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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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