Barry Yanku is studio design director and vice president with Corgan Inc. Initially striving to pursue a career in the performing arts, he took his love for the arts and turned it into a 30+ year career in architecture and design. He directs projects from conceptual ideas to final products by leading teams and developing, maintaining and coordinating with consultants and clients. Over his career, he has led design, documentation and construction efforts on virtually every building type focusing on design and construction that enhances the user experience. Driven by a passion for dynamic spaces with the latest technologies, his love of dance influences his approach – choreographing the built environment to create beautiful, memorable spaces that work in seamless concert with the operational demands of building and those that that move through it.
At the heart of the project is the Center Court Atrium, organized around a basketball court that will serve as a forum for clinics and special events. Visitors glimpse the atrium while ascending in glass elevators. The Honors Ring, the first museum experience in this procession, is suspended within the spherical volume. Surrounding second-floor galleries frame multiple views into the spherical atrium and Center Court.