The LaB, a new late-night entertainment venue at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md., has been awarded a Silver Citation in the 2017 American School & University Magazine Educational Interiors Showcase. “Great use of an existing space that connects the old with the new,” said the 2017 jury. The BKP project is one of 12 that earned the highest citation level of recognition in the annual awards program. The project is featured in the August edition of American School & University Magazine.
BKP’s design for the Wildwood Crest Branch of the Cape May County Library System appears as a featured Design Profile in the Summer 2017 edition of CONTEXT, the journal of AIA Philadelphia. The issue looks at transformative civic spaces making an impact on communities and the design firms responsible for their creation. Wildwood Crest Branch Library brings two distinct community populations – 4,000 year-round residents and a swell of up to 250,000 summer vacationers – together through architecture that feels both intimate and spacious, while offering programmatic flexibility.
BKP is proud to partner with the University at Buffalo on renovations for the School of Dentistry. Integrated technology and custom workstation clusters support advanced pedagogy while catering to the learning preferences and needs of millennial and Z-generation students. Phase I includes an $11 million renovation of the pre-clinical laboratory space in the basement of Squire Hall. That phase is scheduled for completion in 2017.
Take a walk through the future pre-clinical lab space:
The spring 2016 edition of Context magazine features a design profile of the Venice Island Transformation, highlighting the project’s focus on community engagement. The journal of AIA Philadelphia editorial staff asked the question Can good design help solve problems of equity and community development? and called upon architects to submit projects representing design in the public interest. BKP is proud that Venice Island was selected for inclusion.
Since opening in October 2014, the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center has become the centerpiece of a cultural renaissance in Philadelphia’s Manayunk neighborhood. Venice Island mitigated longstanding environmental issues and has been embraced by the community. The project was designed for and with local residents’ input.
In its annual Best of Philly edition, Philadelphia Magazine named the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center Best Urban Space Transformation. According to Philadelphia Magazine, “What began as a vital water management project on Manayunk’s canal is now also a new performing arts center, amphitheater, green space and play area, with ongoing programming.” Click to see all of the 2015 winners.
BKP designed the Venice Island Performing Arts and Recreation Center, which opened in October 2014. To read more about the project and view a photo gallery, visit http://bkp-ltd.com/places/city-of-philadelphia/venice-island-performing-arts-center/