IIDA Names Alissa Wehmueller 2017 Member of the Year

May 26, 2017 • People

Wehmueller serves as principal for Helix Architecture + Design.

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.

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.

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.

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

May 22, 2017 • People

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

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.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in New York

May 22, 2017 • Events

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

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.

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.

Jon Otis Named 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year

May 17, 2017 • People

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

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.

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.

DLR Group Acquires Kwan Henmi

May 12, 2017 • Industry

The San Francisco–based design firm’s 27-person staff will join the DLR Group offices.

Adjaye Associates to Design Florida Library

May 11, 2017 • Projects

Hunton-Brady Architects will assist on the $30 million project in Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

Aedas to Design Luxury Resort on China’s Hengqin Island

May 11, 2017 • Projects

The property will embrace traditional Lingnan architecture.

Gensler Releases New Renderings for Epic Offices

May 11, 2017 • Projects

The 15-story tower will feature a staggered form with fecund terraces.

Henning Larsen Team Wins Etobicoke Civic Center Design Competition

May 10, 2017 • Projects

The team also includes Adamson Associates and PMA.

AIA Names 2017 Latrobe Prize Winners

May 10, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

David Fannon, Michelle Laboy, and Peter Wiederspahn of Northeastern University have been honored with the $100,000 award.

Foster + Partners to Design the Pavilion at the University of Pennsylvania

May 09, 2017 • Projects

The 17-story facility will span 1.5 million square feet at the site of the former Penn Tower.

Eppstein Uhen Architects Acquires Burkettdesign

May 08, 2017 • Industry

The Milwaukee-based firm Eppstein Uhen Architects is acquiring Denver-based architecture and interior design firm Burkettdesign.

ICRAVE Explores Virtual Reality and Design at HD Expo 2017

May 08, 2017 • Projects

The New York firm’s booth offered users a chance to experiment with the technology in a game of virtual beer pong.

The Grill Opens at New York’s Seagram Building

May 08, 2017 • Projects

Annabelle Selldorf and William T. Georgis transformed the former home of the Four Seasons Restaurant.

Cooper Hewitt Announces Winners of 2017 National Design Awards

May 05, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

This year’s winner in the Architecture Design category is MASS Design Group, Contract’s 2012 Designer of the Year.

Winners Announced in 2017 IIDA/HD Product Design Competition

May 04, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Zintra Acoustic Solutions by MDC took home the Best of Competition award at this year’s HD Expo conference in Las Vegas.

Plans Revealed For Multilevel Chicago Starbucks

May 04, 2017 • Projects

Slated to debut in 2019, the Starbucks Reserve Roastery showplace will be the company’s largest outpost in the world.

Design of Obama Presidential Center Unveiled

May 03, 2017 • Projects

The approximately $500 million project is being designed by New York–based Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners (TWBTA) in collaboration with Chicago firm Interactive Design Architects (IDEA).

Gensler Designs Columbia College Chicago Student Center

May 03, 2017 • Projects

The five-story, 114,000 square-foot project is slated for completion in late 2018.

Inspirations Awards Final Extended Deadline Is Tomorrow

May 02, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture and design.

AvroKO and Meyer Davis Win 2017 James Beard Awards

May 02, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winners were announced last night during the annual ceremony and gala at the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Wright & Wright Receive Approval for Lambeth Palace Library

May 01, 2017 • Projects

The first new-build onsite in 200 years, the London library will be topped with a nine-story tower.

Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki to Moderate ICFF Talk

May 01, 2017 • Events

The 29th annual event will be held at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center May 21–24.

Architectural League of New York Names 2017 Prize for Young Architects + Designers Winners

Apr 28, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The honorees will showcase their work in New York and participate in the league’s annual lecture series.

AIA Elects William Bates as 2019 President

Apr 28, 2017 • People

Patrick P. Panetta and Emily Grandstaff-Rice were elected Treasurer and At-Large Director, respectively.

KAAN Architecten Unveils B30 Redesign

Apr 27, 2017 • Projects

The historic Hague structure has been expanded with five offices and upgraded facilities.

ZGF Architects Designs Stanford University Redwood City Campus

Apr 27, 2017 • Projects

The 35-acre campus will include 1.5 million square feet of non-academic structures.

Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in New York May 18

Apr 26, 2017 • Events

Practicing architects and designers are welcome to attend the free reception.

Studio Komma to Redesign Parking Garage in the Netherlands

Apr 26, 2017 • Projects

The firm’s proposal will transform the site into a sustainable and versatile entrepreneurial hub.

Jean-Pierre Lott Completes Multimedia Library in France

Apr 26, 2017 • Projects

The undulating design in the town of Vitrolles features a dual facade with a glazed base and white concrete upper shell.

Morphosis Architects-Designed U.S. Embassy in Beirut Breaks Ground

Apr 24, 2017 • Projects

The multi-building complex will be situated across a 43-acre campus in the suburb of Awkar.

