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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

CCA Completes Revamped Wooster Hall at SUNY New Paltz

Feb 23, 2017 • Projects

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

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.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in Dallas

Feb 13, 2017 • Events

More than 200 practicing architects and designers attended the event held at STIRR.

AIA Announces 2017 Fellows

Feb 13, 2017 • People

The 178 members of the College of Fellows will be honored during the AIA’s annual conference in Orlando.

Architecture Initiative Reimagines Northampton Royal Mail Building as Arts School

Feb 10, 2017 • Projects

The Brutalist structure will be revamped to improve circulation and expanded with multifunctional areas. 

Dorte Mandrup Debuts Wadden Sea Visitor Center Design

Feb 10, 2017 • Projects

The structure draws inspiration from regional farmhouses and features locally sourced materials.

Gensler to Upgrade Chicago’s Willis Tower

Feb 09, 2017 • Projects

The building’s base will be overhauled with a three-story public structure.

Pace University Campus to Undergo Renovation and Expansion from FXFOWLE

Feb 09, 2017 • Projects

The first phase of the project will put $45 million toward enhancing One Pace Plaza and 41 Park Row.

GMP Architekten Chosen to Install a Rooftop for the Arena di Verona in Italy

Feb 08, 2017 • Projects

Designed in collaboration with SBP, the proposal comprises a network of cable and cloths.

Denise Scott Brown to Receive Jane Drew Prize for Women in Architecture

Feb 08, 2017 • People

The architectural community rallied in support of Scott Brown’s work following a lack of acknowledgment from the Pritzker Prize committee in 1991. 

LOS OSOS Designs Mobile Work Unit for Coroflot

Feb 08, 2017 • Projects

The modular design promotes high functionality and flexibility with simple materials.

Kevin Stark Announces Retirement from HNI Contract

Feb 06, 2017 • People

In addition to serving in brand development roles, Stark designed six Best of NeoCon winners. 

Architectural League of New York Names 2017 Emerging Voices

Feb 03, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The eight winners will each deliver lectures this March in New York.

MCM Completes London Offices for Bird & Bird Law Firm

Feb 02, 2017 • Projects

A 20-foot staircase serves as the centerpiece linking the reception area to a lounge and seminar space.

AIA Consensus Forecast Predicts Positive 2017

Feb 02, 2017 • Industry

Overall nonresidential building is expected to grow nearly 6 percent this year amidst stable political conditions.

IMPACT Scotland Announces Shortlist for Edinburgh Concert Hall

Feb 01, 2017 • Projects

Adjaye Associates, David Chipperfield, and Richard Murphy are among the nominated teams leaders.  

Photos from the 2017 Interiors Awards Breakfast

Feb 01, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

View a gallery of photos from the 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast.

AIA Releases Equity in Architecture Report

Feb 01, 2017 • Industry

The 20-person panel outlines 11 recommendations for industry professionals to assist in the expansion and nurturing of diversity and inclusion.

Inspirations Awards Deadline is April 21

Jan 31, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Presented in partnership with Tarkett, the Inspirations Awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture and design. 

Michael Maltzan Architecture to Lead Hammer Museum Expansion

Jan 30, 2017 • Projects

The extension will expand exhibition space by 60 percent and include a museum shop.

Suzette Subance Ferrier of TPG Architecture Named 2017 Designer of the Year

Jan 27, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

A New York native brings a sense of fashion, style, and sophistication to the commercial interiors practice at TPG Architecture.

2017 Interiors Awards Winners Announced

Jan 27, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The 38th Annual Interiors Awards winners were announced this morning at the Interiors Awards Breakfast at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

Michael Vanderbyl Wins 2017 Legend Award

Jan 27, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

From graphic identity to products, furnishings, and showroom interiors, Michael Vanderbyl demonstrates the impact and importance of design

2017 Designer of the Year: Suzette Subance Ferrier

Jan 27, 2017 • Profiles

A New York native brings a sense of fashion, style, and sophistication to the commercial interiors practice at TPG Architecture

Steven Holl Architects Reveals Design for Shanghai Cultural and Health Centers

Jan 26, 2017 • Projects

The structures will draw their irregular form from Karl Popper’s 1965 lecture “Of Clouds and Clocks.”

AIA Announces Winners of 2017 Thomas Jefferson and Collaborative Achievement Awards

Jan 26, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Alan Greenberger, Lawrence Scarpa, and the Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship will each be honored at the AIA Conference later this year.

EFFEKT to Design Streetmekka Cultural Center in Denmark

Jan 25, 2017 • Projects

The repurposed warehouse will host street art, sports, and cultural programming across an interior urban setting.

