Arianna Huffington Delivers NeoCon 2017 Keynote Address

Jun 12, 2017 • People

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

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.

James Brett to Succeed Mickey Drexler as J. Crew CEO

Jun 06, 2017 • People

Drexler will continue to serve as board of directors chairman.

IIDA Names Alissa Wehmueller 2017 Member of the Year

May 26, 2017 • People

Wehmueller serves as principal for Helix Architecture + Design.

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.

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

May 22, 2017 • People

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

Jon Otis Named 2017 IIDA Educator of the Year

May 17, 2017 • People

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elkus Manfredi Co-Founder Howard Elkus Dies

Apr 03, 2017 • People

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

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.

Architect Hugh Hardy Dies at 84

Mar 17, 2017 • People

The founder of firms Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates and H3 Hardy Collaboration Architecture had a major impact on civic architecture, interiors, and preservation

Michelle Addington Appointed as Architecture Dean for University of Texas at Austin

Mar 02, 2017 • People

The Yale School of Architecture professor will be UT’s first female architecture dean.

Diébédo Francis Kéré to Design 2017 Serpentine Pavilion

Feb 21, 2017 • People

Kéré is the first African architect chosen to for the annual program.

AIA Announces 2017 Fellows

Feb 13, 2017 • People

The 178 members of the College of Fellows will be honored during the AIA’s annual conference in Orlando.

Denise Scott Brown to Receive Jane Drew Prize for Women in Architecture

Feb 08, 2017 • People

The architectural community rallied in support of Scott Brown’s work following a lack of acknowledgment from the Pritzker Prize committee in 1991. 

Kevin Stark Announces Retirement from HNI Contract

Feb 06, 2017 • People

In addition to serving in brand development roles, Stark designed six Best of NeoCon winners. 

2017 Designer of the Year: Suzette Subance Ferrier

Jan 27, 2017 • Profiles

A New York native brings a sense of fashion, style, and sophistication to the commercial interiors practice at TPG Architecture

2017 Legend: Michael Vanderbyl

Jan 23, 2017 • Profiles

From graphic identity to products, furnishings, and showroom interiors, Michael Vanderbyl demonstrates the impact and importance of design

Peter P. Petkoff Dies at 98

Jan 19, 2017 • People

He served as the senior vice president of Smith, Hinchman & Grylls through 1984.

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. 

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.

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.

David Adjaye to Receive Knighthood

Jan 03, 2017 • People

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

Lella Vignelli Dies at 82

Dec 23, 2016 • People

Vignelli and her husband launched Vignelli Associates in 1971.

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.

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.

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.

Maddalena De Padova Dies at 88

Dec 07, 2016 • People

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

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. 

Donaghy Named Contract Publisher

Dec 06, 2016 • People

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

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.

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.

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.

Former CannonDesign President Mark Mendell Dies

Nov 15, 2016 • People

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

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.

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

Nov 04, 2016 • People

The Luna Textiles founder was married to designer Michael Vanderbyl.

ASID 2016-2017 National Board Takes Office

Oct 19, 2016 • Industry

Charrisse Johnston will serve as chair of the 11-member volunteer body.

Vancouver Architect Bing Thom Dies at 75

Oct 05, 2016 • People

The Vancouver-based architect has been honored with the Governor General’s Award and the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal.

Jan Vingerhoets Appointed CEO Of Molteni&C, Dada, and UniFor

Sep 30, 2016 • People

The Belgium native was most recently the CEO of FLOS USA.

Paulo Mendes da Rocha to Receive 2017 RIBA Royal Gold Medal

Sep 29, 2016 • People

The Brazilian architect received the Praemium Imperiale prize and the Venice Architecture Biennale Golden Lion earlier this year.

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.

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.

Gary Wheeler Joins HDR

Sep 07, 2016 • People

The former ASID president will serve as the global director of interior design and workplace strategy.

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.

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.

Designer Jane Thompson Dies at 89

Aug 29, 2016 • People

Thompson's career included contributions to the disciplines of design, architecture, and urban planning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

UNESCO Lists 17 Le Corbusier Designs as World Heritage Sites

Jul 18, 2016 • People

The projects honored stretch across seven countries and three continents.

