Apple to Open Offices in London’s Battersea Power Station

Oct 21, 2016 • Projects

The 500,000-square-foot offices will encompass 40 percent of the structure’s total office space.

Behnisch Architekten’s AGORA Begins Construction

Oct 21, 2016 • Projects

The glazed structure will be connected to an existing ISREC building for maximized flexibility.

Maya Lin Reveals Smith College Library Redesign

Oct 20, 2016 • Projects

Neilson Library will receive two new wings, an amphitheater, and top-level accommodations.

SANAA’s Grace Farms Wins 2014/2015 MCHAP

Oct 20, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Connecticut site hosted roughly 50,000 visitors in the last year.

ASID 2016-2017 National Board Takes Office

Oct 19, 2016 • Industry

Charrisse Johnston will serve as chair of the 11-member volunteer body.

Architecture Billings Index Reports Second Month of Downturn

Oct 19, 2016 • Industry

The last two-month stretch of negative scores occurred in 2012.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Reveals New Expansion Details

Oct 19, 2016 • Projects

Annabelle Selldorf will lead the $55 million redesign project.

Philip Freelon to Lead Motown Museum Expansion in Detroit

Oct 17, 2016 • Projects

Hamilton Anderson Associates, Gallagher & Associates, and Larry Brinker Sr. will also assist on the project.

Allied Works, Maltzan, and Gang Competing to Design CCA San Francisco Campus

Oct 17, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Each firm will present their designs to the public later this month.

Shaw Contract Names 2016 Design Is… Award Global Winners

Oct 14, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Six international projects were honored out of more than 450 submissions.

CO Architects Designs UC San Diego’s New Science Building

Oct 13, 2016 • Projects

The Biological Physical Sciences Building will be equipped with external light-sensitive glazing and other sustainable elements.

National Gallery of Art Unveils Three-Year Restoration of East Building

Oct 13, 2016 • Projects

Hartman-Cox Architects created an additional 12,000 square feet of galleries without altering the existing building footprint.

MVRDV and Zhubo to Design Shenzhen Sports Complex

Oct 12, 2016 • Projects

The Xili Sports and Cultural Center will feature four distinct volumes spanning more than one million total square feet.

Lisbon Architecture Triennale Explores Language of Architecture

Oct 12, 2016 • Events

The exhibit, the Form of Form, is designed by Mark Lee, Kersten Geers, and Nuno Brandão Costa.

Designers May Now Register to Attend Contract Design Forum

Oct 11, 2016 • Events

The Forum is a two-day gathering of the 40-member Contract Editorial Advisory Board, invited guests who are leaders in the commercial design industry, and representatives of sponsors.

Newport Street Gallery by Caruso St. John Architects Wins 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize

Oct 10, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Despite being shortlisted twice before, this is the first time Caruso St. John Architects has won the RIBA Stirling Prize.

Dominique Perrault Debuts Refresh to the Palace of Versailles

Oct 07, 2016 • Projects

The Parisian architect added a large basement and new pathways to ensure a more organic flow.

FXFOWLE to Design New Liberty Island Museum

Oct 07, 2016 • Projects

The 26,000-square-foot proposal will feature an elevated extension of the park and an industrial interior.

AIA’s 2016 Firm Survey Report Indicates Firm Revenue Growth

Oct 06, 2016 • Industry

Less than ten percent of firms are reporting financial losses.

EwingCole Acquires BBH Design

Oct 06, 2016 • Industry

BBH Design recently debuted new visualization technology to explore the human relationship with the built environment.

Leong Leong to Design Center for Community and Entrepreneurship in Queens

Oct 05, 2016 • Projects

Comprised of four interlocking volumes, the mixed-use complex will span seven stories and 90,000 square feet.

Vancouver Architect Bing Thom Dies at 75

Oct 05, 2016 • People

The Vancouver-based architect has been honored with the Governor General’s Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

Seventy Exhibitors Announced for Istanbul Design Biennial

Oct 04, 2016 • Events

Beatriz Colomina and Mark Wigley are curating this year’s examination of design itself.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in Chicago

Oct 03, 2016 • Events

The CitySCENE reception was held at Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel. 

2016 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Winners Announced

Oct 03, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The six winning designs span five countries including Bangladesh, China, Denmark, Iran, and Lebanon.

