Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to Open in January 2017

Jul 25, 2016 • Events

The Herzog & de Meuron–designed concert hall is nearing completion on the banks of the River Elbe.

MVRDV Creates Paradise City in Seoul

Jul 25, 2016 • Events

The entertainment complex will comprise two buildings, a public square, and a large golden landmarker.

Atlanta’s Marcel Breuer-Designed Central Library to Undergo $55 Million Renovation

Jul 22, 2016 • Industry

The Brutalist structure was Breuer’s final completed work before his death.

Bronx River House Nears Completion With Emphasis on Sustainability

Jul 21, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The structure will feature an external green skin and an internal moss wall.

Shinslab Architecture Wins MoMA’s Young Architects Program in Seoul

Jul 21, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The installation is on display at Seoul’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Grimshaw Chosen to Lead Heathrow Expansion

Jul 20, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The UK-based firm beat out Benoy, HOK, and Zaha Hadid Architects.

Architecture Billings Index Shows Ongoing Positive Demand Despite Drops

Jul 20, 2016 • Industry

The design contracts index plummeted into negative territory for the first time in two years.

Wright to Auction Furnishings from New York’s Four Seasons Restaurant

Jul 19, 2016 • Events

The renowned Philip Johnson–designed Manhattan eatery closed on July 16 after 57 years.

Margo Leavin Donates $20 Million to UCLA School of Arts and Architecture Project

Jul 19, 2016 • Projects

The $31 million development will enhance the graduate school’s usable space by 40 percent.

Interiors Awards Jurors Named

Jul 19, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Sara Agrest, AIA, IIDA; Todd Bracher;  Sheyla Conforte, ASID, IIDA; Jeff Hollander, AIA, IIDA; and Carrie Renegar, IIDA have been announced as the jurors for the 38th Annual Interiors Awards.

Selldorf Architects to Design New Gallery for Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac

Jul 18, 2016 • Projects

The London gallery will be housed within the 18th-century Ely House in Mayfair.

UNESCO Lists 17 Le Corbusier Designs as World Heritage Sites

Jul 18, 2016 • People

The projects honored stretch across seven countries and three continents.

RIBA Announces 2016 Stirling Prize Shortlist

Jul 15, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Three educational institutions are featured on the list, as well as a private home for the first time in 15 years.

Ginger Gilden Named Chapter President of IIDA NY

Jul 14, 2016 • People

Gilden succeeds Katie Michael­-Battaglia.

Onsitestudio Renovates a Former Milan Factory

Jul 14, 2016 • Projects

The architectural interference focused on clarifying the space as a creative venue for the public.

BIG and Heatherwick Studio Reveal Latest Design Plan for California Googleplex Campus

Jul 13, 2016 • Projects

The tech giant will receive close to three million square feet of land for the development previously awarded to LinkedIn.

Deborah Berke Partners to Renovate Former Manhattan Penitentiary into Women’s Rights Center

Jul 12, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Bayview Correctional Facility will undergo an overhaul beginning next year.

Arup to Lead Chicago Union Station Redesign

Jul 12, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The international firm will begin work on preliminary designs to address longstanding issues of foot traffic and ventilation.

LEGO Announces New Headquarters in Denmark

Jul 11, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

CF Møller will infuse the open-concept building design with familiar brand color and iconography. 

Gensler to Redesign the Dallas County Records Building Complex

Jul 11, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The historic three-building structure hosted the trial of Jack Ruby and a jail cell of Clyde Barrow.

KPMB Begins Construction on New Building for Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Jul 08, 2016 • People

The 60,000-square-foot space will house the university’s design programming.

The World Architecture Festival Announces Awards Shortlist

Jul 08, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

One of the 343 contending projects will be chosen as the World Building of the Year.

James Corner Field Operations Install Glacier Field at the National Building Museum

Jul 07, 2016 • Projects

The underwater recreation uses reusable materials. 

Port Authority Bus Terminal Design Competition Finalists Announced

Jul 07, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The five teams were chosen as part the Port Authority’s call for submissions to design a bus terminal in Midtown.

Mecanoo Unveils Kaohsiung Station Design

Jul 07, 2016 • Projects

A sprawling green canopy will establish the transportation hub as a public space.

