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LA Architects Making the World Better: Randall Stout in the Frigid North

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LA Architects Making the World Better is our irregularly scheduled look at projects around the globe designed by LA-based architects. Want your work showcased? Email us.

Renderings for this Randall Stout Architects project come in regular and snowy flavors, which makes perfectly good sense--this is the Art Gallery of Alberta and we hear they get a lot of snow up there. The building is meant to work with the city's weather extremes: Stout recently told a crowd in Alberta that “There will be some nice surprises as you use this facility that are weather-related. We have chosen to celebrate the presence of snow in a couple locations. I’ll leave it at that, and save that surprise for wintertime."

RSA were picked to expand the AGA, which their website says was "limited by the failing original 1960s Brutalist concrete building," in 2005, and it will open in January. You may remember another Randall Stout museum; James Kunstler named his Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee Eyesore of the Month in June 2007.
· City, river contrast inspires AGA architect [The Gateway]
· Randall Stout Architects, Inc. [Official Site]