MAD Architects Transforms Japanese Residence Into Clover House Kindergarten

Aug 26, 2016 • Projects

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



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.

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.

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.

MAD Announces New Board Changes

Aug 23, 2016 • People

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

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. 

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.

Glenn Murcutt’s Australian Islamic Center Nears Completion

Aug 18, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

Yoo2 Rio de Janeiro Hotel Opens

Aug 17, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Sina Pearson Textiles Joins Momentum Group

Aug 01, 2016 • People

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Mecanoo Unveils Kaohsiung Station Design

Jul 07, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion Opens in London

Jun 10, 2016 • Projects

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