Rick Fedrizzi Appointed CEO and Chairman of the International WELL Building Institute

Jul 06, 2016 • People

The USGBC co-founder will fully assume his new role this November.

Museo Nacional del Prado Announces Shortlist for Redesign

Jul 05, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Gluckman Tang Architects is the only American firm contending for the renovation project.

AIA Announces Winners of 2016 Small Project Awards

Jul 05, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

goCstudio, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, and Nikolov Architecture and Design are among the firm’s behind this year’s winning projects.

Sauna, Restaurant, and Viewing Platform In One Helsinki Structure

Jul 01, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Durable materials such as black concrete and birch wood were used to craft the FSC-certified structure.

Studio O+A Opens New York Office

Jul 01, 2016 • Industry

It is the firm’s first expansion in its more than 25-year history.

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners Selected to Design the Obama Presidential Center

Jun 30, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The New York-based duo are known for projects such as the Barnes Foundation art museum in Philadelphia, University of Chicago Logan Center for the Arts, and the American Folk Art Museum in New York. 

Former Home of Michael Graves Sold to Kean University

Jun 30, 2016 • People

The three-property deal was previously rejected by Princeton University.

Studio Andrew Todd Debuts Shakespearean Theater in Northern France

Jun 29, 2016 • Projects

The playhouse is the world’s first structure made entirely from unfinished cross-laminated timber.

SLA and Saunders Architecture Win Tavsens Park Redesign Competition

Jun 29, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The proposal calls for the addition of an irrigation network to address flooding in the park.

Lucas Museum Cancels Plans to Build in Chicago

Jun 28, 2016 • Projects

The museum has begun pursuing locations in both San Francisco and Los Angeles.

Theaster Gates Plans Green Line Arts Center for University of Chicago Arts Block in Washington Park

Jun 28, 2016 • Projects

Preliminary schemes were first presented during the 2015 Chicago Architecture Biennial.

New York's Waldorf Astoria will Reportedly Undergo Major Renovation with Condo Conversion

Jun 27, 2016 • Industry

The three-year, $1 billion overhaul could generate up to $4 billion in sales.

Gensler Designs Shaw Create Centre in Georgia

Jun 27, 2016 • Projects

The 67,000-square-foot office will facilitate collaboration through an open plan and ample daylight.

BIFMA Elects New Board of Directors for 2016-2017

Jun 27, 2016 • People

A new board president, vice president, and four directors have been announced.

RIBA Announces 2016 National Award Winners

Jun 24, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Six of the 46 winning buildings will be chosen for the Stirling Prize shortlist.

Museum of London Unveils Shortlist for New Location in West Smithfield

Jun 24, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

BIG, Caruso St John, and Stanton Williams are among the firms under consideration for the project.

Robust Demand for All Building Types Evident in Latest Architecture Billings Index

Jun 23, 2016 • Industry

The May report shows sharp increases in overall scores as well as the design contracts and projects inquiry indexes.

Docomomo U.S. Names Winners of 2016 Modernism in America Awards

Jun 23, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winning restoration projects include Pittsburgh’s Mellon Square and the Met Breuer in New York.

SHoP Architects to Design Syracuse University National Veterans Resource Complex

Jun 22, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The New York–based firm has been selected as the winner of the competition to design the new National Veterans Resource Complex

Winners Announced for the 2016 Inspirations Awards

Jun 21, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Winners were announced during a ceremony that took place in Chicago.

Four Dutch Institutions to Form the Netherlands Collection Center

Jun 21, 2016 • Projects

Cepezed Architects will design the 322,917-square-foot structure in Amersfoort.  

Diamond Schmitt Architects Unveil Renderings for Buddy Holly Concert Hall

Jun 21, 2016 • Projects

Located in Lubbock, Texas, the $125-million project will be unveiled in 2019.

Winning Design Announced for Architecture School at Wenzhou-Kean University

Jun 20, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Moore Ruble Yudell and Tongji Architectural Design and Research Institute will create a home for the school’s new College of Architecture and Design.

Plan Revealed for Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station

Jun 20, 2016 • Projects

The collaborative long-term project would include 18 million square feet of mixed-use space, 40 acres of open space, and a station redesign by SOM.

Adjaye Associates and AB3D Design Latvian Museum of Contemporary Art

Jun 17, 2016 • Projects

The $33-million museum proposed for Riga, Latvia, will house regional art from the 1960s to the present day.

