Architecture Billings Index Ends 2016 On Three-Month High

Jan 18, 2017 • Industry

December’s score of 55.9 reflects the largest month-to-month increase of the year.

Grafton Architects’ Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara to Curate 2018 Venice Biennale

Jan 18, 2017 • People

The Irish architects received the Silver Lion at the exhibition in 2012 for their UTEC campus design. 

Interiors Awards Breakfast Is Next Week

Jan 17, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The 38th Annual Interiors Awards Breakfast will be held Friday, January 27, 2017, at Cipriani 42nd Street, in New York. 

GlobalShop to Celebrate 25th Anniversary This March in Las Vegas

Jan 17, 2017 • Events

Shinola President Jacques Panis will deliver the keynote address in partnership with WWD.

Contract Hosting CitySCENE Reception in Dallas February 9

Jan 17, 2017 • Events

Practicing architects and designers are welcome to attend the event, which will be held at STIRR, 2803 Main Street, 6–8 p.m.

The AIA Announces the 2017 Institute Honor Awards

Jan 13, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

Winners have been announced in categories of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Regional & Urban Design.

Construction Begins on Foster + Partners’ Varso Tower

Jan 13, 2017 • Projects

The 1,017-foot-tall design will become the tallest tower in Poland, and house one of Europe’s highest observation decks.

Evgeny Didorenko Presents Thames River Museum Design

Jan 13, 2017 • Projects

The plan includes a large Thames Screen, which will illustrate the changing tides of the river in real time.

Studio Gang’s Richard Gilder Center Design to Open in 2020

Jan 12, 2017 • Projects

The expansion will entail the American Museum of Natural History’s most comprehensive modernization of educational space since the 1920s.

OMA’s Factory Receives Planning Approval

Jan 12, 2017 • Projects

The cultural center will comprise more than 650,000 square feet of flexible performance and exhibition space.

Theaster Gates to Receive 2017 Edmund N. Bacon Award from Philadelphia CFA

Jan 12, 2017 • People

The Chicago artist and Rebuild Foundation founder was a featured speaker during the Contract Design Forum last year.

Cooper Robertson Designs Edible Academy for New York Botanical Garden

Jan 11, 2017 • Projects

The LEED Gold-certified complex will expand the area to three acres.

Mecanoo Reveals Sustainable Overhaul of the Soestdijk Palace

Jan 11, 2017 • Projects

The historic grounds will be transformed into a sustainability haven for the public. 

MANICA Unveils Renderings for New Raiders Football Stadium

Jan 10, 2017 • Projects

The horseshoe-shaped venue would be able to expand its seating accommodations from 65,000 to 72,000.

HKS to Design New Stadium for Texas Rangers

Jan 09, 2017 • Projects

The $1 billion design project will include a retractable roof along with traditional elements.

Kijeong Jeon to Receive the Inaugural IIDA Foundation Diversity Award

Jan 09, 2017 • People

The California State University professor also serves as principal with Kijeong Jeon Environmental Design for Special Needs.

OMGEVING to Restore Riverfront in Vietnamese City of Da Nang

Jan 06, 2017 • Projects

The $89 million plan will include the installation of new public parks and bridges linking both riverbanks.

Matthijs la Roi Wins Belgian Monument Competition with Museum of Hospitality Design

Jan 06, 2017 • Projects

The structure will mirror the composition and style of an adjacent WWI memorial.

IIDA Names 2016 Global Excellence Award Winners

Jan 05, 2017 • Competitions & Awards

The Best of Competition winner will be announced at a ceremony at Maison&Objet Paris on January 20.

Governor Andrew Cuomo Proposes $10 Billion Rebuild of John F. Kennedy Airport

Jan 05, 2017 • Projects

The New York governor’s outline includes terminal upgrades and improvements to highways and public transit.

MC Architects Reveals San Raffaele Hospital Design

Jan 04, 2017 • Projects

The expansive new building will comprise two complementary structures that merge vertical and horizontal elements.

