Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in New York May 18

Apr 26, 2017 • Events

Practicing architects and designers are welcome to attend the free reception.

Jean-Pierre Lott Completes Multimedia Library in France

Apr 26, 2017 • Projects

The undulating design in the town of Vitrolles features a dual facade with a glazed base and white concrete upper shell.

Studio Komma to Redesign Parking Garage in the Netherlands

Apr 26, 2017 • Projects

The firm’s proposal will transform the site into a sustainable and versatile entrepreneurial hub.

I.M. Pei to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Apr 24, 2017 • People

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will commemorate the master modernist with a centennial celebration this week.

Entries Now Being Accepted for Healthcare Environment Awards

Apr 24, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Honoring innovative architectural and interior design solutions that enhance the quality of healthcare delivery, the deadline to enter is July 11, 2017. 

Morphosis Architects-Designed U.S. Embassy in Beirut Breaks Ground

Apr 24, 2017 • Projects

The multi-building complex will be situated across a 43-acre campus in the suburb of Awkar.

Éric Lapierre to Lead Curatorial Team for Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Apr 21, 2017 • People

The nine-person team will curate the 2019 event, which will explore the relationship between rationality and high architecture.

Inspirations Awards Final Extended Deadline Is May 3

Apr 21, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

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

Gehry Partners Begins Renovation on the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Apr 21, 2017 • Projects

The $196 million redesign and expansion will revamp 90,000 square feet of existing space.

Hariri Pontarini Architects Designs Bahá’í Temple in Santiago

Apr 20, 2017 • Projects

Crafted by Hariri Pontarini, the temple accommodates all faiths with a secularly informed design.

Tate Harmer Reveals Hotel Design for Eden Project

Apr 20, 2017 • Projects

The hotel will be designed with stone and wood to accent the natural setting.

Kengo Kuma to Design Ottoman-Style Museum in Turkey

Apr 20, 2017 • Projects

The venue will comprise a series of intersecting wooden volumes in reference to regional history.

AIA Announces 2017 COTE Top Ten Awards Winners

Apr 19, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The firms behind the ten winning projects will be officially honored during the AIA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

March ABI Closes Q1 of 2017 on a Positive Note

Apr 19, 2017 • Industry

The overall score leapt from 50.7 to 54.3 in March.

Johnston Marklee’s Menil Drawing Institute to Open in October

Apr 18, 2017 • Projects

The fifth Menil campus structure’s debut will coincide with the Menil Collection’s 30th anniversary.

HWKN Announces First European Project

Apr 17, 2017 • Projects

The six-building development will also be designed with msm meyer Schmitz-morkramer and OSA Ochs Scmidhuber Architekten.

Anton Gaudí’s Casa Vicens Museum to Open This Fall

Apr 17, 2017 • Projects

The World Heritage site is undergoing a refresh from José Antonio Martínez Lapeña & Elías Torres Architects and David Russell Architecture Workshop.

SOM Reveals One Bangkok

Apr 14, 2017 • Projects

The 40-acre development will be the largest private-sector project in Thai history.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Revamp Melbourne’s State Library Victoria

Apr 14, 2017 • Projects

The $88.1 million refresh will aim to highlight original architecture and return 40 percent more green space.

Peter Zumthor Reveals Updated Plans for LACMA Expansion

Apr 13, 2017 • Projects

Renderings depict a similar form with a lighter material and color palette.

IIDA Names Recipients of 2017 Titan and Star Awards

Apr 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Mac Stopa and David Mourning will be formally recognized during the IIDA Annual Meeting this June.

WilkinsonEyre Designs New Bridge to Link Toronto Shopping Malls

Apr 12, 2017 • Projects

Crafted with glass and bronze, the bridge will see two million people cross it each year.

Gluckman Tang, LTL Architects, and NADAAA Shortlisted for Telluride Arts Center Overhaul

Apr 12, 2017 • Projects

The three firms will present their restoration plans to the Telluride community on May 30.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in Orlando

Apr 10, 2017 • Events

The Orlando reception is one in a series of CitySCENE events that Contract is hosting throughout the country.

Design Proposals Unveiled for London Holocaust Memorial

Apr 10, 2017 • Projects

The jury will choose the winning design this summer following the review of public input.

Todd-Avery Lenahan Speaks with Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki at Coverings 2017

Apr 07, 2017 • Events

Lenahan discussed his work with Disney as well as his Las Vegas–based firm TAL Studio.

