Former Gymnasium Transformed Into Architectural Masterpiece With Lumiflon

Memorial Hall Bemidji State University Minnesota LHB Architects Pure Freeform Lumiflon FEVE Resin
In August 2016, Minnesota’s Bemidji State University’s Memorial Hall was open for faculty, staff, and students. The University’s newest addition is an upgrade of an underused gymnasium that was built 75 years ago and was primarily used for large social gatherings. With strong support from the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System, Memorial Hall’s transformation began in September 2014, and cost a grand total of $13.79 million in bonds that were approved by the Minnesota Legislature.

Aluminum Panels Prefinished With Lumiflon Create Elegant Ceiling In National Museum Of African American History And Culture

National Museum Of African American History And Culture Smithsonian Washington DC David Adijaye Architect Freelon Adjaye Bond SmithGroup Pure Freeform Lumiflon FEVE Resin Photography Brad Feinknopf Alan Karchmer
Established by Congress in 2003, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is the only national museum that is dedicated to the history and culture of African Americans. An international search was launched in hopes of finding a team that would perfectly capture the African American experience and incorporate it into the design of the building. In 2009, the search came to an end when lead designer David Adjaye, lead architect Philip Freelon, and their team at Freelon Adjaye Bond/SmithGroup were selected for the job. Groundbreaking on the construction site began in 2012.