Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners Designs Frederik Meijer Gardens Expansion

Mar 28, 2017 • Projects

The New York–based firm has revealed plans for a $115 million, four-year overhaul is slated to begin construction this fall.

Gensler Unveils Queen Mary Island Development Renderings

Mar 27, 2017 • Projects

Queen Mary Island will be located on the bayfront adjacent to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California.

Peter Pichler Architecture Designs a Restaurant Rooted in the Mountain Ranges of Northern Italy

Mar 27, 2017 • Projects

The Oberholz Mountain Hut restaurant was conceived by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture in collaboration with local architect Pavol Mikolajcak.

OMA Completes First Dubai Project Concrete

Mar 24, 2017 • Projects

The versatile cultural venue includes high ceilings and a translucent facade.

Blackstone Group Teases Daring New Amenities with $20 Million Willis Tower Expansion

Mar 24, 2017 • Projects

The New York–based real estate firm has also hinted at a larger $500 million upgrade.

Winners Announced for Competition to Reimagine Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture

Mar 23, 2017 • Projects

Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter will oversee the redevelopment of the campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

ZHA Reveals Design for 666 Fifth Avenue in New York

Mar 23, 2017 • Projects

The proposal would strip the existing structure to its skeleton and install a 1,400-foot-tall tower atop it.

Cooper Robertson Designs Coral Gables Project

Mar 22, 2017 • Projects

The project will transform the city’s Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue into pedestrian-centric outdoor environments.

February ABI Score Reflects Rebound from January Slump

Mar 22, 2017 • Industry

The new projects inquiry index and the new design contracts index both report major gains.

2017 Inspirations Awards Jury Announced

Mar 21, 2017 • Events

The Inspirations Awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture and design.

Contract to Host CitySCENE Reception at Coverings

Mar 21, 2017 • Events

Contract is hosting a CitySCENE cocktail reception on Wednesday, April 5, for architects and designers attending Coverings.

Studio Gang to Embark on First Canadian Project With Mixed-Use Toronto Tower

Mar 20, 2017 • Projects

A mixed-use tower will be designed with input from stakeholders in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood.

SOM Debuts Renderings for Barnard College’s Milstein Center

Mar 20, 2017 • Projects

The 128,000-square-foot design will be double the size of the existing structure.

KAAN Architecten to Redesign and Expand the Netherlands Paleis Het Loo

Mar 17, 2017 • Projects

The historic museum will be restored and enlarged across more than 53,820 square feet.

Architect Hugh Hardy Dies at 84

Mar 17, 2017 • People

The founder of firms Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates and H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture had a major impact on civic architecture, interiors, and preservation

Goettsch Partners Designs New Chicago Office Tower

Mar 17, 2017 • Projects

The 51-story will be supported by a series of columns and three smaller structures.

2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards Nominees Announced

Mar 16, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

AvroKO received nominations in both design categories.

Frank Gehry to Transform Paris Art Museum

Mar 16, 2017 • Projects

The Canadian-American architect will overhaul a now vacant 11-story structure designed by Jean Dubuisson.

OMA Elevates Former Shanghai Shipyard with Modern Events Venue

Mar 15, 2017 • Projects

The steel and mesh structure is constructed on a ramp to reflect its industrial shipyard setting.

Snohetta to Design Graduate Hotel for Cornell’s Tech Campus

Mar 15, 2017 • Projects

The forthcoming campus on Roosevelt Island has been plotted by SOM.

Merchandise Mart Facade to Be Illuminated

Mar 14, 2017 • Projects

City of Chicago officials announced plans are underway to project large-scale images and light shows onto the river-facing facade of theMART.

Fifteen New Galleries Slated for New York’s West Chelsea Corridor

Mar 13, 2017 • Projects

New standalone venues as well as the High Line Nine will open later this year.

Teeple Architects and Studio Munge to Collaborate on Nobu Toronto Development

Mar 13, 2017 • Projects

The project will comprise two 49-story towers and 700 residences.

Herzog & de Meuron to Revitalize Brooklyn’s Batcave

Mar 10, 2017 • Projects

The Powerhouse Workshop will debut in 2020 with graffiti intact.

Steyn Studio and TV3 Architects Complete Bosjes Chapel in South Africa

Mar 10, 2017 • Projects

The undulating, biblically-inspired roof evokes a traditional South African colonial form.

