Platanus occidentalis

OK, I’m clipping out some trees to add to one of my architectural shoots, and I’m really liking the looks of this intermediate step.  With their backgrounds and context removed, these look to me like specimens you’d see filed away in a biologist’s cabinet.

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Pop Quiz

There is a “poll” button in the wordpress post-editing page and I’ve been itching to push it.  Trust your first instinct, and good luck:

Perot Museum

I got to take a road trip a few weeks ago to the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in Dallas, TX by Morphosis.  I highly recommend a visit – and I recommend leaving your tripod at home and actually taking time to look at the exhibits.  For more photos and a review of the architecture go to A Weekly Dose of Architecture.

Perot Museum of Nature and Science

Pop Quiz!

Hey kids!  Take a look at the photo below and tell me: How many more miles of cycling enjoyment are left in this tire?  Is it, a) Lots and lots!  Or b) Not so many. (hint: it’s a little out of focus, but those white patches are the fabric casing showing through holes in the rubber)

If you answered “b”, you are correct!

KU Structural Biology Center

The thing about these research facilities is they’re such wonderful places but so few get to enjoy them…here and at the one at OU I saw recently.  Though I don’t think anyone at either place would mind if you put on a lab coat and spent an afternoon in the lobby with your coffee and paper…

KU’s Structural Biology is on West Campus, and was designed by Gould Evans in Lawrence.


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Stephenson Center

I am way behind with the blog!  But I’ve got some space to breath in the next couple days so I hope to get it up to date.  Apologies in advance for the deluge…

This is the new Stephenson Life Sciences Research Center at OU, in Norman Oklahoma – designed by PGAV with Research Facilities Design, and built by Flintco.


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Kansas Biosciences Authority

This is the new Venture Accelerator by PGAV Architects, the building located
in the Kansas Bio-Sciences campus in Olathe, KS.  The photos were taken in a sort of a hurry for the cover story in Commercial Journal magazine.  They had a fast approaching deadline, so we didn’t have time to wait for a better sky, or for the workers to wrap up construction in all spaces.  Look for the June/July issue (I think it is…) published by Anthem Publishing in Overland Park.


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