Allen Greenberg Architect to Design Rice University Music and Performing Arts Hall

Jan 04, 2017 • Projects

Featuring a three-tier opera theater, the 84,000-square-foot structure will connect to the existing hall to function in sync as the university’s new Music and Performing Arts Center.

David Adjaye to Receive Knighthood

Jan 03, 2017 • People

Adjaye will become one of only five architects to ever receive the honor.

Eero Saarinen’s U.S. Embassy in Oslo to Receive Historic Preservation

Dec 29, 2016 • Projects

The U.S. government will sell the building and relocate to EYP-designed accommodations in Huseby.

EYP Acquires Stanley Beaman & Sears

Dec 29, 2016 • Industry

The acquisition is the culmination of a six-year partnering relationship between the two firms.

LMN Architects Reveals New Computer Science Building Design for University of Washington

Dec 29, 2016 • Projects

The design will feature a playful, rhythmic exterior of terracotta, metal, and glass.

Fentress Architects and Machado Silvetti to Lead Denver Art Museum Revamp

Dec 28, 2016 • Projects

Gio Ponti’s only U.S. project, the museum’s North Building will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Grimshaw Adds Glass Box to Duke University’s West Campus Union

Dec 28, 2016 • Projects

The Horace Trumbauer–designed building has also been upgraded with indoor seating balconies and new internal pathways.

Kliment Halsband Architects to Renovate Pratt Institute Design Center

Dec 28, 2016 • Projects

The renovated center will feature expanded studio space for students on the Brooklyn campus.

Kirksey Architecture Selected for the Houston Astrodome Facelift

Dec 27, 2016 • Projects

Upgrades will include elevating the ground floor by 30 feet to house enhanced parking facilities.

OLIN Studio and Rafael Viñoly Reimagine New York’s Pier 26 as a Public Park

Dec 27, 2016 • Projects

The $30 million plan will reflect an ecological theme complete with wetlands and a maritime education facility.

Lella Vignelli Dies at 82

Dec 23, 2016 • People

Vignelli and her husband launched Vignelli Associates in 1971.

Schmidt Hammer Lassen to Design Shanghai Library

Dec 23, 2016 • Projects

Embracing its natural setting, the design will serve as the third new installment to the city skyline.

Hawkins\Brown Reveals New Home for the Bartlett School of Architecture

Dec 22, 2016 • Projects

The design includes two new levels, revamped studio spaces, and a new brick facade.

BIG Unveils 670 Mesquit Designs

Dec 22, 2016 • Projects

The 2.6-million-square-foot mixed-use complex in downtown Los Angeles will feature two volumes rising 30 stories. 

Architecture Billings Index Remains Positive in November

Dec 21, 2016 • Industry

A modest drop to 50.6 was reported last month, along with a high score in the new projects inquiry index.

Airbnb Unveils Heneghan Peng–Designed Headquarters in Dublin

Dec 21, 2016 • Projects

The neighborhood-style offices surround a 400-person-capacity grand atrium known as the Agora.

AIA Donates Additional $1 Million for Diversity Advancement Scholarship

Dec 20, 2016 • Industry

The Board of Directors also issued recommendations of the Equity in Architecture Commission.

Diamond Schmitt Architects to Revamp Historic Toronto Site

Dec 20, 2016 • Projects

The mixed-use project will entail the addition of 10 floors of residences, a YMCA, and a block-long food market.

CAZA’s City Center Tower Opens in the Philippines

Dec 19, 2016 • Projects

A wave-like pattern disrupts the cubic shape of the 27-story structure.

SHoP and Rossetti to Redesign Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena

Dec 19, 2016 • Projects

A 153,000-square-foot extension and a new curtain wall will arrive in 2019.

Brett Steele Named New Dean of UCLA School of Arts and Architecture

Dec 16, 2016 • People

Steele served as the director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture since 2005.

