21, 2011
Miami Pier Museum of Latin American Immigrants, South Beach, Miami, Florida
Design: Maciej Jakub Zawadzki
American Museum Designs Miami Pier Building
picture from architect
Miami Pier Museum Building
Built to symbolize the turbulent trials of immigration and the furies of the sea that brought the immigrants to Florida, the building is symbolic and artful in its reflection of the struggles of Miami’s immigrants. The exterior’s twists symbolize the complicated emotions involved with leaving a motherland and coming to a land of opportunity.

Jun 15, 2011
Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Texas
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Museum of Fine Arts Houston MFAH Texas, Expansion
photograph © MFAH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston Building
This museum expansion will enlarge the presentation of its collections, exhibitions, and myriad educational programs. The project will involve the construction of a new museum building intended mostly for art after 1900 to complement the Audrey Jones Beck and Caroline Wiess Law Buildings.

Mar 21, 2011
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Miami, Florida
Design: Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects
Museum of Contemporary Art Miami Building
photo : Steven Brooke
Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami Building
MOCA has built its reputation on its innovative exhibitions, world-renowned permanent collection, education programs, and special events that maximize the use of space in its current building and surrounding plaza. The 27,000 square-foot expansion will triple the museum’s current exhibition space.

May 27, 2009
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
Design: Foster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston
image : Foster + Partners
Museum of Fine Arts Boston, MA
This is a major redevelopment and a new wing designed by Foster + Partners. The masterplan reinstates the original formal axis of the Museum and opens it up to the Back Bay Fens and the linear park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in 1877.

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Anchorage Museum Expansion, Alaska
Anchorage Museum Building - American Museum Designs
image © Christian Richters
The new building offers windows through which the activity of the museum is observed. The visitor, from within, is re-oriented to the city context and its extraordinary natural setting beyond.

Contemporary Jewish Museum, SF
Jewish Museum San Francisco
photograph © Andrew McRae

Getty Center Building, Los Angeles, California
Getty Center Building - American Museum Designs
photo © Alice McRae
The Getty Center, in Los Angeles, California, is a campus of the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The $1.3 billion Center opened in 1997 and is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles.

MoMA Extension, New York City, NY
MoMA Tower Building - American Museum Designs
image © Ateliers Jean Nouvel
NY City Planning Department’s decision on Wednesday 9 Sep 2009 to chop off 200 feet from the top of a proposed tower. Amanda Burden, the city planning commissioner, said the tower’s top, which culminates in three uneven peaks, did not meet the aesthetic standards of a building that would compete in height with the city’s most famous towers.

Museum of Contemporary Art, New York City, NY
Museum of Contemporary Art New York
image from SANAA
The building, designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa/SANAA with Gensler, New York, serving as executive Architect, is expressed as a series of six asymmetrically stacked aluminum-clad rectilinear boxes shifted off-axis around a central steel core. Sejima + Nishizawa’s inspiration came from the traditional set-backs exhibited by some of the city’s earlier skyscrapers.

Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NY
MoMA New York Building - American Museum Designs
photo : Andrew McRae
KPF was selected by The Museum of Modern Art to serve as Executive Architect for a 630,000 square-foot renovation, rebuilding and expansion project in collaboration with the Japanese architecture firm Taniguchi and Associates.The carefully considered design responds to the complex site and program demands of the Museum’s role as the preeminent international center for modern art.

Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Missouri
Nelson Atkins Museum Building
image : Andy Ryan
For the art world, the addition, known as the Bloch Building, should reaffirm that art and architecture can happily coexist. He has created a building that sensitizes visitors to the world around them.

Newseum, Washington, D.C.
Newseum Washington DC building
photo : Eric Taylor ©
The Newseum was an interactive museum that promoted free expression and the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, while tracing the evolution of communication. The seven-level, 250,000-sqft (23,000 sqm) museum was located in Washington, D.C., and featured fifteen theaters and fifteen galleries.

NMAAHC, Washington DC
NMAAHC Building - American Museum Designs
image courtesy Freelon Adjaye Bond Smith Group
Located on Constitution Avenue, adjacent to the National Museum of American History and the Washington Monument, the museum will house exhibit galleries, administrative spaces, theatre space and collections storage space for the NMAAHC. The design rests on three cornerstones: the “corona” shape and form of the building; the extension of the building out into the landscape – the porch; and the bronze filigree envelope.

Pier Migrant Mangrove Museum, Lummus Park, Florida
Design: Paul Cremoux W. / Manuel Angel Bugallo O.
Pier Migrant Mangrove Museum
image from architects
Pier Migrant Mangrove Museum

Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri
Saint Louis Art Museum Building
images courtesy of the Saint Louis Art Museum

Salvador Dali Museum, Florida
Salvador Dali Museum Building
image : Moris Moreno

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Building
picture © Andrew McRae

Smithsonian Institute Redevelopment
Smithsonian Institute Building
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners

Utah Museum of Natural History, Utah
Utah Museum of Natural History Building
photo © Stuart Ruckman

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Extension
Design: Rick Mather Architects
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Richmond
image Travis Fullerton © Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

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