AD Round Up: Presidents' Day Special

AD Round Up: Presidents' Day Special

Many of you are still enjoying your three-day weekend thanks to George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We wanted to join the celebration, with a special Round Up of previously featured government buildings. Check them all after the break.

US Census Bureau Headquarters / SOM Situated on 80 wooded acres of the Suitland Federal Center near downtown Washington, D.C., the new 2.5-million-square-foot headquarters for the U.S. Census Bureau houses all the Bureau’s 6,000 employees. The Bureau’s previous workplace model was a 1930s ideal with offices arranged along long corridors – a model so highly codified for government workplaces that entire building typologies (finger buildings, etc) were created to accommodate the idea (read more…)

AD Classics: United States Courthouse / Richard Meier & Partners Architects As an interruption of Phoenix’s Jeffersonian grid and “downtown” of glass box and faux adobe, the new federal building is a gravitational point of interest and anchor for the sprawling city of Phoenix. The 500,000 square-foot building with six stories and underground parking is sited on two central city blocks between the governmental and business districts (read more…)

US Courthouse / Thomas Phifer We had the opportunity to interview Thomas Phifer yesterday in his amazing studio on Varick Street (we’ll be sharing the video with you soon!) and he was excited to tell us about the new annex for the US Courthouse the firm is currently working on. Situated in Salt Lake City, Utah, the courthouse design not only provides a functional structure, but also draws upon Phifer’s attention to nature, specifically the site’s changing seasons and sun conditions (read more…)

US Embassy in London / KieranTimberlake Architects KieranTimberlake has been announced as the winner of the design competition for the new US Embassy in London. According to a statement by the US Embassador in the UK, KieranTimberlake´s design “meets the goal of creating a modern, welcoming, timeless, safe and energy efficient embassy for the 21st century” (read more…)

U.S. Land Port of Entry / Julie Snow Architects Designed by Julie Snow Architects, the U.S. Land Port of Entry is recipient of a 2011 National Institute Honor Award for Architecture. Located in Warroad, Minnesota the facility supports the mission-driven demands of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the federal agency responsible for securing the nation’s borders and promoting legal trade and travel (read more…)

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Cite: Sebastian Jordana. "AD Round Up: Presidents' Day Special" 21 Feb 2011. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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