ESI Design Debuts Main Street Hub for eBay’s San Jose Campus

Dec 16, 2016 • Projects

The new hub hosts a 7,000-square-foot multimedia conference venue and other amenities.

Grand Louvre—Phase I to Receive AIA Twenty-Five Year Award

Dec 15, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The I.M. Pei–designed, 71-foot-tall pyramid first debuted in 1989.

Construction Begins on Ennead Architects’ Peabody Essex Museum Extension

Dec 14, 2016 • Projects

Adding three stories and 40,000 square feet, the expansion is part of the museum’s multimillion-dollar advancement campaign.

Studio Gang to Lead Arkansas Arts Center Renovation

Dec 14, 2016 • Projects

The Chicago firm beat out nominated firms Allied Works, Shigeru Ban Architects, Snøhetta, and Thomas Phifer.

Foster + Partners to Design Apple’s Latest Washington, D.C. Store

Dec 13, 2016 • Projects

The proposed location is slated to open in the city’s historic Carnegie Library.

NYU Reveals Designs by Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake for 181 Mercer

Dec 12, 2016 • Projects

The 23-story mixed-use facility will accommodate nearly 60 classrooms as well as ample musical and sporting facilties.

Legendary Designer Jens Risom Dies at Age 100

Dec 10, 2016 • People

Jens Risom was known for his elegant furniture and was referred to as the first true Knoll designer.

AIA Names 2017 Kemper and Whitney M. Young Jr. Award Winners

Dec 09, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Ronald Skaggs, FAIA, and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center will be recognized at the 2017 AIA National Convention in April.

Robert A.M. Stern Wins AIA/ACSA 2017 Topaz Medallion

Dec 08, 2016 • People

The AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion recognizes individuals with a career in architectural education spanning more than a decade and whose teaching has reached a diverse range of students.

Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Wins 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award

Dec 08, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The San Francisco firm is one of three practices to receive eight AIA COTE Top Ten awards.

Maddalena De Padova Dies at 88

Dec 07, 2016 • People

She received the Compasso d’Oro lifetime achievement award in 2004.

Diller Scofidio + Renfro Designs Pierre Chareau Retrospective at the Jewish Museum in New York

Dec 07, 2016 • Exhibition

Diller Scofidio + Renfro designed the Jewish Museum’s latest exhibition to critically examine the legacy of the French designer

Paul Revere Williams Is First African-American to Receive AIA Gold Medal

Dec 07, 2016 • People

Williams is the first African-American to receive the AIA’s highest honor. 

Google to Operate Entirely Off Renewable Energy by 2017

Dec 07, 2016 • Industry

The tech giant will invest $3.5 billion annually on wind and solar power across the globe.

Stephen Kellert, Pioneer in Biophilia, Dies at 73

Dec 06, 2016 • People

Referred to as the Godfather of Biophilia, Kellert wrote many leading books on the subject while professor at Yale.

Donaghy Named Contract Publisher

Dec 06, 2016 • People

Emerald Expositions has named Karen Donaghy as Contract Publisher, succeeding John Rouse.

Architect Gene Mackey Dies at 77

Dec 05, 2016 • People

The principal emeritus of the firm Mackey Mitchell Architects was a prominent architect in St. Louis.

Knoll Acquires DatesWeiser Furniture Corporation

Dec 05, 2016 • Industry

Allan Wesier will remain at the helm of the Buffalo-based manufacturer.

NYC AIDS Memorial by studio ai is Dedicated

Dec 05, 2016 • Projects

The 18-foot-tall, steel-and-aluminum memorial is located in Manhattan’s St. Vincent Triangle.

Adjaye Associates Proposes Replacement for London Office Building

Dec 02, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

OMA Debuts Faena Forum in Miami Beach

Dec 01, 2016 • Projects

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Former CannonDesign President Mark Mendell Dies

Nov 15, 2016 • People

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Nov 04, 2016 • People

The Luna Textiles founder was married to designer Michael Vanderbyl.

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.