June 13, 2019, 11am PDT
Built as an embodiment of the ideals of prison reformers, the Eastern State Penitentiary had running water and central heating before the White House, and housed the first synagogue built in an American prison.
March 26, 2019, 9am PDT
A creative exhibit highlights how redlining and racist exclusion persist today.
June 1, 2018, 11am PDT
Buoyed by a strong economy and robust fundraising, a wide variety of arts institutions in Milwaukee want to remodel or relocate to new buildings. Here's a look at some of their plans.
October 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
The critically acclaimed and Pulitzer Prize-winning book Evicted by Mathew Desmond will serve as the inspiration for an "immersive" exhibition at the National Building Museum.
January 11, 2017, 8am PST
This story has had more twists than the end of Empire Strikes Back, but it seems like it finally might end in Los Angeles.
April 20, 2016, 7am PDT
The first museum to have a "sustained department of architecture and design" is closing down its architecture and design galleries.
The Architect's Newspaper
April 4, 2016, 7am PDT
Raleigh's North Carolina Museum of Art is redesigning its extensive grounds with an eye toward how public interaction with museums is shifting. Inclusion, sustainability, and brand development are paramount.
December 20, 2015, 7am PST
The world lacks any significant number of museums focused primarily on the issues of planning. Rio de Janeiro, however, will soon add one to the inventory.
July 10, 2015, 9am PDT
Do you remember going on a treasure hunt as a child? Treasure hunts are becoming increasingly popular with adults, as well as children. Technology has enabled mobile treasure hunts with cities across the world hosting hunts.
January 10, 2015, 11am PST
John King writes that the "Gallery + Ideas Forum" at the Presidio in San Francisco provides an excellent model for presenting issues and ideas of planning and urban design to the public.
November 11, 2014, 7am PST
The Post Office once used trains but no more, unlike the United Parcel Service (UPS). A new reports recommends that the Post Office return to their past, though not necessarily sorting the mail on the train like you might see in a rail museum.
November 5, 2014, 9am PST
Beijing's MAD Architects have unveiled their preliminary design for Chicago's Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, inspiring no shortage of commentary in the process.
September 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
While considering plans for a large urban renewal project in Hollywood, Los Angeles struggles to avoid throwing out the baby with the bathwater—that is, saving a place for small cultural institutions when redeveloping neighborhoods.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 17, 2014, 10am PDT
The historic Fort Mason, along with several other development projects, has helped alter the landscape of the city’s northern waterfront, according to Jim Chappell, former head of the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association.
September 14, 2014, 9am PDT
Chicago won the opportunity to house the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art, proposed for a location at Chicago's Museum Campus. But critics are gathering with questions about how the museum will fit into the city's fabric.
August 29, 2014, 10am PDT
With so many eyes trained obsessively on mobile phones, the outdoor industry is supporting a campaign to place famous art on billboards around the country. Will people notice? Should they?
June 25, 2014, 11am PDT
Equal parts a stunning victory for Chicago and a breathtaking failure for San Francisco, "Star Wars" director George Lucas has selected Chicago as the site of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art.
June 23, 2014, 1pm PDT
Los Angeles County Planner Clement Lau continues his case for proclaiming the City of Angels as the museum capital of the United States.
June 1, 2014, 7am PDT
After a plan to locate a new museum for the film memorabilia of George Lucas at Crissy Field in the Presidio in San Francisco failed, the City by the Bay and the Windy City have entered competing proposals for the location of the museum.
April 8, 2014, 6am PDT
Voting for a new project called "Art Everywhere" is currently open to the public on works from five of the country’s largest and most respected museums. The vote will help decide which images get placed on some 50,000 billboards this summer.