Author Archives: Kent Bloomer Studio

8300 Wisconsin Avenue Opens Its Doors

Next door to NIH and Walter Reed Medical Center, Flats 8300 promises to become a landmark in Bethesda. For us, the project has been another great occasion to enact ornament in and for the 21st century. The Bloomer sculpture, prominently … Continue reading

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2015 WAN Building Design Award – Slover Memorial Library

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2015 AIA/ALA Library Building Award – Slover Memorial Library

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From Newman Architects:”The new Slover Library in Norfolk, Virginia — designed by Newman Architects – has won a 2015 AIA/ALA Building Award. The American Institute of Architects and the American Library Association developed this award to encourage and recognize excellence … Continue reading

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The Gateway Wings at Night

The lights are on again – Alex Cooper’s lighting design, the subtle, slow-moving brush of color, brings the wings to life. Thank you, Alex, for the pictures!

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“Ten Reasons You Are Going to Love the New Slover Memorial Library”

It is great to discover that Norfolk is eagerly awaiting the opening of the library! Here is the enthusiastic article from September in AltDaily by Penny Neef:

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Slover Library Ornament Installed

In September the Forum Facade sails, the Children’s Room frieze and the last leaves and tendrils of the Loggia trellis found their place in the Library. Kent gave an interview for The Pilot:

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East City Art: “Gateway Wings” – Urban Ornamentation for the 21st Century

Phil Hutinet, of East City Art, writes “Travelers entering Washington, DC via New York Avenue are now welcomed by “Gateway Wings,” a public art piece situated along the newly refurbished New York Avenue bridge that crosses the marshaling yards north … Continue reading

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New York Avenue Bridge “Gateway Wings” Installed

Bloomerstudio’s newest project, Gateway Wings, in Washington D.C.’s NOMA district, was dedicated on October 24th. Photos by Michael Baker for the DDOT

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Slover Fabrication nears completion

The studio is in full production mode, fabricating facade and ceiling ornament for the Slover Library addition in Norfolk, VA.

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