Annabelle Selldorf Designs New Boesky Gallery in Aspen

Jan 25, 2017 • Projects

The 3,000-square-foot space occupies the transformed cabin of photographer James Kelly.

Interiors Awards Breakfast Is This Friday

Jan 24, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast will be held this Friday, January 27, at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York. 

Rubbermaid Commercial Products Hosts Roundtable on Future of Design

Jan 24, 2017 • Events

Rubbermaid Commercial Products recently hosted a roundtable discussion on the future of design, moderated by Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki.

Snohetta Reveals Design for Norway’s Powerhouse Telemark

Jan 23, 2017 • Projects

The 11-story office building will become the country’s first energy positive structure.

2017 Legend: Michael Vanderbyl

Jan 23, 2017 • Profiles

From graphic identity to products, furnishings, and showroom interiors, Michael Vanderbyl demonstrates the impact and importance of design

“Phyllis Lambert: 75 Years at Work” Opens at CCA

Jan 23, 2017 • Events

The Canadian architect and activist curates a retrospective on her career. 

OMA and Barcode Architects’ Normandy Library Opens

Jan 20, 2017 • Projects

Bibliothèque Alexis de Tocqueville comprises four protruding planes in response to the design’s urban context.

New York Historical Society to Open the Center for Women’s History This April

Jan 20, 2017 • Projects

Eva Jiřičná Architects and PBDW Architects collaborated on the redesign of the museum’s fourth floor. 

Eiffel Tower to Undergo $321 Million Renovation

Jan 19, 2017 • Projects

The upgrades will take place over the course of the next 15 years.

Peter P. Petkoff Dies at 98

Jan 19, 2017 • People

He served as the senior vice president of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls through 1984.

Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to Curate 2018 Venice Biennale

Jan 18, 2017 • People

The Irish architects received the Silver Lion at the exhibition in 2012 for their UTEC campus design. 

Architecture Billings Index Ends 2016 On Three-Month High

Jan 18, 2017 • Industry

December’s score of 55.9 reflects the largest month-to-month increase of the year.

Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in Dallas February 9

Jan 17, 2017 • Events

Practicing architects and designers are welcome to attend the event, which will be held at STIRR, 2803 Main Street, 6–8 p.m.

GlobalShop to Celebrate 25th Anniversary This March in Las Vegas

Jan 17, 2017 • Events

Shinola President Jacques Panis will deliver the keynote address in partnership with WWD.

Construction Begins on Foster + Partners’ Varso Tower

Jan 13, 2017 • Projects

The 1,017-foot-tall design will become the tallest tower in Poland, and house one of Europe’s highest observation decks.

Evgeny Didorenko Presents Thames River Museum Design

Jan 13, 2017 • Projects

The plan includes a large Thames Screen, which will illustrate the changing tides of the river in real time.

The AIA Announces the 2017 Institute Honor Awards

Jan 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winners have been announced in categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban Design.

OMA’s Factory Receives Planning Approval

Jan 12, 2017 • Projects

The cultural center will comprise more than 650,000 square feet of flexible performance and exhibition space.

Studio Gang’s Richard Gilder Center Design to Open in 2020

Jan 12, 2017 • Projects

The expansion will entail the American Museum of Natural History’s most comprehensive modernization of educational space since the 1920s.

Theaster Gates to Receive 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Award from Philadelphia CFA

Jan 12, 2017 • People

The Chicago artist and Rebuild Foundation founder was a featured speaker during the Contract Design Forum last year.

Cooper Robertson Designs Edible Academy for New York Botanical Garden

Jan 11, 2017 • Projects

The LEED Gold-certified complex will expand the area to three acres.

Mecanoo Reveals Sustainable Overhaul of the Soestdijk Palace

Jan 11, 2017 • Projects

The historic grounds will be transformed into a sustainability haven for the public. 

MANICA Unveils Renderings for New Raiders Football Stadium

Jan 10, 2017 • Projects

The horseshoe-shaped venue would be able to expand its seating accommodations from 65,000 to 72,000.

Kijeong Jeon to Receive the Inaugural IIDA Foundation Diversity Award

Jan 09, 2017 • People

The California State University professor also serves as principal with Kijeong Jeon Environmental Design for Special Needs.

HKS to Design New Stadium for Texas Rangers

Jan 09, 2017 • Projects

The $1 billion design project will include a retractable roof along with traditional elements.

Matthijs la Roi Wins Belgian Monument Competition with Museum of Hospitality Design

Jan 06, 2017 • Projects

The structure will mirror the composition and style of an adjacent WWI memorial.

