Drue Gensler, Wife of Art Gensler and Cofounder of the Namesake Firm, Dies

Jul 24, 2017 • People

Gensler cofounded the global firm Gensler with her husband M. Arthur “Art” Gensler Jr.

BDP Wins Bid to Renovate London’s Palace of Westminster

Jul 21, 2017 • Projects

The refresh may see the temporary relocation of the Houses of Commons and Lords.

RIBA Announces 2017 Stirling Prize Shortlist

Jul 20, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winner will be named on October 31.

Heatherwick Studio to Complete Zeitz MOCAA This September

Jul 20, 2017 • Projects

The transformed Grain Silo in Cape Town will feature more than 100,000 square feet of newly outfitted custom space.

Bronx Children’s Museum to Launch in Late 2018

Jul 19, 2017 • Projects

The $10.3 million, O’Neill McVoy–designed project will be housed within a former powerhouse.

S9 Architecture to Begin Underground Atlanta Transformation This Month

Jul 19, 2017 • Projects

The first phase of the redevelopment will take up to two years to complete.

June ABI Closes Second Quarter on Strong Note

Jul 19, 2017 • Industry

The overall score jumped from 53.0 to 54.2.

Perkins+Will, John Ronan, and SOM to Design Chicago Housing-Library Hybrids

Jul 18, 2017 • Projects

The three developments are expected to receive final approval from the city this September.

BIG Reveals Subterranean Museum at Tirpitz Bunker

Jul 17, 2017 • Projects

The Danish site features four underground exhibition areas.

Levin & Associates and MLA Complete John Anson Ford Amphitheater Upgrade

Jul 17, 2017 • Projects

The historic venue received a number of technical enhancements in addition to a new multifunctional space.

Healthcare Environment Awards Final Extended Deadline is July 25

Jul 17, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Honoring innovative architectural and interior design solutions that enhance the quality of healthcare delivery, the deadline to enter is next week. 

Studio Libeskind to Install 18-Story Tower in Vilnius, Lithuania

Jul 14, 2017 • Projects

The 215,000-square-foot mixed-use project will host offices, commercial space, and a hotel.

Theaster Gates Unveils Design for Installation at Chicago’s 95th Street Red Line Station

Jul 14, 2017 • Projects

Gates will craft a radio station within a form concession area.

Glen Morrison Named New CEO of Tarkett

Jul 14, 2017 • People

Morrison presently serves as president of Tarkett North America.

Foster + Partners to Design Apple Store Within Washington D.C.’s Carnegie Library

Jul 13, 2017 • Projects

Beyer Blinder Belle will assist in restoration efforts.

Sandwich and Kohei Nawa Collaborate on Kohtei Pavilion in Japan

Jul 13, 2017 • Projects

The ship-like wooden volume is installed within the Shinshoji Zen Museum and Gardens.

Winners of the 2017 SEGD Global Design Awards Announced

Jul 12, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Jurors received more than 400 entries from around the world.

Studio Gang Opens Summer Block Party Installation at the National Building Museum

Jul 12, 2017 • Projects

The firm has installed three hives crafted from more than 2,500 paper tubes.

Six Architecture Teams on London Centre for Music Shortlist

Jul 10, 2017 • Projects

The future home of the London Symphony Orchestra will feature a 2,000-seat concert hall.

Facebook and OMA Reveal Plans for Willow Campus

Jul 10, 2017 • Projects

The mixed-use village will expand the company’s existing Menlo Park campus.

Ground Breaks on DS+R–Designed USOM

Jul 10, 2017 • Projects

The experiential design will celebrate the legacy of American Olympians across four exhibition wings.

Peter Zumthor Wins German Architecture Prize

Jul 07, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Peter Zumthor is the first foreign architect to be honored by the Association of German Architects.

MUJI to Open Hotel in Tokyo

Jul 07, 2017 • Projects

The minimalist Japanese retailer will develop a hotel as part of its new flagship store in Tokyo’s Ginza district.

Fentress Architects to Design 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center

Jul 06, 2017 • Projects

Denver-based Fentress Architects was selected to design the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial Visitor Education Center (VEC) in Arlington, Virginia, on a site beneath the flight path of American Airlines Flight 77.

Construction Begins on MVRDV’s Salt Office

Jul 06, 2017 • Projects

The Amsterdam creative hub will comprise a series of cubic office units.

V8 Architects to Design Expansion for Renzo Piano’s Rotterdam Tower

Jul 06, 2017 • Projects

The renovated and expanded tower will accommodate space for telecom company KPN.

