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British architecture firm Foster + Partners will break ground on the expansion of the Norton Museum of Art in West Palm Beach, Florida on February 6.
The Architectural League of New York has announced the winners of its Emerging Voices recognition program.
The AIANY Interiors Committee is hosting a speed presentation evening on March 23 at the Steelcase showroom in New York.
The United States World War I Centennial Commission has chosen a design for the National World War I Memorial.
The American Institute of Architects has named Hans Butzer, AIA, as the recipient of the 2016 Thomas Jefferson Award. The architect is a director of the Oklahoma City–based practice Butzer Architects and Urbanism.
The opening date has been set for the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
The annual Young Architects Program at MoMA PS1 in New York has named Mexico City–based Escobedo Solíz Studio as the winner of the 17th edition of the international competition.
The American Institute of Architects has honored George Smart, founder of nonprofit organization North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH), with the 2016 Collaborative Achievement Award.
The husband-and-wife design team of Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge have been awarded Contract magazine’s 2016 Legend Award
Todd Heiser, IIDA, of Gensler has been awarded the 2017 Designer of the Year honor.
International architecture, engineering, and planning firm, HOK has announced the promotion of firm-wide president and design principal for the Washington, D.C. office, Bill Hellmuth, AIA, to the position of chief executive officer, effective April 19.
New York–based firm Snøhetta has unveiled the design of a new library for Temple University’s campus in Philadelphia.
Dublin-based Heneghan Peng Architects has been named the winner of a competition to design the Canadian Canoe Museum in Peterborough, Ontario.
SHoP, Snohetta, and Adjaye Selected as Finalists to Design Syracuse University National Veterans Resource ComplexJan 25, 2016 • Competitions & Awards
Syracuse University has named three finalists to advance the final round of the competition to design the National Veterans Resource Complex on its New York campus.
Reflecting information gathered over the past three years regarding the future directions of the interior design practice, the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) Board of Directors adopted new quality standards for higher education programs, which seek to more systematically prepare graduates for entry into the profession.
Architect Scott Merrill, AIA, has been named the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Prize. Recognized for his ability to design classical architecture that expresses regional identities, Merrill is the founder of the Florida–based firm Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced the long-anticipated opening date of the Santiago Calatrava–designed World Trade Center Oculus in New York. The centerpiece of the $3.9 billion transportation hub is slated to open during the first week of March, after years of delays and overrun budgets.
Tokyo-based firm Kengo Kuma and Associates has shared renderings of their design for a mixed-use development in Angers, France.
The Getty Research Institute has announced the appointment of Architectural Historian and Curator Maristella Casciato as senior curator of architectural collections.
The American Institute of Architects has reported that the
Architecture Billings Index concluded 2015 in positive terrain. December’s ABI score was reported as 50.9, up from the reading of 49.3 in the previous month.
Interface Inc. has hired Jay Gould as its new chief operating officer. The Georgia-based manufacturer of modular carpet announced on January 13 that Gould will be executive vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing global operations, marketing, and organizational development.
New York–based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill has released renderings of a revised plan to renovate the James A. Farley Post Office into a train station, as part of the larger redevelopment of the Penn Station complex.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has announced the 2016 recipients of the AIA Institute Honor Awards. The AIA Institute Honor Awards recognizes distinguished works that exemplify excellence in architecture, interior architecture, and urban design.
The National Football League has announced that the St. Louis Rams will be returning to Los Angeles for the 2016 season in an HKS-designed stadium.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has selected the Monterey Bay Aquarium as the 2016 winner of the Twenty-Five Year Award. Identifying architectural design of lasting importance, the award distinguishes works that have endured the test of time and served as exemplary models for 25 to 35 years.
A group of 29 designers and manufacturer representatives confronted the topics of diversity and inclusion within the interior design industry during the 19th International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Industry Roundtable, held on January 8–10. Following a discussion led by IIDA Executive Vice President and CEO Cheryl S. Durst, the interior design industry’s first Diversity Council was assembled.
