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Key USA Architectural Projects – Listings by State: Built Environment

post updated October 8, 2021


Building Designs in America

We’ve selected what we feel are the key examples of American Building Designs. We aim to include interesting US buildings of strong design intent.

We cover completed American Buildings and new building designs across the United States of America.

Selection of American Architecture

American Architecture : News + key projects

American Architecture Designs : A-E

American Building Developments : F-L

American Buildings : M

American Architecture Developments: N

American Building Designs : O-Z (this page)

American Architecture listed by US City

Architecture listed by US Cities, alphabetical:

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Museum of Fine Arts Houston
Design: Steven Holl Architects
The Caroline Wiess Law Building
photograph © MFAH
Museum of Fine Arts Houston
The new museum building will occupy a two-acre, museum-owned site currently being used as a parking lot. The property is adjacent to the Isamu Noguchi-designed Lillie and Hugh Roy Cullen Sculpture Garden and to the Glassell School of Art. It is across Bissonnet St from the Audrey Jones Beck Building, designed by architect Rafael Moneo, and the Caroline Wiess Law Building, designed by architect Mies van der Rohe. The new building will include the MFAH permanent collection, galleries for traveling exhibitions, educational facilities, a library and study/resource center, lecture halls, a theater and a restaurant. Three architecture offices – Steven Holl Architects, Snøhetta, and Morphosis – had been shortlisted for the work.

Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Dallas, Texas
Design: Morphosis
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
picture from architect
Perot Museum of Nature & Science
The building is located on a 4.7-acre site at the northwest corner of Woodall Rodgers Freeway and Field Street in Victory Park. The landscape design was created in conjunction with Dallas-based Talley Associates. The 180,000-sqft structure is 170 ft tall.

US Buildings Designs by State – alphabetical


Ohio Buildings

Cleveland Museum of Art Redevelopment
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Cleveland Museum of Art building
image : Brad Feinknopf
Cleveland Museum of Art
Rafael Viñoly Architects’ design for the new East Wing forms part of an impressive seven year expansion and renovation project. The 139,200 square foot East Wing connects CMA’s original 1916 Beaux-Arts building and the 1971 addition by Marcel Breuer, creating spectacular new spaces for the presentation and conservation of one of the leading encyclopaedic art collections in the United States.

Lindner Athletic Center, Univ. of Cincinnati
Design: Bernard Tschumi Architects
American University sports building
photograph : Peter Mauss/ESTO
American University sports building
Its unusual boomerang-or link pin-exterior shape has been designed to maximize its tight site constraints, which results in dynamic residual spaces between its curvilinear shape, the existing stadium and Shoemaker Arena, as well as sports fields and the University Recreation Center. It also offers a spectacular view to and from the stadium.

Wexner Center for the Visual Arts, Columbus
Design: Peter Eisenman and Richard Trott
Wexner Center


Oklahoma Buildings
Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Ada American Building Designs
photograph : Art Gray


Oregon Buildings


Pennsylvania Architecture
Center for Human Rights Education American Building Designs
image : Moshe Safdie and Associates

American Commerce Centre – ACC Tower
Design: Kohn Pedersen Fox (KPF)
American Commerce Centre architecture
model image : Awad Architectural Models Inc.
American Commerce Centre

Annenberg Public Policy Center
Design: Maki and Associates
Annenberg Public Policy Center American Building Designs
photo SCHOTT USA © Jeffrey Totaro
APPC Building, Philadelphia


Rhode Island Architecture


Texas Architecture

Dallas Center for Performing Arts
Design: Joshua Prince-Ramus / Rem Koolhaas
Wyly Theatre Dallas American Building Designs
photo : Iwan Baan
Wyly Theatre – AT&T Performing Arts Center

Houston Ballet
Marshall Strabala, Gensler
Houston Ballet Building
image : Gensler
Houston Ballet

Public Restroom, Austin
Miró Rivera Architects
American Public Restroom
image : Miró Rivera Architects
Austin building

Winspear Opera House, Dallas
Foster + Partners
American Opera house Building
photo : Iwan Baan
Winspear Opera House
Responding to the Dallas climate, a generous solar canopy extends from the building, revealing below a fully glazed sixty foot high lobby. Beneath the canopy, a shaded pedestrian plaza creates a major new public space for Dallas.

Fort Worth Buildings


Utah Architecture

Utah Museum of Natural History
Ennead Architects
Utah Museum of Natural History Building
photo © Stuart Ruckman
Utah Museum Building
The stunning new home of the Natural History Museum of Utah. on a breathtaking 17-acre site overlooking the Salt Lake Valley. Inspired by the State’s singular landscape, Todd Schliemann has designed a commanding building, whose powerful profile and copper skin blend seamlessly into the foothills of the Wasatch Mountain Range.


Vermont Architecture


Virginia Architecture

Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Ashburn
Design: Rafael Vinoly Architects
Howard Hughes Medical Institute American Building Designs
photo © Paul Fetters
Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The mission of the Janelia Farm Research Campus is to provide HHMI investigators – who will utilize the facility for short-, medium-, and long-term research programs – with an intensely collaborative environment in which to create and disseminate the advanced research tools needed for biomedicine in the 21st century.

Virginia Commonwealth University ICA
Design: Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art
image courtesy of Steven Holl Architects
VCU Institute for Contemporary Art

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Extension
Rick Mather Architects
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts American Building Designs
image from architect
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Virginia Beach Convention Center
Virginia Beach Convention Center
photo from SOM
Virginia Beach Convention Center


Washington Architecture

Lightcatcher Building, Bellingham
Olson Kundig Architects
Lightcatcher Building Whatcom Museum Design
image : Benjamin Benschneider
Lightcatcher Building

St Ignatius Church, Seattle
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Chapel of St Ignatius American Building Designs
photo courtesy Marialaura Polignano
St Ignatius Chapel

Seattle Public Library, Seattle
Rem Koolhaas Architects / OMA
Seattle Library building
photo : Philippe Ruault
Seattle Library

Wing Luke Asian Museum, Seattle
Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects
Wing Luke Asian Museum American Building Designs
image : Lara Swimmer
Wing Luke Asian Museum building


Washington DC Developments

Polshek Partnership / Ralph Appelbaum
Newseum building
picture : Eric Taylor ©
Newseum Building

Smithsonian Museum Courtyard
Foster & Partners
Smithsonian Institute American Building Designs
photo : Nigel Young / Foster + Partners
Smithsonian Institute

Swiss Embassy
Design: Steven Holl Architects
Swiss Embassy building USA
picture © Andy Ryans
Swiss Embassy Washington, D.C.

Washington Convention Center
Foster + Partners
Washington Convention Center
image : Foster + Partners
Washington Convention Center


Wisconsin Buildings
Fortaleza Hall Racine American Building Designs
photo : James Steinkamp_Steinkamp Photography


Wyoming Developments

Performing Arts Hall, Jackson
Stephen Dynia Architects
Performing Arts Hall Jackson
photo : Ron Johnson Photography
Performing Arts Hall Jackson

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