Jan Vingerhoets Appointed CEO Of Molteni&C, Dada, and UniFor

Sep 30, 2016 • People

The Belgium native was most recently the CEO of FLOS USA.

For The Calhoun School in New York, FXFOWLE Reconceives Interiors with Renewed Vitality

Sep 29, 2016 • Education

FXFOWLE Reconceives The Calhoun School in New York.

Paulo Mendes da Rocha to Receive 2017 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Sep 29, 2016 • People

The Brazilian architect received the Praemium Imperiale prize and the Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion earlier this year.

The Taichung Metropolitan Opera House Prepares to Debut

Sep 29, 2016 • Projects

The Toyo Ito–designed structure includes no columns, relying on unique curved walls for support.

Herzog & de Meuron Reveal Design for 6AM in Los Angeles

Sep 28, 2016 • Projects

The sprawling Los Angeles complex will be completed with two 58-story towers.

Chicago Housing Authority Approves Location for National Public Housing Museum

Sep 28, 2016 • Projects

Local firm Landon Bone Baker Architects will design the museum, transforming the last of the Jane Addams Homes.

Interiors Awards Final Extended Deadline is Tonight at Midnight EST

Sep 27, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Interiors Awards celebrate great design in projects across 14 categories of commercial interior architecture and design, as well as a student category.

National Museum of African American History and Culture Opens

Sep 27, 2016 • Projects

The 400,000-square-foot museum rises with three expanding tiers, a “Corona,” in a form akin to a Yoruba sculpture.

Czarnecki to Moderate Discussions in Miami and New York

Sep 26, 2016 • Events

Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki will be moderating three different discussions related to commercial interiors in Miami and New York on October 5, 6, and 7.

Frank Gehry Receives Approval for Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Design

Sep 26, 2016 • Projects

The $150 million project will undergo further changes before construction. 

Zaha Hadid Architects Completes Antwerp Port House

Sep 23, 2016 • Projects

The repurposed fire station is adorned with a faceted glass structure.

Marriott–Starwood Merger Receives Final Approval

Sep 23, 2016 • Industry

The combined company is now endowed with more than 30 brands and 1.1 million guestrooms. 

Five Designs Revealed for Overhaul of Port Authority Bus Terminal

Sep 22, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The design teams include Arcadis, Pelli Clarke Pelli, and Perkins Eastman.

DLR Group Acquires Westlake Reed Leskosky

Sep 22, 2016 • Industry

More than 1,000 employees will serve the merged company across 26 global offices.

Architecture Billings Index Sinks into Negative Territory

Sep 21, 2016 • Industry

The AIA’s August report maintains an overall positive forecast with a new projects index score of 61.8.

Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee Named as Chicago Biennial Artistic Directors

Sep 21, 2016 • People

The biennial’s second edition will take place from September 16 to December 31, 2017.

BIG, MVRDV, Snohetta, and Michele de Lucchi Designs Compete for San Pellegrino Factory

Sep 20, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The winner of the four will be announced later this month.

Thomas Heatherwick Reveals Vessel Design

Sep 19, 2016 • Projects

Comprising 154 interconnected staircases, the structure will anchor New York’s Hudson Yards development.

Mark Gilbreath to Speak at Contract Design Forum

Sep 19, 2016 • Events

Gilbreath is the founder and CEO of first end-to-end digital platform for flexible office procurement LiquidSpace.

Contract Moves Editorial Office

Sep 15, 2016 • Industry

The editorial office of Contract has moved to a new location in the Financial District of Manhattan.

MVRDV Wins Competition to Design Hamburg Innovation Port

Sep 15, 2016 • Projects

Spanning more than 750,000 square feet, the mixed-use complex will mirror a high-density neighborhood. 

Urban Agency and OUALALOU+CHOI to Design Educational Desert Oasis

Sep 15, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The isolated Madrasa-style education center will be located in southwestern Morocco.

John Belle Dies at 84

Sep 14, 2016 • People

The Beyer Blinder Belle co-founder is known for the restorations of Grand Central Terminal and Ellis Island.

GSA Announces Design Award Winners

Sep 14, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Eighteen federal building projects were awarded during a biannual ceremony earlier this month.

Interiors Awards Deadline in Two Days

Sep 13, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The entry deadline is September 15, 2016. 

