In December, RECORD explores spaces for the arts in the context of shifting conceptions of culture, including a globular Las Vegas entertainment venue and a pyramidic monument-museum to an Albanian dictator that’s undergone a dramatic refresh. Elsewhere, we visit a landmark new cultural hub in Manchester, a revamped Parisian maritime museum, a performance-focused public plaza in Houston, and a renovated Washington, D.C., museum celebrating women in the arts. Also this month: a deep dive into museum daylighting, a first look at a quartet of new buildings at a woodsy Californian college, the House of the Month in Upstate New York, and the winners of our Products of the Year competition.
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Baird, a frequent RECORD contributor and recipient of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Gold Medal, served as dean of the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto from 2004–2009.