Opened last month in Houston, Texas, the Moody Center for the Arts is an architectural multitool as capable as the artists it serves. Designed by Michael Maltzan Architects, the building eschews Texan vernacular for walls of glass, neon furniture, and white cube interiors.
The A. Alfred Taubman Engineering, Architecture, and Life Sciences Complex is a new academic laboratory building that provides advanced facilities for robotics engineering, biomedical engineering, life sciences and related programs.
At first glance, the humble state of Iowa, located in the heart of the American Midwest, might seem an unlikely location for the work of starchitects. Home to just over three million residents spread across a handful of small cities, the state is one of the least populated in the United States. Largely driven by agriculture and academia, the state has maintained a relatively tame architectural landscape—until now.