Case Studies Archive

Gruuthuse Museum

At the Gruuthuse Museum, tapestries, stained glass windows, portraits, and artistic porcelain, tell the story of three periods in the city of Bruges, Belgium’s history. The collection is exhibited in a setting that radiates serenity and warmth...

Seeing Red at Ruby City Galleries

Designed by London-based Sir David Adjaye, based on a sketch from the client’s dream, the richly red Ruby City Art Center in San Antonio, a facility for contemporary art and the sculptural architecture, required a layered lighting system that would...

Caesars Forum Founded on Flexibility

Pharos Goes All-in with World’s Largest Pillarless Ballroom on the Las Vegas strip. The new Caesars FORUM Conference Centre, the latest Strip structure that continues Sin City’s credo to build “bigger, bolder and brighter,” spans 550,000 sq. ft., and boasts the world’s two largest...

Going Off the Grid in the Rockies

The center, a “first of its kind” facility, is a nonprofit hub for mountain entertainment, events, higher education and water education. Peter and Lucy Van Dusen of Peter Van Dusen Project Management and Design provided the architectural creativity behind the highly...

Striking the Daylighting Lighting Balance

Another example of an engaging and dynamic library renovation recently took place at the Columbus Metropolitan Library-Main Branch in Ohio. In swapping out the stone-clad walls with glass curtainwall, Schooley Caldwell & gund Partnership have essentially created...

A Whole New Way to Hook ’em

The 2017 renovation of the University of Texas (UT) locker rooms, as envisioned by Gensler, started with a cathartic dismantling of the existing facility. For Coach Tom Herman, the project was about creating the right environment for success.

Exterior Lighting Aids Net-Zero Effort

Plaza Verde is a housing complex on the University of California Irvine (UCI) campus. KTGY Architecture + Planning was commissioned to design the complex to connect east campus housing with the main institutional buildings.

Duke Ellington School of the Arts

Based in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington D.C., the Duke Ellington School of the Arts is a nationally recognized high school that specializes in arts education. Founded in 1974 by Peggy Cooper Cafritz and Mike Malone, the school occupies a building...

Burj Khalifa in Dubai

SACO created the tallest media façade on the planet at Burj Khalifa in Dubai using its innovative V-Stick technology. Emaar Properties Dubai, the premiere real estate developer in the UAE, and owner/operator of Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, created an initiative...

One Five One

Part of a new breed of workspaces where the lines between residential and commercial are blurred, the vision for 151 West 42nd St. was to redesign the space into a 45,600-sq.-ft. artisanal food hall, cafe; bar and flexible events space.