Ginger Gilden Named Chapter President of IIDA NY

Jul 14, 2016 • People

Gilden succeeds Katie Michael­-Battaglia.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Walter Hunt, Gensler Firm Leader, Dies at 74

Jun 07, 2016 • People

The Center for Architecture Foundation launched the Walter A. Hunt Jr. Scholarship Fund in 2012 for New York public high school seniors accepted to a New York State NAAB-accredited architecture school.

At NeoCon® 2016, David Rockwell to Keynote and Debut a Collection, Rockwell Unscripted, for Knoll

Jun 06, 2016 • People

David Rockwell will be presenting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, June 14. 

Designer Jens Risom Celebrated 100th Birthday

Jun 03, 2016 • People

The designer celebrated his 100th birthday at his home in New Canaan, Connecticut, on May 8.

Carl Elefante, FAIA, Elected 2018 AIA President

May 23, 2016 • People

AIA also names new at-large director and secretary.

Romaldo Giurgola Dies at 95

May 17, 2016 • People

The modernist architect is best known for designing Australia’s Parliament House.

Architect I.M. Pei Turns 99

Apr 26, 2016 • People

The Chinese-American architect has created iconic designs for the Louvre in Paris and the National Art Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Norman Millar, Dean of Architecture at Woodbury, Dies at 62

Apr 19, 2016 • People

The former ACSA president was suffering from pancreatic cancer when he died from complications following surgery on April 14

IIDA Names Berndt, Hierlinger, Keatinge, and Orpilla as 2016 College of Fellows Inductees

Apr 11, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Gina Berndt, Scott Hierlinger, Nancy Keatinge, and Primo Orpilla each receive the association’s highest honor.

Designer Vladimir Kagan Dies at Age 88

Apr 08, 2016 • People

The German-American designer suffered a heart attack on April 7.

Katie Hauser Named IIDA 2016 Member of the Year

Apr 05, 2016 • People

The Interface executive served as treasurer and president of IIDA’s Ohio Kentucky chapter. 

Architect Zaha Hadid Dies at 65

Mar 31, 2016 • People

The iconic architect received the Royal Gold Medal for architecture last month. 

Philip Freelon Named the 2016 IIDA Star Award Recipient

Mar 28, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

The renowned American designer is currently overseeing the completion of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. 

Dorothy Cosonas Honored with the 2016 IIDA Titan Award

Mar 28, 2016 • Competitions & Awards

Cosonas has received seven Best of NeoCon Gold Awards in her career and has seven pieces in Cooper Hewitt’s permanent collection.

French Architect Claude Parent Dies at Age 93

Mar 03, 2016 • People

French Architect Claude Parent died on Saturday February 27 in Paris, a day after his 93rd birthday.

Steiner Leaves Texas in Part Due to Gun Law

Feb 29, 2016 • People

Frederick “Fritz” Steiner announced last week that he will leave the University of Texas, where he has served as dean of the school of architecture for 15 years, to become dean at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. 

New York Architect and Designer Ali Tayar Dies at 57

Feb 26, 2016 • People

Ali Tayar, founder of New York–based architecture firm Parallel Design Partnership, has died at age 57.

Eva Maddox Retires

Feb 09, 2016 • People

Eva Maddox has retired from her position as design principal at Perkins+Will. 

View the Video About Designer of the Year Todd Heiser

Feb 08, 2016 • People

View a video produced by Pentagram about Designer of the Year Todd Heiser.

View the Video About Legends Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge

Feb 08, 2016 • People

View the video about Legends Stanley Felderman and Nancy Keatinge.

HOK Names Bill Hellmuth as Chief Executive Officer

Jan 27, 2016 • People

International architecture, engineering, and planning firm, HOK has announced the promotion of firm-wide president and design principal for the Washington, D.C. office, Bill Hellmuth, AIA, to the position of chief executive officer, effective April 19.

Scott Merrill Wins 2016 Richard H. Driehaus Prize

Jan 22, 2016 • People

Architect Scott Merrill, AIA, has been named the recipient of the University of Notre Dame’s prestigious Richard H. Driehaus Prize.  Recognized for his ability to design classical architecture that expresses regional identities, Merrill is the founder of the Florida–based firm Merrill, Pastor & Colgan Architects.