Nick Cave and Jeanne Gang to Collaborate on Navy Pier Project

Jul 03, 2017 • Projects

The “Here Hear Chicago” series will take place as part of EXPO CHICAGO and the Chicago Architecture Biennial.

Studio O+A Joins Be Original Americas

Jun 30, 2017 • Industry

The New York-based practice is the first architecture and design firm to join the design-focused nonprofit.

Tadao Ando to Lead Overhaul of the Paris Stock Exchange

Jun 29, 2017 • Projects

The $121 million redesign will feature 32,000 square feet of exhibition space across three floors.

Nike’s WD+C and STUDIOS Architecture Design Nike NYHQ

Jun 29, 2017 • Projects

The New York headquarters includes a 4,000-square-foot indoor basketball court.

Wilshire Grand Tower Opens to the Public

Jun 28, 2017 • Projects

The 1,100-foot-tall structure is the tallest west of the Mississippi River.

Miguel Quismondo Designs Hudson Valley Art Space Magazzino

Jun 28, 2017 • Projects

The converted and expanded warehouse accommodates one of the country’s largest collections of Italian artwork.

SANAA Reveals New Renderings for Art Gallery of New South Wales Expansion

Jun 27, 2017 • Projects

The project will expand existing floor space across a series of new pavilions.

OMA Reveals MPavilion Design

Jun 26, 2017 • Projects

This year’s architectural and cultural laboratory will debut in Melbourne’s Queen Victoria Gardens this October.

wHY Completes Marciano Art Foundation in Los Angeles

Jun 26, 2017 • Projects

The 110,000-square-foot gallery is located within the transformed Scottish Rite Masonic Temple.

AIA Names Winners of 2017 Small Projects Awards

Jun 23, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Eleven projects were recognized across three categories.

Stanton Williams Unveils Renovation and Extension of Musée d’Arts de Nantes

Jun 23, 2017 • Projects

The revamped museum features a material palette to appear crafted from a single block of stone.

Stantec Acquires RNL

Jun 22, 2017 • Industry

The deal is slated to close next month.

Foster + Partners Reveals Images for Bloomberg’s London Headquarters

Jun 22, 2017 • Projects

Internal open-concept offices will span seven floors and 500,000 square feet of the nine-story building.

Docomomo US Reveals Winners of 2017 Modernism in America Awards

Jun 22, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Nine projects have been honored across two categories.

May ABI Maintains Recent Steady Performance

Jun 21, 2017 • Industry

The overall score grew from 50.9 to an even reading of 53.0.

Groundbreaking Takes Place for Diamond Schmitt’s PwC-YMCA Tower

Jun 21, 2017 • Projects

The eight-story tower will comprise 236,000 square feet of offices and public amenities.

Inspirations Awards Winners Announced

Jun 20, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The Grand Prize of $10,000 was awarded to Lakeview Pantry in Chicago, designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects.

Francis Kéré Debuts 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

Jun 20, 2017 • Projects

The wood and steel design draws inspiration from a central tree in the architect’s native Burkina Faso.

Olson Kundig and Tihany Design to Upgrade Seattle’s Space Needle

Jun 19, 2017 • Projects

The $100 million renovation will emphasize structural preservation and enhancements to the visitor experience.

Penn Station to Move Forward with $1.6 Billion Redevelopment

Jun 19, 2017 • Projects

Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed the conversion of the James A. Farley Building into the Moynihan Train Hall.

Michael Arad to Design Monument at Charleston Church Shooting Site

Jun 19, 2017 • Projects

The memorial is set to be installed on the grounds of Emanuel AME church.

Mecanoo and MAYU Architects’ Tainan Public Library to Arrive in 2019

Jun 16, 2017 • Projects

The 398,265-square-foot design will include a cantilevered clad with a skin of vertical timber louvres.

Groundbreaking Begins on DS+R’s Julliard Campus in China

Jun 16, 2017 • Projects

The school’s first international campus will feature four volumes linked via green bridges.

Synthesis Design + Architecture and IBM Watson Analytics Collaborate on Data-Driven Installation

Jun 15, 2017 • Projects

The expansive CNC-milled aluminum wall installation is inside the cloud-based data discovery service’s San Francisco IBM Watson Experience Center.

Lever Architecture Designs North America’s First Timber High-Rise

Jun 15, 2017 • Projects

The mixed-use Portland structure will arrive in 2018.

