The category recognizes two classes of nominees: spaces accommodating 75 or less guests and spaces for 76 or more.
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 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.
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.
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.
American College of Healthcare Architects (ACHA) has named WHR Architects Senior Principal Anthony J. Haas FAIA, FACHA, as its 2015 president.
Perkins+Will, a global architecture and design firm, announced the appointment of Tyson Curcio, AIA, as the company’s chief operating officer (COO).
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 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) has selected Montreal–based, multidisciplinary firm KANVA as the recipient of its 2015 Emerging Architectural Practice Award.
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.
The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has announced the winners of its 42nd Interior Design Competition and 23rd Will Ching Design Competition.
After winning an international competition, New York–based Ennead Architects will design the new 409,000-square-foot Shanghai Planetarium.
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.
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.
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.
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 Design Museum in London has named the 2015 Designs of the Year nominees.
The American Institute of Architects, California Council (AIACC), has named three Council Awards Program recipients.
The Boston Society of Architects (BSA) has named the 2014 winners of its Design Awards, which recognize design excellence in New England.
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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Architectural Club (CAC) has announced the winners of its fourteenth annual Chicago Prize Competition.
Business conditions have remained steady for design firms in December.
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.
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.
The American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) 2015 Jury of Fellows elevated 147 AIA members to its College of Fellows.
Contract magazine’s annual Design Forum was held at Hotel Jerome in Aspen, Colorado.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced its fifth annual list of the Top 10 States for LEED.
The awards recognize individuals and firms based in the United States, Canada, or Mexico with distinct design voices and the potential to influence the disciplines of architecture, landscape design, and urbanism.
Designer Marcel Wanders and entrepreneur Casper Vissers have regained complete control of Dutch design brand Moooi from Italian brand B&B Italia.
Fourteen architects and two associates receive awards.
The Dallas Holocaust Museum and Center for Education and Tolerance plans to build a new permanent location across from its current 6,000-square-foot structure in the West End.
Demands for institutional projects will drive up construction spending in 2015 and 2016.
Out of 33 design teams from 12 countries, five design teams have been shortlisted for a design competition that will revitalize Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal and Harbour Square Park.
A new master plan for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, was designed by Steven Holl Architects and includes new buildings by the firm as well as another by Lake|Flato Architects.
Lynn M. Utter, President and COO of Knoll Office since 2007, has resigned.
The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) published its annual report revealing that 2014 saw the highest number of skyscrapers completed that the CTBUH has ever recorded.
Ten out of twelve months in 2014 showed increasing demand for design services in the nonresidential construction industry, according to the Architecture Billings Index (ABI).
A new award program from the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) recognizes and celebrates outstanding practices that advance the cause of excellence in interior design education.
The Columbus office of NBBJ, in collaboration with Cleveland-based Bialosky + Partners Architects, has released preliminary renderings for nuCLEus, a mixed-use development that includes what could potentially become Cleveland’s fourth tallest building and the city’s first new skyscraper in 25 years.
The 2015 Richard H. Driehaus Prize, which honors classic architecture in modern society, will be awarded to David M. Schwarz, a Washington, D.C.–based architect.
FIGMENT, the Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), and the Structural Engineers Association of New York (SEAoNY) have announced two winning designs for the 2015 City of Dream Pavilion Competition.
Rem Koolhaas and Dasha Zhukova are launching a new campaign that will turn Moscow’s decayed Vremena Goda landmark into a new home for the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art.
Last summer, five teams were chosen by The Architectural League of New York to propose library designs that follow the League’s themes.
Swanke Hayden Connell has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming to be unable to collect more than $2 million from a project in Russia, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Boston has been selected as a possible bid by the U.S. Olympic Committee to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), London’s Broadgate Exchange House has been honored with the 2015 AIA Twenty-five Year Award.