Finnish Government Will Not Fund Guggenheim Helsinki

Sep 13, 2016 • Industry

Finland’s nationalist party has blocked the state from funding the $156 million museum project.

Theaster Gates Receives $10 Million to Revitalize Chicago’s South Side

Sep 12, 2016 • Projects

A network of arts institutions will be established through the repurposing of a vacant elementary school, empty lots, and a former power plant.

Grimshaw Releases Design of Sustainability Pavilion for Expo 2020 Dubai

Sep 12, 2016 • Projects

Developed in collaboration with Buro Happold, the pavilion will showcase sustainable principles to show visitors.

Maison Edouard François and ABC Architectes to Revamp French Stadium

Sep 09, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The design will embody that of a green hill to link urban and natural landscapes.

Foster + Partners Ferring Pharmaceutical Design Breaks Ground

Sep 09, 2016 • Projects

The Copenhagen office building bears a triangular shape and horizontal emphasis driven by its coastal location.

REX Unveils World Trade Center Arts Complex Design

Sep 08, 2016 • Projects

The cube-like design features a marble-glass skin that will illuminate amber in the evening.

AIA Announces 2016 CAE Education Facility Design Award Winners

Sep 08, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The AIA’s Committee on Architecture for Education recognized 12 sites that exemplify the latest design trends in education.

Gary Wheeler Joins HDR

Sep 07, 2016 • People

The former ASID president will serve as the global director of interior design and workplace strategy.

DS+R to Design Artificial Island in the South China Sea

Sep 07, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The 250-acre island will feature a hotel complex, amusement park, and bridge linking it to the Hainan province.

Interiors Awards Deadline is One Week From Thursday

Sep 06, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The entry deadline is September 15, 2016. 

Aedas Nears Completion on Lè Architecture

Sep 02, 2016 • Events

The Taipei office development will feature external green belts and vegetated outdoor terraces.

Unitfive Design Installs Handcrafted Brass Forest in Saks Fifth Avenue Toronto

Sep 02, 2016 • Projects

The Toronto-based firm installed nearly four-dozen brass trees on the third floor of Saks Fifth Avenue’s new Canadian flagship.

NCARB Reports More Than 110,000 Registered Architects in U.S.

Sep 01, 2016 • Industry

The 2016 edition reveals that the number of U.S. architects continues to grow with 110,168 active in the country.

American Masters – Eero Saarinen: The Architect Who Saw the Future to Air on PBS

Sep 01, 2016 • People

Airing in December, the documentary will follow the neofuturist’s son exploring some of his father’s most significant projects.

Tribune Media Sells Chicago’s Tribune Tower

Aug 31, 2016 • Projects

CIM Group has purchased the landmark structure for $240 million.

Renzo Piano to Lead Italy’s Post-Earthquake Reconstruction

Aug 31, 2016 • People

The 78-year-old architect was also named an Italian senator in 2013.

Gates and Lee Scheduled to Speak at Contract Design Forum

Aug 31, 2016 • Events

Registration is open for architects and designers to attend the 12th annual Forum, November 9–11

ICFF Miami Premieres in October

Aug 31, 2016 • Events

The trade show expands to Miami Beach to highlight luxury products for hospitality, commercial, and retail interiors.

The Illinois Institute of Technology Breaks Ground on New John Ronan–Designed Building

Aug 30, 2016 • Events

The Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship will be clad in an exterior of ETFE.

Designer Jane Thompson Dies at 89

Aug 29, 2016 • People

Thompson's career included contributions to the disciplines of design, architecture, and urban planning.

MAD Architects Transforms Japanese Residence Into Clover House Kindergarten

Aug 26, 2016 • Projects

The design deconstructs an existing residential structure and expands its footprint.



Gensler Reveals New Renderings for C3 Project

Aug 25, 2016 • Projects

The vertical office campus spans seven stories and more than 280,000 square feet.

ICP Inaugurates New SOM-Designed Lower Manhattan Location

Aug 25, 2016 • Projects

Designed by SOM, the minimalist design spans 18,000 square feet across two levels.

MASS Design Group and the Equal Justice Initiative Plan Memorial to Peace and Justice

Aug 24, 2016 • Projects

The six-acre memorial in Alabama will honor the victims of lynching throughout U.S. history.

