With this issue of RECORD, we celebrate the 15th edition of Design Vanguard, our annual selection of 10 of the most promising architecture firms emerging on the global stage. The magazine has an excellent track RECORD in discovering the profession's future leaders while they are still in the early stages of their careers—Jeanne Gang (2001), David Adjaye (2002), and Bjarke Ingels (2009) are just a few of RECORD'S past Vanguard luminaries. View a complete list of all 150 winners.
We also explore in this issue two performing-arts centers and a new museum. Arts facilities are compelling building types; they give architects an opportunity to experiment with creative solutions'see Dominique Perrault's Albi Grand Theater—and their designs often have a powerful impact on the urban realm. As arts institutions evolve, we tend to focus keenly on how the adaptation or expansion of such significant buildings will affect the public and the city.