Aedas Wins Two International Airport Design Competitions

Dec 02, 2016 • Projects

The firm will collaborate on the Shenzhen Airport Satellite Concourse and the Hong Kong International Airport Third Runway Passenger Building.

Adjaye Associates Proposes Replacement for London Office Building

Dec 02, 2016 • Projects

The design draws influence from the context and rhythms of neighboring structures.

Eric Parry's 1 Undershaft Skyscraper Receives Approval

Dec 01, 2016 • Projects

Rising 73 stories and more than 960 feet, the building will be the second tallest in London behind the Shard.

OMA Debuts Faena Forum

Dec 01, 2016 • Projects

The latest addition to the firm’s Faena district includes a cylindrical event hall and a cuboid hotel.

Major Food Group to Open Landmark at the Four Seasons’ Former Home

Nov 30, 2016 • Projects

The eatery will host two different concepts, and is slated to open during the first half of 2017.

Gensler Reveals Renderings for Proposed Eastline Development

Nov 30, 2016 • Projects

The Oakland project will span 1.3 million square feet a block north of the forthcoming Uptown Station.

Selldorf Architects to Design New Rubell Family Collection Museum

Nov 29, 2016 • Projects

The new location in the Allapattah District will span 100,000 square feet and house 40 exhibition spaces.

Construction Begins on Ennead Architects’ Shanghai Planetarium

Nov 29, 2016 • Projects

The 409,000-square-foot design will comprise three celestial-inspired forms.

Grafton Architects Receives First RIBA International Prize

Nov 28, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The Brutalist UTEC campus design debuted in April 2015 with help from local firm Shell Arquitectos.

Gluckman Tang Unveils Shortlisted Design for Museo del Prado

Nov 28, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The New York firm was the only U.S. practice considered in the expansion competition’s final phase.

Chicago’s MCA to Undergo Renovation by Johnston Marklee

Nov 28, 2016 • Projects

Johnston Marklee is leading the renovation with support from Pedro y Juana and artist Chris Ofili.

Pei Cobb Freed & Partners to Design New SXSW Headquarters

Nov 23, 2016 • Projects

Gensler will serve as the architect of record on the Austin-based project.

MoMA PS1 Announces 2017 Young Architects Program Finalists

Nov 23, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The winning design will be announced in February and installed in the museum’s courtyard by June.

Mixed-Use Complex Slated for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Nov 22, 2016 • Projects

John Portman & Associates will design an 11-story, 440-room hotel on the site.

Momentum Group Receives Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Nov 22, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The award is the only formal performance excellence recognition bestowed by the president to both public and private organizations.

Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle Reveal Mid-Manhattan Library Renderings

Nov 21, 2016 • Projects

The $200 million renovation will include an open five-story Long Room and Midtown’s only public rooftop terrace.

Studio Gang Chosen to Redesign CCA’s San Francisco Campus

Nov 18, 2016 • Projects

The enhanced and expanded campus will host 34 academic programs across more than two acres in the Mission Bay neighborhood. 

Ten Teams Announced for London Holocaust Memorial Shortlist

Nov 18, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Adjaye Associates, Caruso St. John, Studio Libeskind, and Zaha Hadid Architects are among those under consideration.

Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Nov 17, 2016 • People

The award is the highest civilian honor in the country, recognizing outstanding contributions to national interests and world peace.

Bourgeois Lechasseur Designs Maritime Memorial for Cap-aux-Meules

Nov 17, 2016 • Projects

Clad in Eastern cedar and marine plywood, the stockade-style space mirrors the layout of a destroyed factory.

BIG Teams Up with Silvio d’Ascia for Paris Metro Station

Nov 16, 2016 • Projects

The loop-shaped design will join Line 15 of the forthcoming Grand Paris Express network.

Architecture Billings Index Rebounds with 50.8 Score

Nov 16, 2016 • Industry

The modest increase may be linked to anxieties surrounding the presidential election.

Twelfth Annual Contract Design Forum held in Del Mar, California

Nov 16, 2016 • Events

Fostering engaging and thought-provoking discussion, the Forum is held annually for the leading experts in commercial architecture and interior design.

Former CannonDesign President Mark Mendell Dies

Nov 15, 2016 • People

The native New Yorker and RISD graduate retired from the firm in 2015.

Gensler Releases New Vision for Milwaukee Post Office Plan

Nov 15, 2016 • Projects

The sprawling site would see the addition of two large towers and a revitalized riverfront.

2016 Nightingale Awards Winners Announced

Nov 14, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

IOA Healthcare Furniture took home the Best of Competition honor for its CAMA Bed Chair.

