Archinect - News 2015-03-04T10:15:07-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/121989225/a-culture-of-fear-u-of-manitoba-architecture-dean-resigns-amid-controversy "A Culture of Fear": U of Manitoba architecture dean resigns amid controversy Nicholas Korody 2015-03-02T19:29:00-05:00 >2015-03-04T01:28:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/do/doiah8thq5rbfgrx.jpg" width="250" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Ralph Stern, the dean of the faculty of architecture at the University of Manitoba in Canada, <a href="http://www.themanitoban.com/2015/02/dean-architecture-faculty-leaving-amid-controversy/22962/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">resigned</a> last week following the publication of a damning <a href="http://www.caut.ca/docs/default-source/reports/caut-ahic-report---architecture-manitoba-(2015-02).pdf?sfvrsn=4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">report</a> by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). Accused of contributing to the creation of a &ldquo;culture of fear and retribution,&rdquo; Dean Stern has faced controversy since assuming the post in 2010, with repeated complaints lodged from both colleagues and students.</p><p>The CAUT report detailed the rapid turnover of personnel within the department. Over the course of Dean Stern&rsquo;s tenure, three different department heads passed through, two of them leaving with documented grievances directed at Stern. In particular, former head of the department Nat Chard wrote in a published letter, &ldquo;My sole reason for leaving the University of Manitoba was the behaviour of the Dean, who established a culture of fear within the faculty and appeared only to try to find problems with the department, despite its peer reviewed success. It was clea...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121757223/michael-maltzan-looks-to-the-future Michael Maltzan Looks to the Future Nicholas Korody 2015-02-27T19:30:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T20:15:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5j/5j313lvk1mij6jwu.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Los Angeles is a place that is &ldquo;conducive to making ideas and forms at the same time,&rdquo; asserted Michael Maltzan during a talk yesterday at the A+D Architecture and Design Museum in Los Angeles. Part of the museum&rsquo;s ongoing lecture series inCOLLABORATION, Maltzan&rsquo;s talk focused on the relationship his projects hold to their infrastructural, urban and social contexts, as well as his conception of the role of contemporary architecture in the future of American cities.</p><p>The talk was divided into three categories: housing, civic or landscape design, and infrastructure. Yet as Maltzan moved from one to the next, he noted the conceptual permeability of these categories. On the one hand, he asserted that the movement between a house and an infrastructure project, for example, can be radically divergent. This is a fact with which Michael Maltzan Architecture has become intimately acquainted as they have greatly expanded their reach both programmatically and geographically in recent years. On t...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121692925/hy-bol-pavilion-at-city-college-of-new-york HY-Bol Pavilion at City College of New York jscelsa 2015-02-27T12:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-27T13:43:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mj/mjii61dklitskyzd.jpg" width="514" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The HY-Bol Pavilion, designed and built in the summer of 2014 by students of the Spitzer school of Architecture at City College New York, was the culmination of a series of courses devoted to the expression of complex geometric curvature. Contemporary architecture theory has witnessed an new debate on how topology and smooth surface curvature should either embrace or dismiss the historic concepts of tectonics in architecture, a term which has re-appeared sporadically and influentially throughout Architectural History. As a generic umbrella for the term, all of the readings of the word in question seem to share the idea that the tectonic represents an ineffable quality of visual synergy between the needs of construction and structure with the harmonious visualization and pronunciation of those needs.</p><p>"Architecture is <em>Building-plus-value</em>." This equation is not simply the addition of unrelated elements... The identity named by this equation - the "is," or "equals" - is enabled by the di...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121582000/big-heatherwick-studio-to-design-new-google-hq BIG / Heatherwick Studio to design new Google HQ Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-25T13:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T17:32:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kp/kphyzgeu7vflksdy.jpg" width="514" height="228" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>This week, [Google] is expected to propose new headquarters &mdash; a series of canopylike buildings from Heatherwick Studio, a London design firm known for works like the fiery caldron at the 2012 Olympics, and Bjarke Ingels [...] The project in Mountain View, which Google has not made public but has discussed with members of the City Council, is likely to aggravate an increasingly testy relationship between the company and community leaders who fear the company is overrunning their small city.