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    Crystal Bridges Museum - Safdie in Arkansas

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    The pond formed by damming the creek is the central organizing feature of the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
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    Bands of wood are set into many of the museum's cast-in-place concrete walls.
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    The bridge pavilions also serve as weirs across the ravine's narrow waterway.
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    Throughout the museum, expansive glazed walls offer views of the building's wooded setting.
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    Project Credits

    Project: Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
    Architect: Safdie Architects
    Interior Designer: Safdie Architects; Marlon Blackwell Architect (architect: gift shop)
    Structural Engineer: Buro Happold
    MEP and Fire Protection Engineer: Buro Happold
    Civil Engineer: CEI Engineering Associates, Inc.
    Specialty Foundation Engineer: Schnabel Engineering
    Landscape Consultants: Reed Hilderbrand Associates Inc.; Howell & Vancuren, Inc.
    Lighting Consultant: Lam Partners Inc.
    Acoustical Consultant: Acentech Inc.
    Code Consultant: Shirmer Engineering Corporation
    Security and AV/IT Consultant: Ducibella Venter & Santore
    Food Services Consultant: Hammer Design Associates, Inc.
    Hardware Consultant: Ingersoll Rand Security Technologies
    General Contractor: LNJV, a joint venture of Linbeck Group, LLC and Nabholz Construction Services

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