May ABI Maintains Recent Steady Performance

Jun 21, 2017 • Industry

The overall score grew from 50.9 to an even reading of 53.0.

Groundbreaking Takes Place for Diamond Schmitt’s PwC-YMCA Tower

Jun 21, 2017 • Projects

The eight-story tower will comprise 236,000 square feet of offices and public amenities.

Inspirations Awards Winners Announced

Jun 20, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The Grand Prize of $10,000 was awarded to Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects.

Francis Kéré Debuts 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

Jun 20, 2017 • Projects

The wood and steel design draws inspiration from a central tree in the architect’s native Burkina Faso.

Penn Station to Move Forward with $1.6 Billion Redevelopment

Jun 19, 2017 • Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the conversion of the James A. Farley Building into the Moynihan Train Hall.

Michael Arad to Design Monument at Charleston Church Shooting Site

Jun 19, 2017 • Projects

The memorial is set to be installed on the grounds of Emanuel AME church.

Olson Kundig and Tihany Design to Upgrade Seattle’s Space Needle

Jun 19, 2017 • Projects

The $100 million renovation will emphasize structural preservation and enhancements to the visitor experience.

Mecanoo and MAYU Architects’ Tainan Public Library to Arrive in 2019

Jun 16, 2017 • Projects

The 398,265-square-foot design will include a cantilevered clad with a skin of vertical timber louvres.

Groundbreaking Begins on DS+R’s Julliard Campus in China

Jun 16, 2017 • Projects

The school’s first international campus will feature four volumes linked via green bridges.

Made By Holland to Overhaul 17th Century Danish Palace

Jun 15, 2017 • Projects

The transformation into a hotel and exhibition space is anticipated to take up to 15 years.

Lever Architecture Designs North America’s First Timber High-Rise

Jun 15, 2017 • Projects

The mixed-use Portland structure will arrive in 2018.

Synthesis Design + Architecture and IBM Watson Analytics Collaborate on Data-Driven Installation

Jun 15, 2017 • Projects

The expansive CNC-milled aluminum wall installation is inside the cloud-based data discovery service’s San Francisco IBM Watson Experience Center.

Interior Designer Megan Walters Wins Contract's NeoCon Giveaway

Jun 14, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The sponsors of Visit. Win. Fly are: Aquafil, USA, Bentley, Davis Furniture, Integra, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, and Mohawk Group.

Lauren Rottet in Conversation with Editor in Chief John Czarnecki During NeoCon

Jun 14, 2017 • Industry

Covering a breadth of design-related topics, Rottet discussed her career and the upcoming projects that her firm is tackling.

HALCON Wins Best of Competition

Jun 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The winners of the 2017 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced on Monday, June 12.

Arianna Huffington Delivers NeoCon 2017 Keynote Address

Jun 12, 2017 • People

The author and mogul promoted wellness across professional and residential environments.

HOK Leaders Discuss Ways to Optimize Workplace Design

Jun 12, 2017 • Events

Pam Light and Brad Liebman discuss how to make workplaces more active and dynamic.

Contract Names 2017 Best of NeoCon Winners

Jun 12, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

HALCON received the Best of Competition honor for Halo.

IIDA and Contract Announce NeoCon 2017 Showroom and Booth Winners

Jun 11, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winners include Steelcase, BuzziSpace, SurfaceWorks, and TURF Design.

Caruso St John Among 2017 RIBA North West Regional Awards for Liverpool Philharmonic

Jun 09, 2017 • Projects

The expansive renovation of Herbert Rowse’s Art Deco landmark was completed in 2015.

HKS Selected to Design New UCSD Facilities

Jun 09, 2017 • Projects

The sustainable mixed-use concept will anchor the campus and accommodate roughly 2,000 students.

Healthcare Environment Awards Jurors Named; Deadline July 11

Jun 08, 2017 • Events

Winners will be announced during the 2017 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Orlando.

Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus to Unveil First Phase in September

Jun 08, 2017 • Projects

Designs from Morphosis, Weiss/Manfredi, and Handel Architects will debut in time for the fall semester.

Robert Kliment Dies at 84

Jun 08, 2017 • People

The KHA co-founder received the Honor Award from the AIA New York chapter in 1997.

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Anniversary Retrospective to Open at MoMA

Jun 08, 2017 • Events

The iconic American architect would have turned 150 years old on June 8.

Construction Begins on Steven Holl’s MFAH Expansion

Jun 07, 2017 • Projects

The 164,000-square-foot structure is one of two new buildings plotted for the campus.

Contract Announces NeoCon Giveaway

Jun 07, 2017 • Events

Contract is giving one lucky NeoCon attendee a trip for two to Bilbao, Spain.

Entries Now Being Accepted for 39th Annual Interiors Awards

Jun 07, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

 In addition to a student category, the Interiors Awards will honor projects across 15 professional project type categories, including the newly added category of lobby repositioning.

