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.

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.

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.

Registration Open for Contract Design Forum

Sep 27, 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.

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. 

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. 

Zaha Hadid Architects Completes Antwerp Port House

Sep 23, 2016 • Projects

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

DLR Group Acquires Westlake Reed Leskosky

Sep 22, 2016 • Industry

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

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.

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.

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.

Thomas Heatherwick Reveals Vessel Design

Sep 19, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

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.

Interiors Awards Deadline in Two Days

Sep 13, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The entry deadline is September 15, 2016. 

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. 

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.

Aedas Nears Completion on Lè Architecture

Sep 02, 2016 • Events

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

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.

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

Tribune Media Sells Chicago’s Tribune Tower

Aug 31, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Safco Announces Acquisition of Mayline

Aug 22, 2016 • Industry

The deal is expected to close in September 2016.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group Unveil Design for the Hudson Yards Arts Center

Aug 03, 2016 • Projects

Diller Scofidio + Renfro and Rockwell Group have unveil their collaborative design for The Shed.

HASSELL and OMA to Design New Museum for Western Australia

Aug 02, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The museum will feature a multimedia collection of both physical and virtual stories.

Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture Announces New Director of Academic Affairs

Aug 02, 2016 • People

Chris Lasch is a partner with the award-winning design studio ArandaLasch.

2016 DIFFA/Chicago Illumination Gala

Aug 01, 2016 • Industry

Nearly $400,000 raised for Chicago-area service agencies assisting those with HIV and AIDS at 2016 DIFFA/Chicago Illumination Gala

ESI Design Transforms Washington, D.C., Lobby with Interactive Installation

Aug 01, 2016 • Exhibition

The lobby of the Terrell Place office building has been reimagined by ESI Design.

Sina Pearson Textiles Joins Momentum Group

Aug 01, 2016 • People

The ACT founder will spearhead the company’s fourth distinct brand.

Dara Mir Receives EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Jul 29, 2016 • People

The 9to5 Seating president is member of the USC Emerging Leaders Board and the Young Presidents’ Organization of Los Angeles.

Stanton Williams and Asif Khan to Design New Museum of London

Jul 29, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The location in West Smithfield is expected to open its doors in 2022.

Jackson Park Chosen as Site for Obama Presidential Library

Jul 28, 2016 • People

The South Side park draws more than one million visitors each year.

Allies and Morrison and O’Donnel + Tuomey Unveil Olympicopolis Designs

Jul 28, 2016 • Events

The project will include a family of buildings for the Victoria + Albert Museum and the London College of Fashion.

Latvian Brewery to Receive Overhaul from Mailitis A.I.I.M.

Jul 27, 2016 • Projects

A network of wooden frames will encompass the historic structure to filter light and protect original detailing.

FABG Reveals Sleek Update to the Musée d’art de Joliette

Jul 26, 2016 • Projects

Three glass-clad volumes and a flexible gallery space have been added to the restored structure.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grimshaw Chosen to Lead Heathrow Expansion

Jul 20, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

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

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.

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.

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.

UNESCO Lists 17 Le Corbusier Designs as World Heritage Sites

Jul 18, 2016 • People

The projects honored stretch across seven countries and three continents.

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.

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.

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.

Ginger Gilden Named Chapter President of IIDA NY

Jul 14, 2016 • People

Gilden succeeds Katie Michael­-Battaglia.

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.