The majority of his past experience is in the building and construction industry, having most recently served as president of Alcoa.
Hillis previously served as the senior vice president of Durkan Hospitality.
Over 60 firms and designers, chosen by co-artistic directors Joseph Grima and Sarah Herda, have been announced for the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial, this year titled "The State of the Art of Architecture."
Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) has appointed John Peterson, a 2006 Loeb Fellow and Contract’s 2009 Designer of the Year, to succeed James Stockard as the new curator of the Loeb Fellowship beginning in January, 2016.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has appointed Nelson Design Director Scott Hierlinger, IIDA, as the 2015-16 president and HOK Vice President and Director of Interior Design Marlene Liriano, IIDA, as its president-elect.
The final deadline to submit entries has changed to Thursday, April 16, 2015.
The new resort will be the first in Belize to follow the Living Building Challenge requirements.
Mecanoo and Martinez + Johnson Architecture released renderings for the modernization Mies van der Rohe's Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library in Washington, D.C.
The award recognizes innovative ideas in skyscraper design that blend new technology and creative materials.
The $37.6 million expansion includes a renovation to the Ross Wing, museum lobby, and construction of a new wing.
The new 433,555-square-foot building features a single floor plan to house approximately 2,800 employees.
David Burney, FAIA, has been named interim executive director of the AIANY and Center for Architecture.
The awards honor excellence in the architectural design of libraries.
Completion of the courses will fulfill half of the 2015 ASID CEU requirements.
BanG Studio recently launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for its winning pavilion, which will help restore and clean New York City’s waterways through oyster reef restoration.
The annual event joins industry professionals and IIDA New York board members in celebrating the importance of sustainable practices.
Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the landmark building was devastated by a fire last year.
The New York chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) has announced that Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, has resigned, effective immediately, after nearly 14 years in the position. No explanation for the resignation is given.
The category recognizes two classes of nominees: spaces accommodating 75 or less guests and spaces for 76 or more.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced that four members will be inducted into its College of Follows, the highest honor offered by IIDA to its members.
The design for the temporary pavilion includes an amorphous, polygonal, plastic structure featuring a series of connected spaces.
The building was built in 1858, reconstructed in the 1990s, and will now receive upgrades to its entrances and public spaces.
Completed this month, the renovation marks architect Zaha Hadid’s first significant U.S. building.
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has shown an increase in design activity for the month of February, following its first negative score in ten months in January.
U.S. interior design firms ended 2014 with continued but slowed business improvement overall.
Developer Dranoff Properties and sbe, a hospitality, lifestyle, and real estate development company, have named French designer Philippe Starck as the interior designer for the new SLS LUX Philadelphia Hotel & SLS International Residences.
The guidelines will provide details in regards to President Obama’s Better Buildings Initiative, a national plan to make commercial and industrial buildings 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020.
Comprised of a museum, event space, and cultural lifestyle center, the Guardian Art Center is a new hybrid concept that transcends the traditional functions of an auction house.
After a yearlong selection process, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has chosen British firm David Chipperfield Architects to redesign the museum’s Southwest Wing for modern and contemporary art.
Perkins+Will, a global architecture and design firm, announced the appointment of Tyson Curcio, AIA, as the company’s chief operating officer (COO).
American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has named WHR Architects Senior Principal Anthony J. Haas FAIA, FACHA, as its 2015 president.
The Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected Montreal–based, multidisciplinary firm KANVA as the recipient of its 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award.
Contract magazine’s annual Inspirations Awards program, which celebrates leadership in socially responsible design among commercial interior designers and architects, is now accepting entries.
The hall will be renovated, beginning in 2019, and the cost is estimated to be at least $500 million.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has named Urban Design Regional Action for Minorities (UDream) and Sorg Architects as the 2015 honorees of the AIA Diversity Recognition Program.
After winning an international competition, New York–based Ennead Architects will design the new 409,000-square-foot Shanghai Planetarium.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the winners of its 42nd Interior Design Competition and 23rd Will Ching Design Competition.
Behnisch Architekten has completed a new conference hall on the campus of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a Switzerland-based, self-funding agency of the United Nations with 188 member states.
Emerald Expositions, the parent company of Contract, today announced a significant acquisition primarily related to the healthcare design industry.
British architect David Chipperfield is the 36th recipient of the Sikkens Prize, one of the oldest independent art prizes in the Netherlands.
New York–based architecture firm HWKN has released renderings for the new Pennovation Center at the University of Pennsylvania, which is a new complex dedicated to the university’s entrepreneurs and researchers.
Five projects have been chosen as finalists for the 2015 EU Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award—one of the most prestigious awards for European architecture.
Copenhagen-based Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and London-based Heatherwick Studio have been chosen to design the new Google headquarters building in Mountain View, California.
A design competition has been announced to design a new Bauhaus Museum in Dessau, where the historic German art and design school founded by architect Walter Gropius was based from 1925 to 1932.
Paris-based architecture firm Freaks Freearchitects, in collaboration with New York–based firm SO-IL, have been selected to redesign the historic Site Verrier in Meisenthal, France.
The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), has named three Council Awards Program recipients.
The Design Museum in London has named the 2015 Designs of the Year nominees.
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has named the 2014 winners of its Design Awards, which recognize design excellence in New England.
AIA Announces 2015 Recipients for the Thomas Jefferson Award and Institute Honors for Collaborative AchievementFeb 23, 2015 • Competitions & Awards
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced recipients for two of its annual awards.
Kate Orff, founder and partner of New York–based landscape architecture studio SCAPE, has been named director of the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation’s (GSAPP) Urban Design Program.
On Thursday, February 12, the United States Postal Service released a limited edition of the Forever Stamp of Robert Robinson Taylor.
Next month, Ellis Woodman will succeed acting director Sarah Gaventa and begin his new role as director of The Architecture Foundation (AF) in London.
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) has had nine straight months of positive billings, but has shown no increase in design activity for the month of January.
Spanish architects Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano, founders of Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos, have been awarded the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal, Finnish architecture's most prestigious award.
Forty projects from 17 European countries have made the shortlist for the 2015 European Union Prize for Contemporary Architecture – Mies van der Rohe Award.
Business conditions have remained steady for design firms in December.
The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) has announced the winners of its fourteenth annual Chicago Prize Competition.
The AIANY Interiors Committee will be hosting the sixth edition of Speed Presentations at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 18, at the Steelcase New York showroom.
Los Angeles–based Morphosis Architects has been selected to design a new 100-suite hotel adjacent the Therme Vals spa in Switzerland.
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2015 Jury of Fellows elevated 147 AIA members to its College of Fellows.
MoMA PS1 Announces Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation as Winner of the 2015 Young Architects ProgramFeb 06, 2015 • Competitions & Awards
New York– and Madrid-based Andrés Jaque/Office for Political Innovation is the 2015 winner of the annual Young Architects Program.