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Unique Architecture in the United States

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Performing Spaces - The Design of Barclay's Center, Cowboys Stadium & Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
What goes on behind the mind of the architect? In this episode of COOL SPACES, architect and teacher Stephen Chung explores the most provocative performance spaces featuring Barclay's Center (Brooklyn…
Libraries - The Design of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, South Mountain Community Library, & Seattle Central Library
How do you design a library? Go behind the mind of the architect in this episode of COOL SPACES as architect and teacher Stephen Chung presents how the most innovative…
Healing Spaces - The Design of the Health Sciences Education Building in Phoenix, AZ, Yale Health Center, & Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health
How do architects design the spaces used for healing? Take some time out of your day to explore the designs behind healing spaces featuring the Health Sciences Education Building (Phoenix,…
Art Spaces - The Design of the Barnes Foundation, Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts & Bloch Building - Nelson-Atkins Museum
Explore the most beautiful art spaces including the Barnes Foundation (Philadelphia, PA), Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture (Charlotte, NC), and Bloch Building at the Nelson-Atkins Museum…

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