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The Thinkery at Austin | Koning Eizenberg

21:39 22 January in Architecture, Museum
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01-22-2016:MODERNi: If you want to tour the Thinkery in one trip, you might need to sneak over to Austin’s new 36,340-sf, LEED Silver-certified children’s museum without a child. After three trips with a couple of 6-year-old boys, this reporter has yet to get to every corner of the facility, which is located in Austin’s developing Mueller district. Designed by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, with STG Design serving as architect of record and exhibits designed by Gyroscope, the iconic red building holds such a plethora of fun and fascinating interactive exhibits that several hours can easily be spent in any one of the diverse sections of the space. According to Thinkery Executive Director Mike Nellis, repeat visits were a key component of the re-envisioned museum’s plan, along with easier access, flexible space, and the ability to appeal to kids of all ages — “that, and our main mission,” Nellis said, “which is to equip and inspire the next generation of creative problem-solvers.”...Read More!

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