Made By Holland to Overhaul 17th Century Danish Palace

Jun 15, 2017 • Projects

The transformation into a hotel and exhibition space is anticipated to take up to 15 years.

Lauren Rottet in Conversation with Editor in Chief John Czarnecki During NeoCon

Jun 14, 2017 • Industry

Covering a breadth of design-related topics, Rottet discussed her career and the upcoming projects that her firm is tackling.

Interior Designer Megan Walters Wins Contract's NeoCon Giveaway

Jun 14, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The sponsors of Visit. Win. Fly are: Aquafil USA, Bentley, Davis Furniture, Integra, Kwalu, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, and Mohawk Group.

HALCON Wins Best of Competition

Jun 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The winners of the 2017 Best of NeoCon Competition were announced on Monday, June 12.

HOK Leaders Discuss Ways to Optimize Workplace Design

Jun 12, 2017 • Events

Pam Light and Brad Liebman discuss how to make workplaces more active and dynamic.

Contract Names 2017 Best of NeoCon Winners

Jun 12, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

HALCON received the Best of Competition honor for Halo.

Arianna Huffington Delivers NeoCon 2017 Keynote Address

Jun 12, 2017 • People

The author and mogul promoted wellness across professional and residential environments.

IIDA and Contract Announce NeoCon 2017 Showroom and Booth Winners

Jun 11, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winners include Steelcase, BuzziSpace, SurfaceWorks, and TURF Design.

HKS Selected to Design New UCSD Facilities

Jun 09, 2017 • Projects

The sustainable mixed-use concept will anchor the campus and accommodate roughly 2,000 students.

Caruso St John Among 2017 RIBA North West Regional Awards for Liverpool Philharmonic

Jun 09, 2017 • Projects

The expansive renovation of Herbert Rowse’s Art Deco landmark was completed in 2015.

Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island Campus to Unveil First Phase in September

Jun 08, 2017 • Projects

Designs from Morphosis, Weiss/Manfredi, and Handel Architects will debut in time for the fall semester.

Frank Lloyd Wright 150th Anniversary Retrospective to Open at MoMA

Jun 08, 2017 • Events

The iconic American architect would have turned 150 years old on June 8.

Healthcare Environment Awards Jurors Named; Deadline July 11

Jun 08, 2017 • Events

Winners will be announced during the 2017 Healthcare Design Expo & Conference in Orlando.

Robert Kliment Dies at 84

Jun 08, 2017 • People

The KHA co-founder received the Honor Award from the AIA New York chapter in 1997.

Construction Begins on Steven Holl’s MFAH Expansion

Jun 07, 2017 • Projects

The 164,000-square-foot structure is one of two new buildings plotted for the campus.

Entries Now Being Accepted for 39th Annual Interiors Awards

Jun 07, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

 In addition to a student category, the Interiors Awards will honor projects across 15 professional project type categories, including the newly added category of lobby repositioning.

Contract Announces NeoCon Giveaway

Jun 07, 2017 • Events

Contract is giving one lucky NeoCon attendee a trip for two to Bilbao, Spain.

Read the Official NeoCon Product Preview

Jun 06, 2017 • Events

More than one million square feet of exhibition space will comprise three floors of showrooms at theMart in Chicago.

James Brett to Succeed Mickey Drexler as J. Crew CEO

Jun 06, 2017 • People

Drexler will continue to serve as board of directors chairman.

Two Contract Events at NeoCon

Jun 05, 2017 • Events

Add these two free Contract events to your NeoCon calendar.

Foster + Partners Depicts Dynamic Apple Store Design in New Renderings

Jun 02, 2017 • Projects

The Apple Store Piazza Liberty in Milan will be housed beneath a public plaza and waterfall feature.

AIA Denounces U.S. Withdrawal from Paris Agreement

Jun 02, 2017 • Industry

AIA President Thomas Vonier reaffirmed the organization’s dedication to climate change mitigation.

MoMA Details the Final Phase of Its Expansion and Renovation

Jun 01, 2017 • Projects

DS+R and Gensler’s $400 million phase will see the museum’s overall gallery space expand to 175,000 square feet.

Google Reveals Renderings for BIG- and Heatherwick-Designed London Headquarters

Jun 01, 2017 • Projects

The 11-story Zone A Building will be installed near the existing Google offices at 6 Pancras.

Bruner/Cott & Associates Introduces MASS MoCA’s Latest Expansion

Jun 01, 2017 • Projects

The 19th century structure nearly doubles the 16-acre museum’s total square footage.