Entries Now Being Accepted for Healthcare Environment Awards

Apr 24, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Honoring innovative architectural and interior design solutions that enhance the quality of healthcare delivery, the deadline to enter is July 11, 2017. 

I.M. Pei to Celebrate 100th Birthday

Apr 24, 2017 • People

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., will commemorate the master modernist with a centennial celebration this week.

Gehry Partners Begins Renovation on the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Apr 21, 2017 • Projects

The $196 million redesign and expansion will revamp 90,000 square feet of existing space.

Éric Lapierre to Lead Curatorial Team for Lisbon Architecture Triennale

Apr 21, 2017 • People

The nine-person team will curate the 2019 event, which will explore the relationship between rationality and high architecture.

Hariri Pontarini Architects Designs Bahá’í Temple in Santiago

Apr 20, 2017 • Projects

Crafted by Hariri Pontarini, the temple accommodates all faiths with a secularly informed design.

Kengo Kuma to Design Ottoman-Style Museum in Turkey

Apr 20, 2017 • Projects

The venue will comprise a series of intersecting wooden volumes in reference to regional history.

Tate Harmer Reveals Hotel Design for Eden Project

Apr 20, 2017 • Projects

The hotel will be designed with stone and wood to accent the natural setting.

AIA Announces 2017 COTE Top Ten Awards Winners

Apr 19, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The firms behind the ten winning projects will be officially honored during the AIA’s annual conference in Orlando, Florida.

March ABI Closes Q1 of 2017 on a Positive Note

Apr 19, 2017 • Industry

The overall score leapt from 50.7 to 54.3 in March.

Johnston Marklee’s Menil Drawing Institute to Open in October

Apr 18, 2017 • Projects

The fifth Menil campus structure’s debut will coincide with the Menil Collection’s 30th anniversary.

HWKN Announces First European Project

Apr 17, 2017 • Projects

The six-building development will also be designed with msm meyer Schmitz-morkramer and OSA Ochs Scmidhuber Architekten.

Anton Gaudí’s Casa Vicens Museum to Open This Fall

Apr 17, 2017 • Projects

The World Heritage site is undergoing a refresh from José Antonio Martínez Lapeña & Elías Torres Architects and David Russell Architecture Workshop.

SOM Reveals One Bangkok

Apr 14, 2017 • Projects

The 40-acre development will be the largest private-sector project in Thai history.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Revamp Melbourne’s State Library Victoria

Apr 14, 2017 • Projects

The $88.1 million refresh will aim to highlight original architecture and return 40 percent more green space.

IIDA Names Recipients of 2017 Titan and Star Awards

Apr 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Mac Stopa and David Mourning will be formally recognized during the IIDA Annual Meeting this June.

Peter Zumthor Reveals Updated Plans for LACMA Expansion

Apr 13, 2017 • Projects

Renderings depict a similar form with a lighter material and color palette.

Gluckman Tang, LTL Architects, and NADAAA Shortlisted for Telluride Arts Center Overhaul

Apr 12, 2017 • Projects

The three firms will present their restoration plans to the Telluride community on May 30.

WilkinsonEyre Designs New Bridge to Link Toronto Shopping Malls

Apr 12, 2017 • Projects

Crafted with glass and bronze, the bridge will see two million people cross it each year.

Design Proposals Unveiled for London Holocaust Memorial

Apr 10, 2017 • Projects

The jury will choose the winning design this summer following the review of public input.

Contract CitySCENE Reception Held in Orlando

Apr 10, 2017 • Events

The Orlando reception is one in a series of CitySCENE events that Contract is hosting throughout the country.

Construction of GE Headquarters by Gensler in Boston to Begin

Apr 07, 2017 • Projects

The 2.4-acre campus will comprise two renovated warehouses and a new 12-story tower.

AIA/ALA Library Building Award Winners Announced

Apr 07, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winning firms include William Rawn Associates, Andrew Berman, and Opsis Architecture.

Todd-Avery Lenahan Speaks with Contract Editor in Chief John Czarnecki at Coverings 2017

Apr 07, 2017 • Events

Lenahan discussed his work with Disney as well as his Las Vegas–based firm TAL Studio.

Shimoda Design Group and Perkins Eastman Design Brooklyn Office Campus Above Macy’s Building

Apr 06, 2017 • Projects

The 10-story creative office hub will rise above the 19th-century Macy's department store in Brooklyn.

ZHA Unveils Gateway to Stroud Design

Apr 06, 2017 • Projects

The green technology campus in England will include timber structures and a footbridge.

RIBA North to Open in Liverpool in June

Apr 05, 2017 • Projects

The organization’s first outpost beyond London will be designed by Broadway Malyan.

Eva Jensen Design Wins Architectural League of New York's 2017 Folly/Function Competition

Apr 05, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The annual competition first launched in 2012 to deliver an investigation of architectural follies through large-scale utilitarian projects for public exhibition at the Long Island City sculpture park.