MLA, IDEO, and OMA to Design New Downtown Los Angeles Park

Jun 16, 2016 • Projects

The City of Los Angeles selected the team to design a new downtown public park.

Gensler Designs First 3-D Printed Office in Dubai

Jun 16, 2016 • Projects

While Dubai is known for skyscrapers, this may be the most innovative architecture in the United Arab Emirates

David Rockwell Outlines His Inspiration for the Rockwell Unscripted Collection at NeoCon 2016

Jun 14, 2016 • Events

The keynote also highlighted the six ideas essential for all designers.

Steelcase Fellowship Graduates Tackle the Impact of Design on Creativity

Jun 14, 2016 • Events

The designers and researchers emphasized the need to revolutionize office design to maximize creativity.

IIDA and Contract Announce NeoCon 2016 Showroom and Booth Winners

Jun 13, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winners include KI, 3form, Universal Fibers, and Benjamin Moore. 

ASID Announces Partnership with WELL Building Institute

Jun 13, 2016 • Industry

The agreement to promote greater emphasis on human health was revealed during WELL founder Paul Scialla’s keynote at NeoCon.

Contract Names 2016 Best of NeoCon Winners

Jun 13, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Teknion received the top prize for its Zones furniture collection.

MoMA Announces Frank Lloyd Wright Retrospective for 2017

Jun 10, 2016 • Events

The anthology exhibition will comprise 450 works and coincide with the architect’s 150th birthday.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

Jun 10, 2016 • Projects

The four William Kent–inspired Summer House designs have also made their debut.

OMA Completes Restoration of the Fondaco dei Tedeschi

Jun 09, 2016 • Projects

New upgrades include the addition of entrances, public pathways, and a steel glass floor space to the pavilion. 

NLÉ’s Makoko Floating School Has Collapsed

Jun 08, 2016 • Projects

An updated version of the Kunlé Adeyemi–designed structure was recently awarded the Silver Lion at this year’s Venice Biennale.

Walter Hunt, Gensler Firm Leader, Dies at 74

Jun 07, 2016 • People

The Center for Architecture Foundation launched the Walter A. Hunt Jr. Scholarship Fund in 2012 for New York public high school seniors accepted to a New York State NAAB-accredited architecture school.

At NeoCon® 2016, David Rockwell to Keynote and Debut a Collection, Rockwell Unscripted, for Knoll

Jun 06, 2016 • People

David Rockwell will be presenting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. 

Foster + Partners to Design Office Complex in Brooklyn

Jun 06, 2016 • Projects

The firm’s versatile mixed-use office structure will connect to the Brooklyn Greenway.

Contract Presents 2016 Official NeoCon Product Preview

Jun 06, 2016 • Industry

The special preview section features 15 pages of product introductions organized by floor.

Isay Weinfeld Will Design New Four Seasons Restaurant

Jun 06, 2016 • Projects

Architecture critic Paul Goldberger will assist in navigating the design.

Designer Jens Risom Celebrated 100th Birthday

Jun 03, 2016 • People

The designer celebrated his 100th birthday at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut, on May 8.

10 Hudson Yards Debuts in Manhattan

Jun 02, 2016 • Projects

The 52-story multifunctional skyscraper is the first development in the Hudson Yards project to open.

McDonald’s May Move Illinois Headquarters to Former Site of Harpo Studios

Jun 02, 2016 • Industry

The fast-food corporation backed out of a deal to open new offices in One Prudential Tower last year.

Call for Entries Now Open for the 38th Annual Interiors Awards

Jun 02, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

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

OMA’s Shohei Shigematsu Crafts an Ethereal Set for the Met’s “Manus x Machina” Exhibit

Jun 01, 2016 • Events

The exhibition is on view in New York now through August 14

XL-MUSE Brings Mind-bending Designs to Chinese Bookstore

Jun 01, 2016 • Projects

Inventive shelving takes the form of a forest and merry-go-rounds.

Venice Biennale Awards Golden Lions to Spanish Pavilion and Gabinete de Arquitectura

May 31, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Paulo Mendes da Rocha and Paraguayan firm Gabinete de Arquitectura received the highest honors.