2017 AIANY Design Awards Winners Announced

Mar 09, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Diller Scofidio + Renfro received the top honor for its design of the Roy and Diana Vagelos Education Center.

Beyer Blinder Belle Joins Selldorf Architects on Frick Collection Expansion

Mar 09, 2017 • Projects

Selldorf Architects was chosen last year to spearhead the project.

Waldorf Astoria Hotel Interiors Receive Landmark Designation

Mar 08, 2017 • Projects

The hotel has kicked off its renovation to become luxury residences.

MVRDV Proposes Transformation of Former U.S. Army Base in Germany

Mar 08, 2017 • Projects

An elevated green hill will accommodate public space surrounding by four residences designed to spell the word ‘home.’

Daniel Libeskind Completes Ogden Center at Durham University

Mar 06, 2017 • Projects

The spiraling, double-stacked design embodies sustainability and openness. 

List of Participants Unveiled for 2017 Chicago Architecture Biennial

Mar 06, 2017 • Events

More than 100 firms and artists from in excess of 20 countries will attend the forthcoming forum.

UNStudio to Design Four-Tower, Mixed-Use Complex in Frankfurt

Mar 03, 2017 • Projects

The large-scale project will welcome the public to the site for the first time more than 45 years.

Keynote Speakers for NeoCon 2017 Announced

Mar 03, 2017 • Events

Ariana Huffington, Jessica Green, and John Ronan will open each day of the conference.

Studio Gang Reveals New Look at Manhattan’s Solar Carve Tower

Mar 02, 2017 • Projects

The faceted mixed-use building will arrive along the High Line in 2019.

Michelle Addington Appointed as Architecture Dean for University of Texas at Austin

Mar 02, 2017 • People

The Yale School of Architecture professor will be UT’s first female architecture dean.

SHoP Architects and HAA to Collaborate on Hudson Site Design in Detroit

Mar 01, 2017 • Projects

The plan will see the development of the city’s tallest building, spanning 52 stories and 734 feet. 

Rafael Aranda, Carme Pigem, and Ramon Vilalta Named 2017 Pritzker Prize Winners

Mar 01, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The three architects launched the Spanish firm RCR Arquitectes in 1988.

AIA Names Associates and Young Architects Award Winners

Feb 28, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

All honorees will be recognized during the 2017 AIA Conference in Orlando.

Davis Brody Bond Reveals First Images of New York’s Union Square Tech Hub

Feb 27, 2017 • Projects

The 258,000-square-foot project will feature a modern workplace design.

Exhibitions on Workplace and Lighting to Highlight Salone Internazionale del Mobile

Feb 27, 2017 • Events

The 56th edition of Salone Internazionale del Mobile—Milan’s International Furniture Fair—will be held April 4–9 in Milan, Italy. 

Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in Orlando April 5

Feb 27, 2017 • Events

The Orlando reception will be held during Coverings 2017, the largest international tile and stone exhibition in North America.

William Rawn Associates to Design Expansion of BSO Tanglewood Campus

Feb 24, 2017 • Projects

The $30 million project will add a mixed-use four-building complex to the 524-acre attraction.

DLR Group Acquires Studio Hive

Feb 24, 2017 • Industry

Studio Hive co-founder Janice Carleen Linster will head the Minneapolis Workplace Studio.

CCA Completes Revamped Wooster Hall at SUNY New Paltz

Feb 23, 2017 • Projects

The humanistic overhaul maintains 96 percent of the original Brutalist structure.

Apple to Begin Move to Foster-Designed HQ in April 

Feb 23, 2017 • Projects

Foster + Partners will collaborate on the Apple Park design, transforming five million square feet of sprawl into sustainable facilities and parkland. 

First Phase of Richelieu Library Extensive Renovation Opens in Paris

Feb 23, 2017 • Projects

The second phase of the restoration is set for completion in 2020.

AIA Calls for “Fair and Impartial Immigration Policies”

Feb 23, 2017 • Industry

A statement from AIA President Thomas Vonier emphasized the damage recent immigration restrictions cause within the architecture industry.

ROSSETTI Releases Redesign Plan for Ford Field

Feb 22, 2017 • Projects

Public venues will be upgraded in addition to the installation of new audio–video technology.

January ABI Score Falls from December 2016 High

Feb 22, 2017 • Industry

The new projects inquiries index conversely reported significant gains.

Diébédo Francis Kéré to Design 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

Feb 21, 2017 • People

Kéré is the first African architect chosen to for the annual program.