Tarkett and Bentley Win IIDA/Contract Magazine Booth Designs Awards at NeoCon East

Nov 14, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The spaces were crafted by Suzanne Tick and Bentley Mills, respectively.

Sustainable Designs Debut at COP22

Nov 11, 2016 • Projects

OUALALOU+CHOI has crafted two environmentally friendly, locally inspired structures for the Climate Conference in Marrakech.

CAZA Designs Hospital–Trauma Center Hybrid for Rural Filipino Community

Nov 11, 2016 • Projects

The modular prototype will reinforce nature with four centralized courtyards.

JAJA Architects to Design Copenhagen’s First Church in Nearly 30 Years

Nov 10, 2016 • Projects

A series of rising walkways infuse a spiral form across the building.

ZHA to Design New All-Wood Stadium for Forest Green Rovers

Nov 09, 2016 • Projects

The 5,000-seat venue will be crafted to accommodate an expansion up to twice its size.

RPBW Envisions New Cultural and Entertainment Space for California Suburb

Nov 09, 2016 • Projects

The project will span 15 acres of retail, dining, and entertainment venues.

Fuksas Unveils Long-Awaited Rome-EUR Convention Center

Nov 07, 2016 • Projects

Spanning 592,000 square feet, the design is defined by three architectural concepts including the theca, the blade, and the cloud.

Perkins+Will and Philip Freelon Announce Harvard Fellowship

Nov 07, 2016 • People

The Philip Freelon Fellowship Fund will serve minority students studying at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Anna Hernandez, CEO of Luna Textiles, Dies; Scholarship Fund Established

Nov 04, 2016 • People

The Luna Textiles founder was married to designer Michael Vanderbyl.

BIG Unveils First Office Design in Philadelphia

Nov 04, 2016 • Projects

The 92,000-square-foot building is the firm’s second structure in the U.S.

Frank Gehry Receives Approval on Los Angeles Mixed-Use Structure

Nov 03, 2016 • Projects

The five-building complex will include a 178-foot residential tower and 65,000 square feet of commercial and public space.

Nex—Architecture Reveals RAF Museum Designs

Nov 02, 2016 • Projects

Several structures will be upgraded with skins comprised of aluminum fins inspired by turbine engines.

The Chicago Riverwalk Opens to the Public

Nov 02, 2016 • Projects

Ross Barney Architects and Sasaki have completed work on the third and final phase of the 15-year project with three new outdoor rooms.

Historic New York Public Library Rose Reading Room Ceiling Renovation Complete

Nov 01, 2016 • Projects

The $12 million renovation included the recreation and replacement of the rosette that had fallen. 

Pelli Clarke Pelli Designs New Trinity Church Wall Street Parish Centre

Oct 31, 2016 • Projects

Serving as both a ministry and community center for the church, the design is aimed at fostering community engagement.

He Jingtang Teams with SCUT to Design an Islamic Culture Center in China

Oct 31, 2016 • Projects

The building modernizes traditional Muslim design themes including petal-like forms and curved arches.

Tickets Available for Interiors Awards Breakfast

Oct 31, 2016 • Events

Tables and individual tickets are now available for the 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast, to be held Friday, January 27, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York. 

RIBA Names Six Finalists for 2016 International Prize

Oct 28, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Zaha Hadid Architects, David Chipperfield Architects, and Grafton Architects are among the firms behind this year’s nominated projects.

Herzog & de Meuron to Design Berlin’s Museum of the 20th Century

Oct 27, 2016 • Projects

The $218 million building will be situated at the heart of the city’s Cultural Forum.

ZHA Chosen to Design Saudi Arabian Cultural Institute

Oct 27, 2016 • Projects

Diriyah’s Urban Heritage Museum Administration Center will span 95,000 square feet and feature a double-layered facade. 

Selldorf Architects to Revamp New York’s Frick Collection

Oct 26, 2016 • Projects

The upgrades and expansion will focus on improving circulation of the historic museum. 

MAD Architects Reveals Design for China Philharmonic Concert Hall

Oct 26, 2016 • Projects

Featuring a translucent skin, the structure will house two auditoriums with acoustics designed by Yasuhisa Toyota.

Adjaye Associates to Spearhead Next Phase of San Francisco Shipyard Redesign

Oct 24, 2016 • Projects

The mixed-use urban plan will span more nearly 800 acres along the revitalized shoreline in Hunter’s Point.

ARO to Renovate Rothko Chapel

Oct 24, 2016 • Projects

Located in Houston, the space will receive lighting and acoustic upgrades from the New York firm.

WilkinsonEyre to Design Apple 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.

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego Reveals New Expansion Details

Oct 19, 2016 • Projects

Annabelle Selldorf will lead the $55 million redesign project.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.