Getty Research Institute Appoints Maristella Casciato as Senior Curator of Architecture

Jan 21, 2016 • People

The Getty Research Institute has announced the appointment of Architectural Historian and Curator Maristella Casciato as senior curator of architectural collections.

Interface Hires Jay Gould as Chief Operating Officer

Jan 20, 2016 • People

Interface Inc. has hired Jay Gould as its new chief operating officer. The Georgia-based manufacturer of modular carpet announced on January 13 that Gould will be executive vice president and chief operating officer, overseeing global operations, marketing, and organizational development. 

Robert Valentine, Founder of Design Collective Incorporated, Dies at 73

Jan 14, 2016 • People

Robert B. Valentine, the founder of Design Collective Incorporated in Columbus, Ohio, died on December 22, 2015, from a heart attack.

Alejandro Aravena Wins 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Jan 13, 2016 • People

Alejandro Aravena has been named the 2016 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate.

Scottish Architect Gareth Hoskins Dies at Age 48

Jan 11, 2016 • People

Some of the architect’s most prominent projects include the National Museum of Scotland, the World Museum in Vienna, and the Scottish National Gallery.

Russell A. Davidson Inaugurated as 2016 AIA President

Jan 11, 2016 • People

Managing Principal & President of New York-based KG&D Architects Russell A. Davidson was inaugurated as the 92nd President of the AIA. Succeeding the 91st President, Elizabeth Chu Richter, FAIA, Davidson will represent nearly 88,000 AIA members.

German Industrial Designer Richard Sapper Dies at 83

Jan 04, 2016 • People

Sapper was known for designing such products as the 9091 whistling kettle for Alessi, IBM’s ThinkPad laptop series, and the Tizio tabletop lamp for Artemide.

Nelson Worldwide Holdings Names Scott Foster COO

Dec 09, 2015 • People

Foster has worked in the realms of architecture, management consulting, and corporate infrastructure management for more than 20 years.

R. Steven Lewis Wins 2016 AIA Whitney M. Young Jr. Award

Dec 03, 2015 • Competitions & Awards

As the newest recipient of the Whitney M. Young Jr. Award, R. Steven Lewis, AIA, has been recognized for his architectural contributions to social change.

Terrance Brown Wins 2016 AIA Edward C. Kemper Award

Dec 03, 2015 • Competitions & Awards

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has awarded Terrance J. Brown, FAIA, with the Edward C. Kemper Award, recognizing his contributions to disaster-recovery and mitigation over the course of numerous catastrophes in the past four decades.

Douglas S. Kelbaugh Wins the 2016 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architecture Education

Dec 03, 2015 • Competitions & Awards

In partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, the AIA has awarded Douglas S. Kelbaugh, FAIA, with the 2016 Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architecture Education.

2016 AIA Gold Medal Winners Are Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Dec 02, 2015 • Competitions & Awards

Venturi and Scott Brown are the first pair in practice to win the medal and Scott Brown will be the first living woman recipient.

MoMA Names Sean Anderson Associate Curator of the Architecture and Design Department

Dec 02, 2015 • People

Anderson will work under Martino Stierli, The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design, to generate exhibitions and public programs concerning architecture from 1990 to the present.

AIANY Names Benjamin Prosky as Executive Director

Nov 19, 2015 • People

Prosky is currently the assistant dean for communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD)—a position he will leave to assume his new role early next year.

Vishaan Chakrabarti Leaves SHoP Architects to Start New Firm

Oct 22, 2015 • People

After three years of service, the architect will start his own practice—the Partnership for Architecture and Urbanism.

Donaghy Named Contract Associate Publisher

Oct 08, 2015 • People

Emerald Expositions, the publisher of Contract magazine, has announced that Karen Donaghy has joined the company as Associate Publisher of Contract magazine.

Berke to Succeed Stern as Yale Dean

Sep 25, 2015 • People

Deborah Berke is the founder of the New York–based design firm Deborah Berke Partners and will succeed Robert A.M. Stern on July 1, 2016.