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CERN– We advised on the development of OPEN CERN, promoting public understanding of its work, the relevance of “big science” to our daily lives, and the continued importance of public investment in it.
Heydar Aliyev Centre– AEA developed the concept and preliminary business plan for the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, a Zaha Hadid-designed building that opened in 2013. The Centre features galleries, a conference center, and a media and library center.
Georgia O’Keeffe Museum– Feasibility study, working with Gluckman Mayer Architects, for an expansion plan that would allow the Museum to consolidate functions currently spread across multiple facilities.
Dallas Museum of Art– AEA facilitated a strategic planning process for DMA that addressed mission, programmatic priorities and financial and organizational capacity, including planning for the successful new initiatives such as the Institute for Islamic Culture and the DMA Friends Program.
Kasparov Chess Foundation– We delivered a feasibility study for a potential Chess Center in New York City to raise the profile of chess and increase its teaching in schools.
Creative Time– A strategic plan for one of America's oldest and most distinguished public art organizations.
Global Cultural Districts Network– Fostering cooperation and knowledge-sharing between those responsible for cultural districts and helping to ensure that these projects are vital assets for their communities.
Esplanade– Analysis of data on the utilization of the Esplanade and on performing arts participation throughout Singapore as part of an expansion plan for the premier performing arts center in Asia.
MOCA, Cleveland– AEA worked with the staff on business and operational planning for their 34,000 square foot new museum facility designed by Foreign Office Architects that opened in fall 2012 to critical acclaim.