The architectural design of a new $345 million provincial museum in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, doesn't seem to make people "ooh" and "ahh," but it beat out designs of more famous architects and has museum officials thrilled. Architect Donna Clare has created an open, anti-elitist feeling and even went so far as to create walls clad in precast concrete that will allow "artists to mold designs telling the story of Alberta right in the wall panels," Clare says.

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