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Exploratorium at Pier 15 in San Francisco, California by EHDD

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

Article source: The American Institute of Architects (AIA)

The Exploratorium is an internationally known science museum focused on hands-on exhibits of natural phenomena. They recently moved to this new location, carefully restoring the historic Pier 15 on San Francisco’s downtown waterfront. Visitors can now experience 80,000 square feet of science exhibits in the historic structure, with new cafes and event space located in the contrasting modern glazed observatory with unobstructed views of San Francisco Bay. The building also offers a theatre, more than a dozen classrooms, labs, and teacher training rooms, wood and metal workshops, two retail stores, offices, and a large outdoor plaza.

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

Image Courtesy © Bruce Damonte

  • Architects: EHDD
  • Project: Exploratorium at Pier 15
  • Location: Pier 15 San Francisco, California, United States
  • Photography: Bruce Damonte
  • Project Owner: Exploratorium
  • Project Site: Historic structure or district
  • Project Type: Education – General Food Service Restaurant/Cafeteria Public Assembly – Entertainment/Culture Retail Store
  • Project Site Context/Setting: Urban
  • Total project cost at time of completion, land excluded: $220,000,000.00
  • Building or Project Gross Floor Area: 301,099 square feet
  • Project Completion Date: April, 2013


Muzeiko: children’s museum and science discovery center in Sofia, Bulgaria by Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Saturday, December 5th, 2015

Article source:  Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership

Muzeiko, located in Bulgaria’s capital city of Sofia, is the first children’s museum to be built in post-Soviet Eastern Europe. Representing the culmination of Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership’s decades of experience with museum and exhibition design, it is also the culmination of the firm’s collaboration with its client, the America for Bulgaria Foundation.

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe

Image Courtesy © Roland Halbe


  • Architects: Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership
  • Project: Muzeiko: children’s museum and science discovery center
  • Location: Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Photography: Roland Halbe
  • Client: America for Bulgaria Foundation
  • Design Principal: Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA
  • Project Architect: Larry Sassi, AIA
  • Project Manager: Scott Briggs, AIA
  • LHSA+DP Project Team: Architecture: Lee H. Skolnick, FAIA, Design Principal; Paul S. Alter, AIA, Managing Principal; Scott Briggs, AIA; Larry Sassi, AIA; Ted Klingensmith.
  • Exhibit Design/Interpretive Team: Lee H. Skolnick, Design Principal; Jo Ann Secor, Director of Museum Services; Scott Briggs, Christina Ferwerda, Yun Chu Chou, Curt Meissner, Jethro Rebollar, Tugce Zaloglu.
  • Graphic Design Team: Christina Lyons, Dan Ownbey, Alyssa Liegel, Daphne Smith
  • Landscape Architect: Studio Gurkov (Bulgaria)
  • Interior Designer: LHSA+DP (more…)

Faculty of Health Sciences in Granada, Spain by MEDIOMUNDO Arquitectos

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Article source: MEDIOMUNDO Arquitectos

MEDIOMUNDO arquitectos believe in the development of an intelligent architecture: one that stimulates and integrates the broad values ​​and technological and cultural conditions of the place where it belongs. As architects working in innovation, they fled the standard to travel between the logic of creative production and industrial production. They consider integration very important, equally, cultural value, work and modes of local creative production are always necessary to avoid industrialization and standardization.



Element Suzhou Science and Technology in Town Suzhou, China by Aedas

Sunday, July 19th, 2015

Article source: Aedas

Designed by Aedas, Element Suzhou Science and Technology Town opened its door to welcome international guests. This first Element hotel in Asia Pacific is well integrated into the green surrounding while maintaining its architectural presence.

Image Courtesy © Aedas

Image Courtesy © Aedas

  • Architects: Aedas
  • Project: Element Suzhou Science and Technology
  • Location: Town Suzhou, China
  • Project Design Director: Yu-chieh Chiang
  • Client: Suzhou Science & Technology Town (SSTT)
  • Gross floor area: 27,255 sq m
  • Completion year: 2015


Svalbard Science Centre in Spitzergen, Svalbard by JVA

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Article source: JVA 

The new building is connected to a small existing university.

Image Courtesy © JVA

Image Courtesy © JVA

  • Architects: JVA
  • Project: Svalbard Science Centre
  • Location: Spitzergen, Svalbard
  • Building type: University / Museum
  • Client: Norwegian Directorate of Public Works
  • Size: 9.000 m2
  • Schedule: Finished 2005
  • Consultants: AS Frederiksen, Erichsen og Horgen as, Grindaker as, Monstad as


Agora Szeged in Szeged, Hungary by BAHCS architects

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014

Article source: BAHCS architects

The architectural programme of the Agora project – a center for the promotion of local innovation – is manifested in a building unifying four different functions, three of which are linked to science and research: Computer-science history exhibition, Informatorium (demonstration space of the latest information technology) and a demonstration laboratory presenting experiments in biophysics. Our client decided to add the youth center of the city to the programme as well in order to introduce the younger generation as the main target group to the world of science and technology.