Read the Official NeoCon Product Preview

Jun 06, 2017 • Events

More than one million square feet of exhibition space will comprise three floors of showrooms at theMart in Chicago.

James Brett to Succeed Mickey Drexler as J. Crew CEO

Jun 06, 2017 • People

Drexler will continue to serve as board of directors chairman.

Two Contract Events at NeoCon

Jun 05, 2017 • Events

Add these two free Contract events to your NeoCon calendar.

Foster + Partners Depicts Dynamic Apple Store Design in New Renderings

Jun 02, 2017 • Projects

The Apple Store Piazza Liberty in Milan will be housed beneath a public plaza and waterfall feature.

AIA Denounces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Jun 02, 2017 • Industry

AIA President Thomas Vonier reaffirmed the organization’s dedication to climate change mitigation.

Google Reveals Renderings for BIG- and Heatherwick-Designed London Headquarters

Jun 01, 2017 • Projects

The 11-story Zone A Building will be installed near the existing Google offices at 6 Pancras.

Bruner/Cott & Associates Introduces MASS MoCA’s Latest Expansion

Jun 01, 2017 • Projects

The 19th century structure nearly doubles the 16-acre museum’s total square footage.

MoMA Details the Final Phase of Its Expansion and Renovation

Jun 01, 2017 • Projects

DS+R and Gensler’s $400 million phase will see the museum’s overall gallery space expand to 175,000 square feet.

Nardi Associates Designs Olympic Tower in Los Angeles

May 31, 2017 • Projects

The 58-story tower is designed with a vertical garden integrated into its exoskeleton.

REX to Design Brown University Performing Arts Center

May 31, 2017 • Projects

The multifunctional venue will anchor a series of on-campus art facilities.

Outside theMART, the Chicago Riverwalk Is a Welcome Place of Urban Respite

May 30, 2017 • Civic / Public

Over the last 15 years, Chicago-based Ross Barney Architects, led by Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, has transformed a sequence of nine blocks along the Chicago River into a public amenity. The Chicago Riverwalk is now complete for residents and visitors alike to enjoy, right outside of theMART.

Construction Begins on ZHA’s Slovakian Sky Park

May 26, 2017 • Projects

Bratislava’s historic Jurkovčova Teplárne heating plant will serve as a monument anchoring the nearly 14-acre campus.

OMA and Mia Lehrer+Associates Release New Renderings for FAB Park

May 26, 2017 • Projects

Feedback from Los Angeles stakeholders inspired an increase of green space.

IIDA Names Alissa Wehmueller 2017 Member of the Year

May 26, 2017 • People

Wehmueller serves as principal for Helix Architecture + Design.

Encore Heureux Architectes Designs 507 Fab House in Former French Factory

May 25, 2017 • Projects

The research and innovation center features metal framework from Gustave Eiffel’s original design.

Oslo Airport Extension Becomes First Airport Structure to Receive BREEAM Excellent Score

May 25, 2017 • Projects

The Nordic-Office of Architecture’s 1.2 million-square-foot design uses snow as a coolant.

Bauer Latoza Studio and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to Revamp Chicago’s Clock Tower Building

May 25, 2017 • Projects

The tower will serve as the Pullman National Monument Visitor Center.

April ABI Reports Three Consecutive Months of Design Revenue Growth

May 24, 2017 • Industry

The overall score sank from 54.3 to 50.9 last month.

The Aga Khan Wins the Architectural League of New York’s 2017 President’s Medal

May 24, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The award is bestowed in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture.

Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki Moderates ICFF Talk

May 23, 2017 • Events

The panel that included four New York–based designers: Siobhan Barry, Dash Design partner and executive creative director; Ricardo Nabholz, interior design director for Mancini Duffy; Christine Vandover, principal at HOK; and Clayton Whitman, associate principal at CallisonRTKL.

Lee Broom Displayed “Time Machine" Installation During Salone

May 22, 2017 • Projects

Lee Broom displays a decade of designs on a monochromatic carousel set within a vault beneath Milan’s Centrale train station.

James Hackett, Former Head of Steelcase, Named Ford Motor CEO

May 22, 2017 • People

Hackett lent his expertise to Ford’s Smart Mobility division.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in New York

May 22, 2017 • Events

The event took place at Rockwell Group–designed restaurant Tao Downtown in Manhattan.

Florence Knoll Celebrates 100th Birthday on May 24

May 22, 2017 • People

A pioneer in modern furniture and textiles, designer and architect Florence Knoll Bassett celebrates her 100th birthday on May 24.

Goettsch Partners to Design Optics Valley Center Complex in Wuhan, China

May 19, 2017 • Projects

The design comprises three buildings including a 1,312-foot-tall office tower.