First Phase of AS+GG’s Renaissance District to Debut This Summer

Feb 21, 2017 • Projects

The project will include one million square feet of multifunctional space accommodating a new technology community. 

Entries Now Being Accepted for Best of NeoCon 2017

Feb 17, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Honoring new products exhibited at theMART during NeoCon® in June, the deadline to enter is May 1.

Jenny Sabin Studio Wins MoMA PS1 2017 Young Architects Program

Feb 17, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Lumen will serve as a temporary urban landscape for the 20th season of MoMA PS1’s annual outdoor music series Warm Up, and will remain on view throughout the summer.

BIG Wins Competition to Design San Pellegrino Factory

Feb 16, 2017 • Projects

BIG will collaborate on the project with locally-based Studio Verticale.

Renzo Piano Unveils San Francisco's 555 Howard Design

Feb 16, 2017 • Projects

The project would be the firm’s first U.S. tower located outside of New York.

WXY Designs Creative Hub in Brooklyn

Feb 15, 2017 • Projects

The $136 million proposal will create a major hub for film, fashion, and virtual reality tech companies in Brooklyn.

SHoP Architects and Woods Bagot to Design W Melbourne

Feb 14, 2017 • Projects

Adding to the brand’s international roster of outposts, the hotel is slated to debut in 2020.

AIA Announces 2017 Fellows

Feb 13, 2017 • People

The 178 members of the College of Fellows will be honored during the AIA’s annual conference in Orlando.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in Dallas

Feb 13, 2017 • Events

More than 200 practicing architects and designers attended the event held at STIRR.

Dorte Mandrup Debuts Wadden Sea Visitor Center Design

Feb 10, 2017 • Projects

The structure draws inspiration from regional farmhouses and features locally sourced materials.

Architecture Initiative Reimagines Northampton Royal Mail Building as Arts School

Feb 10, 2017 • Projects

The Brutalist structure will be revamped to improve circulation and expanded with multifunctional areas. 

Gensler to Upgrade Chicago’s Willis Tower

Feb 09, 2017 • Projects

The building’s base will be overhauled with a three-story public structure.

Pace University Campus to Undergo Renovation and Expansion from FXFOWLE

Feb 09, 2017 • Projects

The first phase of the project will put $45 million toward enhancing One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row.

Denise Scott Brown to Receive Jane Drew Prize for Women in Architecture

Feb 08, 2017 • People

The architectural community rallied in support of Scott Brown’s work following a lack of acknowledgment from the Pritzker Prize committee in 1991. 

GMP Architekten Chosen to Install a Rooftop for the Arena di Verona in Italy

Feb 08, 2017 • Projects

Designed in collaboration with SBP, the proposal comprises a network of cable and cloths.

LOS OSOS Designs Mobile Work Unit for Coroflot

Feb 08, 2017 • Projects

The modular design promotes high functionality and flexibility with simple materials.

Kevin Stark Announces Retirement from HNI Contract

Feb 06, 2017 • People

In addition to serving in brand development roles, Stark designed six Best of NeoCon winners. 

Architectural League of New York Names 2017 Emerging Voices

Feb 03, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The eight winners will each deliver lectures this March in New York.

MCM Completes London Offices for Bird & Bird Law Firm

Feb 02, 2017 • Projects

A 20-foot staircase serves as the centerpiece linking the reception area to a lounge and seminar space.

AIA Consensus Forecast Predicts Positive 2017

Feb 02, 2017 • Industry

Overall nonresidential building is expected to grow nearly 6 percent this year amidst stable political conditions.

AIA Releases Equity in Architecture Report

Feb 01, 2017 • Industry

The 20-person panel outlines 11 recommendations for industry professionals to assist in the expansion and nurturing of diversity and inclusion.

Photos from the 2017 Interiors Awards Breakfast

Feb 01, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

View a gallery of photos from the 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast.

IMPACT Scotland Announces Shortlist for Edinburgh Concert Hall

Feb 01, 2017 • Projects

Adjaye Associates, David Chipperfield, and Richard Murphy are among the nominated teams leaders.  

Inspirations Awards Deadline is April 21

Jan 31, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Presented in partnership with Tarkett, the Inspirations Awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture and design. 

Michael Maltzan Architecture to Lead Hammer Museum Expansion

Jan 30, 2017 • Projects

The extension will expand exhibition space by 60 percent and include a museum shop.