2016 DIFFA/Chicago Gala, Illumination, Is June 11

May 31, 2016 • Events

The 28th annual black-tie event will be held at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile.

Studio Gang Renderings Highlight the Vision for Chicago’s Academy for Global Citizenship

May 27, 2016 • Projects

The three-acre urban farm campus will maximize renewable resources.

SHoP Begins Work on Bajalta Mixed-Use Development in Tijuana

May 27, 2016 • Projects

Populous will collaborate with the firm on the multifunctional urban project.

Zaha Hadid Retrospective to Debut at Venice Biennale

May 26, 2016 • Events

The six-month exhibition will launch as part of the Venice Biennale.

University of Chicago Approves Building Design from DS&R

May 26, 2016 • Projects

The 90,000-square-foot structure will create a diverse mixture of formal and informal spaces.

Herzog & de Meuron Unveils Tate Modern Extension Images

May 25, 2016 • Projects

The Switch House will bear striking brickwork and 60 percent more interior space.

Mecanoo Reveals Renderings of Namdeamun Office Building

May 25, 2016 • Projects

The Seoul-based project will feature a facade that responds to changes in natural light to reflect the passage of time. 

IIDA NY Chapter Hosts 2016 Leaders Breakfast

May 24, 2016 • Events

Jake Barton, principal and founder of Local Projects, offered the keynote address.

Carl Elefante, FAIA, Elected 2018 AIA President

May 23, 2016 • People

AIA also names new at-large director and secretary.

Anna Puigjaner Wins 2016 Wheelwright Prize

May 23, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The MAIO co-founder will spend two years researching trends in collective housing designs across the globe.

John Puttick Associates Revamps Preston Bus Station Design

May 20, 2016 • Projects

The Youth Zone will now stand independently west of the station.

Arborite Acquires Lamin-Art

May 20, 2016 • Industry

The Illinois-based decorative surface supplier will operate as part of Wilsonart Engineered Surfaces.

Foster + Partners Receives Approval for Oceanwide Center in San Francisco

May 19, 2016 • Projects

The San Francisco Planning Commission has given the firm permission to move forward with the 2.3 million-square-foot project.

Heathrow Airport Announces Shortlist for Expansion Designs

May 18, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Zaha Hadid Architects, HOK, Grimshaw, and Benoy each unveiled innovative concepts for the London airport.

Deadline Is July 15 for 2016 Healthcare Environment Awards

May 18, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The awards honor healthcare interior architecture and design across a range of project types.

Architecture Billings Index Shows Steady National Demand for Design Activity

May 18, 2016 • Industry

Design activity remains positive despite a decreased score for April.

Roman and Williams to Renovate the Met’s British Galleries

May 18, 2016 • Projects

The 11,000-square-foot spaces will undergo a two-year overhaul beginning this fall.

Contract CitySCENE Reception held in New York

May 17, 2016 • Events

Contract magazine celebrated the kickoff of ICFF by hosting it’s inaugural CitySCENE reception.

Romaldo Giurgola Dies at 95

May 17, 2016 • People

The modernist architect is best known for designing Australia’s Parliament House.

Lisa Tucker Announced as IIDA’s 2016 Educator of the Year

May 16, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Virginia Tech professor received the Nancy Vincent McClelland award in 2015.

ICFF Announces Winners of the 2016 Editors’ Awards

May 16, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) took home the Best School honor.

Longlist Announced for RIBA International Prize

May 13, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, BIG, and WOHA are among the firms with nominated buildings

Paulo Mendes da Rocha to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

May 12, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Brazilian architect will be honored with the Venice Architectural Biennale’s Golden Lion.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Terry Gross Replace Kevin Spacey as AIA Convention Speakers

May 12, 2016 • Events

Both speakers will participate in the opening keynote address, “Innovate, disrupt, & take risks.”

The New Museum Announces Plans to Expand into Property Next Door

May 11, 2016 • Projects

The museum has raised $43 million of its $80 million goal.

Steven Holl Architects to Design New Visual Arts Building for Franklin & Marshall

May 11, 2016 • Projects

The 35,000-square-foot concave facility will be double the size of the current arts building.

Jurors Named for 2016 ICFF Editors’ Awards

May 10, 2016 • Events

John Czarnecki, editor in chief of Contract, will be on the five-person jury for the 2016 ICFF Editors’ Awards.