Nardi Associates Designs Olympic Tower in Los Angeles

May 31, 2017 • Projects

The 58-story tower is designed with a vertical garden integrated into its exoskeleton.

REX to Design Brown University Performing Arts Center

May 31, 2017 • Projects

The multifunctional venue will anchor a series of on-campus art facilities.

Outside theMART, the Chicago Riverwalk Is a Welcome Place of Urban Respite

May 30, 2017 • Civic / Public

Over the last 15 years, Chicago-based Ross Barney Architects, led by Carol Ross Barney, FAIA, has transformed a sequence of nine blocks along the Chicago River into a public amenity. The Chicago Riverwalk is now complete for residents and visitors alike to enjoy, right outside of theMART.

IIDA Names Alissa Wehmueller 2017 Member of the Year

May 26, 2017 • People

Wehmueller serves as principal for Helix Architecture + Design.

OMA and Mia Lehrer+Associates Release New Renderings for FAB Park

May 26, 2017 • Projects

Feedback from Los Angeles stakeholders inspired an increase of green space.

Construction Begins on ZHA’s Slovakian Sky Park

May 26, 2017 • Projects

Bratislava’s historic Jurkovčova Teplárne heating plant will serve as a monument anchoring the nearly 14-acre campus.

Encore Heureux Architectes Designs 507 Fab House in Former French Factory

May 25, 2017 • Projects

The research and innovation center features metal framework from Gustave Eiffel’s original design.

Oslo Airport Extension Becomes First Airport Structure to Receive BREEAM Excellent Score

May 25, 2017 • Projects

The Nordic-Office of Architecture’s 1.2 million-square-foot design uses snow as a coolant.

Bauer Latoza Studio and Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill to Revamp Chicago’s Clock Tower Building

May 25, 2017 • Projects

The tower will serve as the Pullman National Monument Visitor Center.

April ABI Reports Three Consecutive Months of Design Revenue Growth

May 24, 2017 • Industry

The overall score sank from 54.3 to 50.9 last month.

The Aga Khan Wins the Architectural League of New York’s 2017 President’s Medal

May 24, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The award is bestowed in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Aga Kahn Award for Architecture.

Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki Moderates ICFF Talk

May 23, 2017 • Events

The panel that included four New York–based designers: Siobhan Barry, Dash Design partner and executive creative director; Ricardo Nabholz, interior design director for Mancini Duffy; Christine Vandover, principal at HOK; and Clayton Whitman, associate principal at CallisonRTKL.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in New York

May 22, 2017 • Events

The event took place at Rockwell Group–designed restaurant Tao Downtown in Manhattan.

James Hackett, Former Head of Steelcase, Named Ford Motor CEO

May 22, 2017 • People

Hackett lent his expertise to Ford’s Smart Mobility division.

Florence Knoll Celebrates 100th Birthday on May 24

May 22, 2017 • People

A pioneer in modern furniture and textiles, designer and architect Florence Knoll Bassett celebrates her 100th birthday on May 24.

Lee Broom Displayed “Time Machine" Installation During Salone

May 22, 2017 • Projects

Lee Broom displays a decade of designs on a monochromatic carousel set within a vault beneath Milan’s Centrale train station.

Goettsch Partners to Design Optics Valley Center Complex in Wuhan, China

May 19, 2017 • Projects

The design comprises three buildings including a 1,312-foot-tall office tower.

Designs Unveiled for Allied Works’ Providence Park Expansion

May 19, 2017 • Projects

The extension will add 4,000 seats to Portland’s 91-year-old soccer stadium.

SOM Completes PSAC II Cube in the Bronx

May 18, 2017 • Projects

The monolithic, 450,000-square-foot cube sits atop a grass-covered berm.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Unveil New Vision for David M. Rubenstein Forum

May 17, 2017 • Projects

The University of Chicago’s forthcoming facility now comprises an eight-story tower and two-story base.

Jackie Robinson Museum Slated for 2019 Opening

May 17, 2017 • Projects

Construction on the Gensler- and Ralph Appelbaum Associates–designed project faced a decade of delays.

Jon Otis Named 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year

May 17, 2017 • People

Otis has served as a professor at Pratt Institute since 1998.

International African American Museum in Charleston, South Carolina Receives Approval

May 15, 2017 • Projects

Design is led by New York–based Pei Cobb Freed & Partners in collaboration with Columbus, Ohio–based Moody Nolan.