Robert B. Valentine, the founder of Design Collective Incorporated in Columbus, Ohio, died on December 22, 2015, from a heart attack.
Alejandro Aravena has been named the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.
The American Institute of Architects has issued a response to President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on January 12.
Flanagan Lawrence has won a competition to renovate the 1976 Szczecin Summer Theatre in Poland with a tensile structure design that features two angled and arched openings.
Managing Principal & President of New York-based KG&D
Architects Russell A. Davidson was inaugurated as the 92nd President of
the AIA. Succeeding the 91st President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA,
Davidson will represent nearly 88,000 AIA members.
The flexible members-only space will overlook a courtyard that is one aspect of a larger expansion underway by London-based Amanda Levete Architects.
Governor Andrew Cuomo unveiled his vision for the renovation of Pennsylvania Station and the corresponding creation of a modernized, statewide transportation network, as part of his larger agenda to improve the infrastructure of New York State.
Despite a search that has lasted more than a year, a new stadium location has yet to be selected, though local officials have indicated a possible site near Robert F. Kennedy Memorial (RFK) Stadium.
The approximately $72 million project aims to deliver leisure and community facilities, affordable housing, and improved public space to the proposed Finsbury Leisure Centre site.
Regarded as the highest honor bestowed by ULI, the award honors those who have fulfilled a longtime commitment to establishing communities rooted in high quality design and development.
The approximately 151,000-square-foot research hub will be located on the University of Glasgow’s 31-acre Gilmorehill Campus in the West End.
Intended to generate revenue during slow commuter hours, the mixed-use space will be similar to New York’s Grand Central Terminal, as well as St. Pancras Station in London.
A proposal has been announced for the creation of a “cultural corridor” that would connect Berkshire County’s Williamstown to the City of North Adams, Massachusetts, with two new museums and a renovated theater. New York-based Gluckman Tang Architects has been selected to lead the design.
Sapper was known for designing such products as the 9091 whistling kettle for Alessi, IBM’s ThinkPad laptop series, and the Tizio tabletop lamp for Artemide.
The 12-story, mixed-use tower will feature a rectangular facade with glass set amongst wood screens and live plantings.
Established in 1885, the former Bötzow Brewery is located on an approximately 260,000-square-foot site near the city’s Alexanderplatz.
Dubbed Cloister, the Qingdao property features a series of brick structures, which contain the steelworks company’s offices and amenities.
Though French practice Vallet de Martinis DIID Architectes was previously selected to design the museum last year, a new competition ensued after the government decision to relocate the planned site.
Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, and InterContinental Hotels Group are expected to lead this growth from 2016 to 2017.
A collaborative effort with locally based Plus Architecture, the tower will house mixed-use components, such as office space, retail outlets, and residential units.
NADAAA Designs New Home for University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and DesignDec 23, 2015 • Projects
For the renovation and expansion of the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, Boston-based firm NADAAA was tasked with transforming the city’s iconic One Spadina Crescent into a site more suitable to the University’s evolving educational agenda.
Known as M50, for its location at 50 Moganshan Road, the 3.2-million-square-foot development will feature a large mountain-shaped block, while prominently incorporating trees and landscaped spaces.
Located in the Puerto Maravilha neighborhood, the museum sits on Maua Pier, where it is part of a local revitalization project.
Kuma’s winning proposal embodies several of his signature design traits, such as a prominent use of natural materials and wood, an organic ovular structure, and an integration of live plantings that is widely typical of traditional Japanese architecture.
Shortlist proposals will be submitted during the first quarter of 2016 and the designs must accommodate both of the Center’s considered locations, Jackson Park and Washington Park.
The endeavor is a result of the “Equity in Architecture” resolution, which seeks to retain talent, advance the profession, and enhance the value of design to society through diversity tactics.
The centrally located, 270,000-square-foot medical research facility will serve as a communal gathering space for the university’s employees, students, and visitors.
Hotel components are united by a façade that comprises glass and composite diamond-shaped panels in hues of white and gray.