Construction of GE Headquarters by Gensler in Boston to Begin

Apr 07, 2017 • Projects

The 2.4-acre campus will comprise two renovated warehouses and a new 12-story tower.

AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winners Announced

Apr 07, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winning firms include William Rawn Associates, Andrew Berman, and Opsis Architecture.

ZHA Unveils Gateway to Stroud Design

Apr 06, 2017 • Projects

The green technology campus in England will include timber structures and a footbridge.

Shimoda Design Group and Perkins Eastman Design Brooklyn Office Campus Above Macy’s Building

Apr 06, 2017 • Projects

The 10-story creative office hub will rise above the 19th-century Macy's department store in Brooklyn.

RIBA North to Open in Liverpool in June

Apr 05, 2017 • Projects

The organization’s first outpost beyond London will be designed by Broadway Malyan.

Eva Jensen Design Wins Architectural League of New York's 2017 Folly/Function Competition

Apr 05, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The annual competition first launched in 2012 to deliver an investigation of architectural follies through large-scale utilitarian projects for public exhibition at the Long Island City sculpture park.

Elkus Manfredi Co-Founder Howard Elkus Dies

Apr 03, 2017 • People

Elkus was the founder of the Boston-based firm Elkus Manfredi Architects.

Foster + Partners to Design Seven Stations for Sydney Metro

Apr 03, 2017 • Projects

The new stations will span almost ten miles between Sydenham and Chatswood.

Diébédo Francis Kéré Wins Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize

Apr 03, 2017 • People

Kéré was one of five architects recognized this year by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michelle Obama Added as Keynote Speaker for 2017 AIA National Conference on Architecture

Mar 31, 2017 • Industry

Obama will speak on Thursday, April 27, 12:50–1:45pm.

Seven Design Teams Selected for Ross Pavilion Competition Shortlist

Mar 31, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The international teams will submit full design concepts for public exhibition by June 9.

Gensler to Overhaul New York’s Citicorp Center

Mar 30, 2017 • Projects

The project will see the property rebranded as 601 Lexington Avenue and expanded by 200,000 square feet. 

Daniel Libeskind to Punctuate French Tower with Winding Garden

Mar 30, 2017 • Projects

The Occitanie Tower will span 40 stories and 492 feet.

Morris Adjmi Architects to Transform New York Warehouse Into Office Complex

Mar 29, 2017 • Projects

The design will combine adaptive reuse and new construction as it incorporates an expansive steel-framed structure that will cantilever over an original 1914 building.

SOM Reveals Renderings for Waldorf Astoria Restoration

Mar 29, 2017 • Projects

SOM’s vision incorporates a series of modifications that aim to recapture the original design intent of the interior.

GlobalShop Product Design Competition Winners Announced

Mar 29, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Best of Competition was awarded to Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions for Flowbox–The New Dynamic Display.

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.

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.

OMA Completes First Dubai Project Concrete

Mar 24, 2017 • Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

2017 Inspirations Awards Jury Announced

Mar 21, 2017 • Events

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

2017 James Beard Foundation Restaurant Design Awards Nominees Announced

Mar 16, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

AvroKO received nominations in both design categories.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Herzog & de Meuron to Revitalize Brooklyn’s Batcave

Mar 10, 2017 • Projects

The Powerhouse Workshop will debut in 2020 with graffiti intact.

Beyer Blinder Belle Joins Selldorf Architects on Frick Collection Expansion

Mar 09, 2017 • Projects

Selldorf Architects was chosen last year to spearhead the project.

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.

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.’

Waldorf Astoria Hotel Interiors Receive Landmark Designation

Mar 08, 2017 • Projects

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

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.

Daniel Libeskind Completes Ogden Center at Durham University

Mar 06, 2017 • Projects

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

Keynote Speakers for NeoCon 2017 Announced

Mar 03, 2017 • Events

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

DLR Group Acquires Studio Hive

Feb 24, 2017 • Industry

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

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.

CCA Completes Revamped Wooster Hall at SUNY New Paltz

Feb 23, 2017 • Projects

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

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

Diébédo Francis Kéré to Design 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

Feb 21, 2017 • People

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

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.

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.

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.

BIG Wins Competition to Design San Pellegrino Factory

Feb 16, 2017 • Projects

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

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.