Image Courtesy © Zsolt Frikker

  • Architect: BAHCS architects
  • Project: Agora Szeged
  • Location: Szeged, Hungary
  • Architects: András Báger, Csaba Helmle
  • Fellow Architects: Gabriella Antal, Nóra Báger, Balázs Turai, Tamás Tóth
  • Photography: Zsolt Frikker
  • Software used: ArchiCAD
  • Client: Municipality of Szeged, Hungary
  • Total net floor area: 7240  m2
  • Construction cost (landscape included): net 2 billion HUF
  • Graphic design: Balázs Vékes
  • Interior design: György Frank, Péter Fábián
  • Landscape architecture: Gábor Szabó, Nóra Zámbó
  • Electrical planning: Ferenc Németi, Bogár Péterné, István Csányi, János Somogyi
  • Mechanical design: Zoárd Mangel, Zsolt Kovács, Attila Kerék
  • Public utilities, road planning: Erzsébet Bombolya
  • Structural design: Roland Ambrus, Tamás Méri
  • Building structures: Péter Handa
  • Contractor: KÉSZ Építő Zrt., László Szalados CEO, Péter Kondorosi project director, Gábor Urbán site manager
  • Competition First Prize: February 2009
  • Licensing plan: May 2009
  • Construction plan: April 2010
  • Opening: December 2012

The Solar Science Center by Michael Jantzen

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

Article source: Michael Jantzen

The Solar Science Center is a conceptual design proposal for a large solar powered structure dedicated to the science of the sun and to all of the technology used to harness its energy for the good of all of humanity. The Solar Science Center features a 160 foot tall central cone shaped structure, topped with a large array of photovoltaic solar cells, which track the movements of the sun throughout the day. This sun tracking array is the primarily power source for the science center.

Image Courtesy © Michael Jantzen

  • Architects: Michael Jantzen
  • Project: The Solar Science Center
  • Status: Unbuilt

Science and Technology Center in Beijing, China by BL/KLM ARCHITECTS

Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Article source: BLKLM Architects

Science and technology evolve at an astounding rate. They are in constant motion and change, with such fierce speed that both surprises and excites. The non-stop evolution is boundless, and it gets faster and more dynamic every day.

Companies, industries, laboratories and research centers devote energy and make investments to discover new ways to enhance and consolidate a variety of products in general. The spaces that showcase scientific and technological progress have become hubs of social interest, where MAGIC and FANTASY of the near yet unknown future attract like a magnet that boasts an amazing array of features.


  • Architects: BL/KLM ARCHITECTS
  • Project: Science and Technology Center
  • Location: Beijing, China
  • SURFACE: 26.000 SQM
  • Software used: Autocad

Math+Science Complex in San Diego, California by McCarthy Building Companies

Friday, December 13th, 2013

Article source: Kutch & Company

SAN DIEGO – (December 10, 2013) –McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (, one of the nation’s leading education facility builders, has completed construction for the new 206,000-gross-square-foot, four-story Math+ScienceComplex in the heart of San Diego Mesa College, located at 7250 Mesa College Drive in the Clairemont area of San Diego, Calif.

Image Courtesy © McCarthy Building Companies

Science Town in Guangzhou, China by Spark Architects

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Article source: Spark Architects

Located at the heart of East Guangzhou’s Science Town district Spark’s project comprises a retail street and a SOHO residential development. A contemporary interpretation of the Xintiandi (Heaven on Earth) urban village a car-free shopping, eating and residential district is composed of 2 storey shop lots that face the highway and a central alley and public square. The shop lots serve as a mixture of convenience stores, cafes and restaurants with outdoor seating located in the sensitively landscaped streets.

Image Courtesy © Guangzhou Vanke

  • Architects: Spark Architects
  • Project: Science Town
  • Location: Guangzhou, China
  • Photography: Guangzhou Vanke
  • Project Director: Stephen Pimbley
  • Project Architect: Wenhui Lim
  • Team: Carlo Joson, Cynthia Liau, Rafal Kapusta, Conyee Chan, Jessica Leong, Darmaganda, Mark Mancenido, Marc Zara
  • Client: Guangzhou Vanke
  • LDI: The Architectural Design & Research Institute of Guangdong Province.
  • Construction Started, Completed: 2011_Nov-2012_June
  • Total GFA (sqm): 33,000m2
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