OMGEVING to Restore Riverfront in Vietnamese City of Da Nang

Jan 06, 2017 • Projects

The $89 million plan will include the installation of new public parks and bridges linking both riverbanks.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes $10 Billion Rebuild of John F. Kennedy Airport

Jan 05, 2017 • Projects

The New York governor’s outline includes terminal upgrades and improvements to highways and public transit.

IIDA Names 2016 Global Excellence Award Winners

Jan 05, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The Best of Competition winner will be announced at a ceremony at Maison&Objet Paris on January 20.

Allen Greenberg Architect to Design Rice University Music and Performing Arts Hall

Jan 04, 2017 • Projects

Featuring a three-tier opera theater, the 84,000-square-foot structure will connect to the existing hall to function in sync as the university’s new Music and Performing Arts Center.

MC Architects Reveals San Raffaele Hospital Design

Jan 04, 2017 • Projects

The expansive new building will comprise two complementary structures that merge vertical and horizontal elements.

David Adjaye to Receive Knighthood

Jan 03, 2017 • People

Adjaye will become one of only five architects to ever receive the honor.

LMN Architects Reveals New Computer Science Building Design for University of Washington

Dec 29, 2016 • Projects

The design will feature a playful, rhythmic exterior of terracotta, metal, and glass.

Eero Saarinen’s U.S. Embassy in Oslo to Receive Historic Preservation

Dec 29, 2016 • Projects

The U.S. government will sell the building and relocate to EYP-designed accommodations in Huseby.

EYP Acquires Stanley Beaman & Sears

Dec 29, 2016 • Industry

The acquisition is the culmination of a six-year partnering relationship between the two firms.

Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti to Lead Denver Art Museum Revamp

Dec 28, 2016 • Projects

Gio Ponti’s only U.S. project, the museum’s North Building will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Kliment Halsband Architects to Renovate Pratt Institute Design Center

Dec 28, 2016 • Projects

The renovated center will feature expanded studio space for students on the Brooklyn campus.

Grimshaw Adds Glass Box to Duke University’s West Campus Union

Dec 28, 2016 • Projects

The Horace Trumbauer–designed building has also been upgraded with indoor seating balconies and new internal pathways.

Kirksey Architecture Selected for the Houston Astrodome Facelift

Dec 27, 2016 • Projects

Upgrades will include elevating the ground floor by 30 feet to house enhanced parking facilities.

OLIN Studio and Rafael Viñoly Reimagine New York’s Pier 26 as a Public Park

Dec 27, 2016 • Projects

The $30 million plan will reflect an ecological theme complete with wetlands and a maritime education facility.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Design Shanghai Library

Dec 23, 2016 • Projects

Embracing its natural setting, the design will serve as the third new installment to the city skyline.

Lella Vignelli Dies at 82

Dec 23, 2016 • People

Vignelli and her husband launched Vignelli Associates in 1971.

BIG Unveils 670 Mesquit Designs

Dec 22, 2016 • Projects

The 2.6-million-square-foot mixed-use complex in downtown Los Angeles will feature two volumes rising 30 stories. 

Hawkins\Brown Reveals New Home for the Bartlett School of Architecture

Dec 22, 2016 • Projects

The design includes two new levels, revamped studio spaces, and a new brick facade.

Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive in November

Dec 21, 2016 • Industry

A modest drop to 50.6 was reported last month, along with a high score in the new projects inquiry index.

Airbnb Unveils Heneghan Peng–Designed Headquarters in Dublin

Dec 21, 2016 • Projects

The neighborhood-style offices surround a 400-person-capacity grand atrium known as the Agora.

Diamond Schmitt Architects to Revamp Historic Toronto Site

Dec 20, 2016 • Projects

The mixed-use project will entail the addition of 10 floors of residences, a YMCA, and a block-long food market.

AIA Donates Additional $1 Million for Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Dec 20, 2016 • Industry

The Board of Directors also issued recommendations of the Equity in Architecture Commission.

CAZA’s City Center Tower Opens in the Philippines

Dec 19, 2016 • Projects

A wave-like pattern disrupts the cubic shape of the 27-story structure.

SHoP and Rossetti to Redesign Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena

Dec 19, 2016 • Projects

A 153,000-square-foot extension and a new curtain wall will arrive in 2019.

ESI Design Debuts Main Street Hub for eBay’s San Jose Campus

Dec 16, 2016 • Projects

The new hub hosts a 7,000-square-foot multimedia conference venue and other amenities.

Brett Steele Named New Dean of UCLA School of Arts and Architecture

Dec 16, 2016 • People

Steele served as the director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture since 2005.

Grand Louvre—Phase I to Receive AIA Twenty-Five Year Award

Dec 15, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The I.M. Pei–designed, 71-foot-tall pyramid first debuted in 1989.