Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (New York) is working with the Sofia-based America for Bulgaria Foundation, which charged the firm with the creation of the first children's museum in Bulgaria. Located in the Studentskigrad area of Sofia, a former university laboratory building will be transformed into a modern learning space for children and families of Bulgaria.
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (New York) announced that the Queens Library Discovery is the recipient of a 2012 MASterworks Award for Excellence in Architecture and Urban Design. Winner of a Best Neighborhood Catalyst Award, this collaboration with architecture firm 1100 Architects has won praise from its community as well as from the world of libraries and other places of informal learning.
Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership (New York) recently completed an architecture and design project for the Rubin Museum of Art Education Center in New York. The museum focuses on the Arts of the Himalayas, so Skolnick’s designs were influenced by the deep, saturated colors and patterns of the culture. The center includes an iconic elliptical stairway that uses a photo of Tibetan prayer flags applied to 3-Form resin panels.
The Moveable Museum of the American Museum of Natural History brings interactive education to remote locations throughout the New York City area. Inside, children travel through the Gobi Desert and into a paleontologist's laboratory, all within the confines of a customized Winnebago. Every educational opportunity has been maximized through design. Exterior graphics include actual-size dinosaur renderings (allowing children to measure themselves against their favorite Jurassic creature). Simple interactives are combined with high-tech activities to engage varying ages and skill-levels.
Childhood should be a wonderful journey, and the Children's Museum of the East End helps make the trip even better with a discovery-themed approach to the familiar and the unknown, the real and the imagined, and environments both natural and urban. Lee H. Skolnick Architecture + Design Partnership provided complete architecture and exhibit design services for the Long Island museum.
This exhibit is an educational collaboration between SEGD and AIGA, inviting visitors to experience dimensions of communications and information, wayfinding and signs, identity and environments, and interpretive exhibits and retail.