The new Kimbrough Animal Hospital in Longview, Texas, was born of tragedy. An overnight fire destroyed the hospital’s previous building and killed animals sleeping in the kennel area. In the plans to rebuild, the owners wanted a high level of fire protection and also a design reflecting the area’s agricultural heritage. Metal roof and wall panels helped with both these goals.
The exterior skin of Ruby City, a new contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas, has a ruby glow. Made from precast concrete fabricated in Mexico City, it has been imbued with a rich red that gives the building its signature color.
The Ismaili Council for the USA has selected DLR Group|Westlake Reed Leskosky(WRL) to lead design of the first Ismaili center in the United States, alongside London-based design architect Farshid Moussavi and landscape architect Nelson Byrd Woltz.