The United States Golf Association (USGA) is the leading organization dedicated to the game of golf, serving as the governing body for the sport in both the United States and Mexico. Based in Liberty Corner, New Jersey, the USGA owns and operates a historic, 230-acre campus that includes its global administrative headquarters, a public museum, a research and test center, and an outdoor putting green.
The USGA embarked on a master planning process to reimagine its global headquarters, foster a more inclusive image of the organization, and better position its facilities for the future. The multi-phased project involved the renovation and addition of over 125,000 sf of offices in open, activity-based layouts reflective of today’s collaborative and digital work environment. The program also included a golf simulator, a state-of-the-art exercise facility, conference space, data center, and other supporting infrastructure. To reflect the USGA’s commitment to environmental stewardship, significant landscape enhancements were implemented to improve campus accessibility and incorporate sustainable resource conservation strategies. The project is respective of the unique historic character of the campus, and the work was phased to allow the institution to maintain ongoing operations during construction.
Planet Word is a new, start-up museum with a mission of inspiring a love of words and language. Developed by a former reading teacher and philanthropist, the idea for Planet Word is grounded in the belief that language and literacy are the keys to sustaining a vibrant democracy and society.
Planet Word initiated a major adaptive re-use project to convert the former historic Franklin School building in downtown Washington D.C. into a museum space. The program places a strong emphasis on experience-driven, interactive exhibits to create an immersive environment for museum visitors. The innovative project features nine permanent galleries, each with their own voice-activated experience; a standalone, puzzle-solving gallery; a voice-activated 22-foot-high Word Wall; and a 5,000-LED globe with word games.
To improve operational efficiencies, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation relocated its offices to a new space. The project brings together nearly 200 employees representing a range of the Guggenheim’s administrative departments, creating a highly collaborative environment to support its work and mission.
Designed by Studio Gang Architects, the full-floor office arranges departmental adjacencies into “Super Blocks” along a central laneway and places a strong emphasis on natural light, acoustics, and symmetry. The project includes a combination of open and private offices, meeting rooms, an extensive materials library, model room, canteen and pantry. Additional features include a generator-connected IT data center, a high-density filing system for the institution’s art publication collection, an improved heating and cooling design, and precise attention to acoustical details for both mechanical as well as intra-office noise.
Founded in 1968 by a diverse group of artists, community activists, and philanthropists, The Studio Museum in Harlem is the premier center for contemporary artists of African descent, the principal visual art institution in Harlem, and a magnet for visitors from around the world. The first building created expressly for the institution’s program, this new home is designed to enable the Studio Museum to better serve a growing and diverse audience, provide additional educational opportunities for people of all ages, expand its program of world-renowned exhibitions, effectively display its singular collection, and strengthen its trailblazing Artist-in-Residence program. The new structure will consist of a lower level for presentations, with a welcome center, a cafe, and public amenities; a porous, welcoming presence at street level, with a light-filled core that soars up through the entire interior; a variety of gallery spaces on the second, third, and fourth floors, with an education center on the third and dedicated spaces for the Artist-in-Residence program on the fourth; staff offices on the fifth floor; and a roof terrace spanning the entire building.
The Richard Gilder Center for Science, Education, and Innovation will invite visitors to experience the American Museum of Natural History not only as a place of public exhibitions, but also as an active scientific and educational institution. Designed by architect Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects and set into the Columbus Avenue side of the Museum complex at 79th Street, the Gilder Center will include new exhibition and learning spaces with state-of-the-art technology and access to the Museum’s world-class collections. At a time of urgent need to enhance the public understanding of science, the Gilder Center will expand access to a broader range of the Museum’s resources for students, teachers, and families, offering new learning opportunities and inviting all visitors to share in the excitement of discovery.
Broadway Housing Communities (BHC) is a non-profit housing developer committed to providing housing for individuals and families in the greatest need. Their supportive housing model combines low-income housing with services designed to meet the needs of our tenants and enable them to live independently.
For their seventh project in New York City, BHC acquired an underutilized site on the northern boundary of Harlem’s Sugar Hill neighborhood and launched plans to transform the property into a green model of urban community revitalization. Designed by David Adjaye, the Sugar Hill mixed-use development provides 124 units of affordable housing, an early childhood center, and a new cultural institution, the Sugar Hill Children’s Museum of Art & Storytelling. The new, ground-up facility also includes commercial parking and office space, serving as BHC’s new administrative headquarters.