Designs Unveiled for Allied Works’ Providence Park Expansion

May 19, 2017 • Projects

The extension will add 4,000 seats to Portland’s 91-year-old soccer stadium.

SOM Completes PSAC II Cube in the Bronx

May 18, 2017 • Projects

The monolithic, 450,000-square-foot cube sits atop a grass-covered berm.

Jackie Robinson Museum Slated for 2019 Opening

May 17, 2017 • Projects

Construction on the Gensler- and Ralph Appelbaum Associates–designed project faced a decade of delays.

Jon Otis Named 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year

May 17, 2017 • People

Otis has served as a professor at Pratt Institute since 1998.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil New Vision for David M. Rubenstein Forum

May 17, 2017 • Projects

The University of Chicago’s forthcoming facility now comprises an eight-story tower and two-story base.

International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina Receives Approval

May 15, 2017 • Projects

Design is led by New York–based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Columbus, Ohio–based Moody Nolan.

DLR Group Acquires Kwan Henmi

May 12, 2017 • Industry

The San Francisco–based design firm’s 27-person staff will join the DLR Group offices.

Adjaye Associates to Design Florida Library

May 11, 2017 • Projects

Hunton-Brady Architects will assist on the $30 million project in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Aedas to Design Luxury Resort on China’s Hengqin Island

May 11, 2017 • Projects

The property will embrace traditional Lingnan architecture.

Gensler Releases New Renderings for Epic Offices

May 11, 2017 • Projects

The 15-story tower will feature a staggered form with fecund terraces.

Henning Larsen Team Wins Etobicoke Civic Center Design Competition

May 10, 2017 • Projects

The team also includes Adamson Associates and PMA.

AIA Names 2017 Latrobe Prize Winners

May 10, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

David Fannon, Michelle Laboy, and Peter Wiederspahn of Northeastern University have been honored with the $100,000 award.

Foster + Partners to Design the Pavilion at the University of Pennsylvania

May 09, 2017 • Projects

The 17-story facility will span 1.5 million square feet at the site of the former Penn Tower.

Eppstein Uhen Architects Acquires Burkettdesign

May 08, 2017 • Industry

The Milwaukee-based firm Eppstein Uhen Architects is acquiring Denver-based architecture and interior design firm Burkettdesign.

ICRAVE Explores Virtual Reality and Design at HD Expo 2017

May 08, 2017 • Projects

The New York firm’s booth offered users a chance to experiment with the technology in a game of virtual beer pong.

The Grill Opens at New York’s Seagram Building

May 08, 2017 • Projects

Annabelle Selldorf and William T. Georgis transformed the former home of the Four Seasons Restaurant.

Cooper Hewitt Announces Winners of 2017 National Design Awards

May 05, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winner in the Architecture Design category is MASS Design Group, Contract’s 2012 Designer of the Year.

Plans Revealed For Multilevel Chicago Starbucks

May 04, 2017 • Projects

Slated to debut in 2019, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery showplace will be the company’s largest outpost in the world.

Winners Announced in 2017 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition

May 04, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Zintra Acoustic Solutions by MDC took home the Best of Competition award at this year’s HD Expo conference in Las Vegas.

Design of Obama Presidential Center Unveiled

May 03, 2017 • Projects

The approximately $500 million project is being designed by New York–based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) in collaboration with Chicago firm Interactive Design Architects (IDEA).

Gensler Designs Columbia College Chicago Student Center

May 03, 2017 • Projects

The five-story, 114,000 square-foot project is slated for completion in late 2018.

AvroKO and Meyer Davis Win 2017 James Beard Awards

May 02, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winners were announced last night during the annual ceremony and gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Inspirations Awards Final Extended Deadline Is Tomorrow

May 02, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

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

Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki to Moderate ICFF Talk

May 01, 2017 • Events

The 29th annual event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 21–24.

Wright & Wright Receive Approval for Lambeth Palace Library

May 01, 2017 • Projects

The first new-build onsite in 200 years, the London library will be topped with a nine-story tower.

AIA Elects William Bates as 2019 President

Apr 28, 2017 • People

Patrick P. Panetta and Emily Grandstaff-Rice were elected Treasurer and At-Large Director, respectively.

Architectural League of New York Names 2017 Prize for Young Architects + Designers Winners

Apr 28, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The honorees will showcase their work in New York and participate in the league’s annual lecture series.

ZGF Architects Designs Stanford University Redwood City Campus

Apr 27, 2017 • Projects

The 35-acre campus will include 1.5 million square feet of non-academic structures.

KAAN Architecten Unveils B30 Redesign

Apr 27, 2017 • Projects

The historic Hague structure has been expanded with five offices and upgraded facilities.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

SOM Reveals One Bangkok

Apr 14, 2017 • Projects

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