MSDL References Former Icehouse for a Montreal Engineering School

Aug 24, 2016 • Projects

The structure’s design features a grand staircase envisioned as a continuation of a future outdoor park.

FLOS USA Announces Appointment of Jack Schreur as New CEO

Aug 23, 2016 • Industry

The former Herman Miller vice president will assume the new title next month.

Museum of Arts and Design Announces New Board Changes

Aug 23, 2016 • People

Michele Cohen will serve as Chair at the helm of the all-female leadership team.

Safco Announces Acquisition of Mayline

Aug 22, 2016 • Industry

The deal is expected to close in September 2016.

LAGUARDA.LOW Wins Urban Development Competition in Jining, China

Aug 22, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The four million-square-foot mixed-use complex will be developed in six phases.

Gensler Nears Completion of ASLA’s Washington, D.C., Headquarters Redesign

Aug 19, 2016 • Industry

The revamped structure is being design to meet both LEED and WELL certification. 

Glenn Murcutt’s Australian Islamic Center Nears Completion

Aug 18, 2016 • Projects

The iconoclastic design features a roof of lantern-like prism panels.

Wight & Company to Redesign the Will County Justice Center

Aug 18, 2016 • Projects

The simple modern design aims to revitalize the industrial Chicago suburb of Joliet.

Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro Hotel Opens

Aug 17, 2016 • Projects

Yoo Design Studio teamed up with Brazilian designers to create an authentically localized atmosphere.

Demand for Design Projects Remains Positive in July’s Architecture Billings Index

Aug 17, 2016 • Industry

July reported a reading of 51.5 despite a decrease in scores across the board.

Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in Chicago September 29

Aug 16, 2016 • Events

The reception for the Chicago architecture and design community will be held at Vertigo Sky Lounge at the Dana Hotel.

Perkins+Will Boston to Design Massive Dubai Sports Complex

Aug 16, 2016 • Projects

Featuring a 60,000-seat playing field, the stadium will be the largest in the UAE.

Henning Larsen’s Heart of Denmark Opens at Rio Olympics

Aug 15, 2016 • Projects

The 3,250-square-foot pavilion includes nods to Danish sailing culture and Brazilian landscapes.

The Sydney Opera House Details Plans for $202 Million Upgrade

Aug 15, 2016 • Projects

ARM Architecture will oversee the improvements made to the main concert hall’s acoustics and overall layout.

MAD Architects Reveals Designs for Xinhee Headquarters

Aug 12, 2016 • Projects

The Xinhee Design Center will feature a PTFE-plastic exterior that will control indoor climate.

Michael Maltzan to Design New Lab for Rice University

Aug 11, 2016 • Events

The semi-transparent geometric structure will house extensive versatile collaborative spaces.

Shortlist Announced for New Royal College of Art Campus in London

Aug 11, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The winning design is expected to be announced in October.

Snohetta Chosen to Design BLF Headquarters in Beirut

Aug 10, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The winning design includes a network of terraces carved into the geometric facade. 

Olson Kundig Wins Competition to Design Jewish Museum Berlin’s Kindermuseum

Aug 09, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The winning proposal entails a modern and interactive retelling of Noah’s Ark.

LACMA and Peter Zumthor Reveal New Museum Design Renderings

Aug 08, 2016 • Projects

The 368,000-square-foot design will introduce three new galleries and eight transparent pavilions.

Rockwell Group Conceives a Comprehensive Collection of Workplace Furnishings for Knoll

Aug 08, 2016 • Industry

Drawing from its hospitality and theatrical set design background, the New York firm created Unscripted for Knoll.

An Interview with Luke Pearson and Tom Lloyd of PearsonLloyd, the Designers of Zones for Teknion

Aug 05, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Zones  by Teknion and PearsonLloyd was named the 2016 Best of NeoCon Best of Competition.

Gensler Releases Renderings for GE’s $100 Million Boston Headquarters

Aug 05, 2016 • Projects

The project will include the overhaul of two warehouses as well as a new-build

Brandon Haw Reveals Plans for Colombian Business School Structure

Aug 04, 2016 • People

The first of the two twin buildings will maximize air movement with several cool-water pools.

MAAT to Debut in Lisbon This October

Aug 04, 2016 • Events

Amanda Levete of AL_A in London crafted the 409,000-square-foot design.