2017 Interiors Awards Winners Announced

Jan 27, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The 38th Annual Interiors Awards winners were announced this morning at the Interiors Awards Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

2017 Designer of the Year: Suzette Subance Ferrier

Jan 27, 2017 • Profiles

A New York native brings a sense of fashion, style, and sophistication to the commercial interiors practice at TPG Architecture

Suzette Subance Ferrier of TPG Architecture Named 2017 Designer of the Year

Jan 27, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

A New York native brings a sense of fashion, style, and sophistication to the commercial interiors practice at TPG Architecture.

Michael Vanderbyl Wins 2017 Legend Award

Jan 27, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

From graphic identity to products, furnishings, and showroom interiors, Michael Vanderbyl demonstrates the impact and importance of design

AIA Announces Winners of 2017 Thomas Jefferson and Collaborative Achievement Awards

Jan 26, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Alan Greenberger, Lawrence Scarpa, and the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship will each be honored at the AIA Conference later this year.

Steven Holl Architects Reveals Design for Shanghai Cultural and Health Centers

Jan 26, 2017 • Projects

The structures will draw their irregular form from Karl Popper’s 1965 lecture “Of Clouds and Clocks.”

Annabelle Selldorf Designs New Boesky Gallery in Aspen

Jan 25, 2017 • Projects

The 3,000-square-foot space occupies the transformed cabin of photographer James Kelly.

EFFEKT to Design Streetmekka Cultural Center in Denmark

Jan 25, 2017 • Projects

The repurposed warehouse will host street art, sports, and cultural programming across an interior urban setting.

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Hosts Roundtable on Future of Design

Jan 24, 2017 • Events

Rubbermaid Commercial Products recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of design, moderated by Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki.

Interiors Awards Breakfast Is This Friday

Jan 24, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast will be held this Friday, January 27, at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York. 

2017 Legend: Michael Vanderbyl

Jan 23, 2017 • Profiles

From graphic identity to products, furnishings, and showroom interiors, Michael Vanderbyl demonstrates the impact and importance of design

Snohetta Reveals Design for Norway’s Powerhouse Telemark

Jan 23, 2017 • Projects

The 11-story office building will become the country’s first energy positive structure.

“Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work” Opens at CCA

Jan 23, 2017 • Events

The Canadian architect and activist curates a retrospective on her career. 

New York Historical Society to Open the Center for Women’s History This April

Jan 20, 2017 • Projects

Eva Jiřičná Architects and PBDW Architects collaborated on the redesign of the museum’s fourth floor. 

OMA and Barcode Architects’ Normandy Library Opens

Jan 20, 2017 • Projects

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville comprises four protruding planes in response to the design’s urban context.

Peter P. Petkoff Dies at 98

Jan 19, 2017 • People

He served as the senior vice president of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls through 1984.

Eiffel Tower to Undergo $321 Million Renovation

Jan 19, 2017 • Projects

The upgrades will take place over the course of the next 15 years.

Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to Curate 2018 Venice Biennale

Jan 18, 2017 • People

The Irish architects received the Silver Lion at the exhibition in 2012 for their UTEC campus design. 

Architecture Billings Index Ends 2016 On Three-Month High

Jan 18, 2017 • Industry

December’s score of 55.9 reflects the largest month-to-month increase of the year.

Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in Dallas February 9

Jan 17, 2017 • Events

Practicing architects and designers are welcome to attend the event, which will be held at STIRR, 2803 Main Street, 6–8 p.m.

GlobalShop to Celebrate 25th Anniversary This March in Las Vegas

Jan 17, 2017 • Events

Shinola President Jacques Panis will deliver the keynote address in partnership with WWD.

Construction Begins on Foster + Partners’ Varso Tower

Jan 13, 2017 • Projects

The 1,017-foot-tall design will become the tallest tower in Poland, and house one of Europe’s highest observation decks.

Evgeny Didorenko Presents Thames River Museum Design

Jan 13, 2017 • Projects

The plan includes a large Thames Screen, which will illustrate the changing tides of the river in real time.

The AIA Announces the 2017 Institute Honor Awards

Jan 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winners have been announced in categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban Design.

Theaster Gates to Receive 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Award from Philadelphia CFA

Jan 12, 2017 • People

The Chicago artist and Rebuild Foundation founder was a featured speaker during the Contract Design Forum last year.