Constructed almost a half-century ago, the Ford Foundation’s iconic New York headquarters is set to undergo a two-year, $190 million renovation courtesy of global firm Gensler, which will bring the building up to code while echoing the Foundation’s evolved values.
The international design competition annually recognizes high-caliber interior design and interior architecture projects for their outstanding originality.
The curvilinear development includes a 1,600-person theater, a 400-person concert hall, and an outdoor public plaza that doubles as an event space.
Titled Design A and Design B, the schemes remain anonymous at this stage, but are thought to be from Japanese architects Kengo Kuma and Toyo Ito, respectively.
November's ABI score dipped from 53.1 in October to 49.3, reflecting a decrease in design services.
Constructed in collaboration with New York-based engineering firm Arup, Station Arnhem replaces a former 1950s train station.
PortalMill consolidates Herman Miller’s existing UK sites in Bath and Chippenheim into a single L-shaped facility with an open reception area.
The program was developed in an effort to help policymakers, design and public health professionals, and the general public understand how research covering design’s effect on public health can be translated into architectural practice.
The company's new Lyngby, Denmark headquarters in is a conglomeration of two previously separate units that now share one roof and an angular façade with metal cladding.
The 1.5-million-square-foot Century City development will include retail space, restaurants, a renovated hotel, and two luxury residential towers.
The two firms will work with acoustic design firm Akustiks and theater design firm Fisher Dachs to reconfigure the auditorium with a new aesthetic and state-of-the-art acoustics.
The 319,000-square-foot mixed-use building will feature a 200-room hotel, as well as an estimated 127,724 square feet of commercial office space and shared amenities.
Leading designers, architects, and product manufacturers enjoyed an invigorating two days at the 11th Annual Contract Design Forum, held in Savannah, Georgia, in early November.
Dedicated to showcasing notable vehicles, the museum was originally converted from a former 1960s department store in 1994 along downtown Los Angeles’ iconic Museum Row.
The annual award was established by the Swedish Association of Architects in 1962 and is the country’s most renowned architectural prize.
The rectangular high-rise will feature a tapered facade with bronze struts arranged in a diamond-shaped pattern.
Headed by Spanish architect Victor López Cotelo, the jury for the 2015 Tile of Spain Awards recognized projects within the two main categories of architecture and interior design and winners were each granted an estimated $18,400.
Established as a competitive creative outlet for up-and-coming architects, the program challenges entrants to create a temporary installation to accommodate MoMA PS1’s live concert series, “Warm Up."
Following the acquisition, AE&E will maintain its Montreal and New York offices under the name Escobar by Lemay.
Third quarter 2015 billings rose slightly in September from June’s Interior Design Billings Index (IDBI) score of 57.1—a positive sign in that any score over 50 indicates revenue growth.
As the newest recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, R. Steven Lewis, AIA, has been recognized for his architectural contributions to social change.
The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded Terrance J. Brown, FAIA, with the Edward C. Kemper Award, recognizing his contributions to disaster-recovery and mitigation over the course of numerous catastrophes in the past four decades.
In partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the AIA has awarded Douglas S. Kelbaugh, FAIA, with the 2016 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architecture Education.
An existing 41,837-seat stadium will be razed and reimagined with a larger 60,000-seat capacity, as well as a museum and retail outlet onsite.
Anderson will work under Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, to generate exhibitions and public programs concerning architecture from 1990 to the present.
Venturi and Scott Brown are the first pair in practice to win the medal and Scott Brown will be the first living woman recipient.
Dubbed Eureka Kvarteret, the approximately 940,000-square-foot masterplan aims to improve connectivity between a clearly defined main street and the region’s surrounding transportation hubs.
The approximately $165 million project will include an elevated cubic structure with public spaces situated below.
Mark Major, a British lighting designer, was honored for his Outstanding Lifetime Contribution to Design.
To center on a public plaza, two cubic structures with matte-glass facades will contain a museum, library, and a subterranean archive.