Foster + Partners to Design Seven Stations for Sydney Metro

Apr 03, 2017 • Projects

The new stations will span almost ten miles between Sydenham and Chatswood.

Elkus Manfredi Co-Founder Howard Elkus Dies

Apr 03, 2017 • People

Elkus was the founder of the Boston-based firm Elkus Manfredi Architects.

Diébédo Francis Kéré Wins Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize

Apr 03, 2017 • People

Kéré was one of five architects recognized this year by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Michelle Obama Added as Keynote Speaker for 2017 AIA National Conference on Architecture

Mar 31, 2017 • Industry

Obama will speak on Thursday, April 27, 12:50–1:45pm.

Seven Design Teams Selected for Ross Pavilion Competition Shortlist

Mar 31, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The international teams will submit full design concepts for public exhibition by June 9.

Daniel Libeskind to Punctuate French Tower with Winding Garden

Mar 30, 2017 • Projects

The Occitanie Tower will span 40 stories and 492 feet.

Gensler to Overhaul New York’s Citicorp Center

Mar 30, 2017 • Projects

The project will see the property rebranded as 601 Lexington Avenue and expanded by 200,000 square feet. 

Morris Adjmi Architects to Transform New York Warehouse Into Office Complex

Mar 29, 2017 • Projects

The design will combine adaptive reuse and new construction as it incorporates an expansive steel-framed structure that will cantilever over an original 1914 building.

GlobalShop Product Design Competition Winners Announced

Mar 29, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Best of Competition was awarded to Kendu In-Store Visual Solutions for Flowbox–The New Dynamic Display.

SOM Reveals Renderings for Waldorf Astoria Restoration

Mar 29, 2017 • Projects

SOM’s vision incorporates a series of modifications that aim to recapture the original design intent of the interior.

Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects | Partners Designs Frederik Meijer Gardens Expansion

Mar 28, 2017 • Projects

The New York–based firm has revealed plans for a $115 million, four-year overhaul is slated to begin construction this fall.

Gensler Unveils Queen Mary Island Development Renderings

Mar 27, 2017 • Projects

Queen Mary Island will be located on the bayfront adjacent to the historic Queen Mary ocean liner in Long Beach, California.

Peter Pichler Architecture Designs a Restaurant Rooted in the Mountain Ranges of Northern Italy

Mar 27, 2017 • Projects

The Oberholz Mountain Hut restaurant was conceived by Milan-based Peter Pichler Architecture in collaboration with local architect Pavol Mikolajcak.

Blackstone Group Teases Daring New Amenities with $20 Million Willis Tower Expansion

Mar 24, 2017 • Projects

The New York–based real estate firm has also hinted at a larger $500 million upgrade.

OMA Completes First Dubai Project Concrete

Mar 24, 2017 • Projects

The versatile cultural venue includes high ceilings and a translucent facade.

Winners Announced for Competition to Reimagine Denmark’s Aarhus School of Architecture

Mar 23, 2017 • Projects

Vargo Nielsen Palle, ADEPT, and Rolvung & Brøndsted Arkitekter will oversee the redevelopment of the campus and the surrounding neighborhood.

ZHA Reveals Design for 666 Fifth Avenue in New York

Mar 23, 2017 • Projects

The proposal would strip the existing structure to its skeleton and install a 1,400-foot-tall tower atop it.

Cooper Robertson Designs Coral Gables Project

Mar 22, 2017 • Projects

The project will transform the city’s Miracle Mile and Giralda Avenue into pedestrian-centric outdoor environments.

February ABI Score Reflects Rebound from January Slump

Mar 22, 2017 • Industry

The new projects inquiry index and the new design contracts index both report major gains.

2017 Inspirations Awards Jury Announced

Mar 21, 2017 • Events

The Inspirations Awards recognize a commitment to social responsibility in commercial interior architecture and design.

Contract to Host CitySCENE Reception at Coverings

Mar 21, 2017 • Events

Contract is hosting a CitySCENE cocktail reception on Wednesday, April 5, for architects and designers attending Coverings.

Studio Gang to Embark on First Canadian Project With Mixed-Use Toronto Tower

Mar 20, 2017 • Projects

A mixed-use tower will be designed with input from stakeholders in an effort to revitalize the neighborhood.

SOM Debuts Renderings for Barnard College’s Milstein Center

Mar 20, 2017 • Projects

The 128,000-square-foot design will be double the size of the existing structure.

Goettsch Partners Designs New Chicago Office Tower

Mar 17, 2017 • Projects

The 51-story will be supported by a series of columns and three smaller structures.

KAAN Architecten to Redesign and Expand the Netherlands Paleis Het Loo

Mar 17, 2017 • Projects

The historic museum will be restored and enlarged across more than 53,820 square feet.