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Both Heatherwick Studio and BIG have gained global success working on an impressive variety of scales, from the infrastructural to the sculptural, and also happen to both have relatively young founders (Heatherwick is 45, Ingels is 40). While details aren't expected until later this week, it feels safe to say that the design will continue Google's urbanification of its campus &ndash; borrowing elements from urban planning and "spontaneity generating" strategies for a new HQ that has BIG's playfulness and Heatherwick's artfulness.</p><p>More recent news from the firms:</p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116128341/heatherwick-studio-showcases-their-multi-disciplinary-design-skills-in-the-provocations-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Heatherwick Studio showcases their multi-disciplinary design skills in the "Provocations" exhibition</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120969332/let-the-fighting-begin-london-garden-bridge-faces-legal-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let the fighting begin: London Garden Bridge faces legal challenge</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121070622/big-s-telus-sky-tower-breaks-ground-in-calgary-canada" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG's Telus Sky Tower breaks ground in Calgary, Canada</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441449/session-14-his-bjark-is-bigger-than-his-bjite-a-chat-with-bjarke-ingels-at-the-opening-of-big-s-hot-to-cold-exhibition" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Session 14: His bjark is BIGger than his bjite &ndash; A chat with Bjarke Ingels at the opening of BIG's "Hot to Cold" exhibition</a></em></p><p><em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119262224/playing-with-climate-at-big-s-hot-to-cold-now-open-at-the-national-building-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Playing with climate at BIG's "Hot to Cold", now open at the National Building Museum</a></em></p>... http://archinect.com/news/article/121518570/aia-distinguishes-2015-thomas-jefferson-award-collaborative-achievement-honorees AIA distinguishes 2015 Thomas Jefferson Award + Collaborative Achievement honorees Justine Testado 2015-02-24T16:54:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:46:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xu/xu0ncqy5bh9386zi.jpg" width="514" height="241" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA recently announced the 2015 recipients of their annual Thomas Jefferson Award and the Institute Honors for Collaborative Achievement winners. The honorable achievement awards distinguish significant contributions and lasting influence in the architecture profession as well as the community.</p><p>Out of three categories in the Thomas Jefferson Award, the jury selected winners only for Category Two and Category Three this year. University campus architect <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-lollini/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas E. Lollini, FAIA</a> won in Category Two, which recognizes public-sector architects that manage or produce top-quality design. More info <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-lollini/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>The Category Three award highlights a public official or other individuals for raising the public's awareness and/or support of design excellence. <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/thomas-jefferson-award/thomas-luebke/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Luebke, FAIA</a>, who serves as the Secretary of the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts, was selected. The AIA awarded Luebke for his enduring advocacy of historic preservation and adaptive reuse and his long-term architectural contributions throug...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121511324/make-architects-founder-accuses-architects-of-taking-credit-for-engineers-work Make Architects founder accuses architects of taking credit for engineers' work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-24T14:56:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:18:31-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w9/w968u4dt757a28ig.jpg" width="319" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&lsquo;You [engineers] need to tell the architects, when they try to call the shots, to sod off.&rsquo; [...] &lsquo;Celebrity architects &ndash; or as they are known in the business starchitects &ndash; have taken over with their dazzling shirts, their big watches, and their big pointy shiny erections. [...] This is the new age of the engineer. This is your time &ndash; your moment in the limelight. Never has there been a moment where people are so aware of how fragile the planet is.'</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/121507305/trahan-architects-release-short-film-of-louisiana-state-sports-hall-of-fame-and-regional-history-museum Trahan Architects Release Short Film of Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum cbryan 2015-02-24T13:35:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T21:54:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/10/104p7kstayr8jxqn.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://spiritofspace.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Spirit of Space</a>, in collaboration with <a href="http://www.trahanarchitects.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trahan Architects</a>, has created a short film featuring the award-winning design of the Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The museum was recently awarded the prestigious <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/interior-architecture/louisiana-st-sports-hof/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 AIA Institute Honor Award</a> and will be honored at the upcoming <a href="http://convention.aia.org/event/homepage.aspx" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA National Convention</a> in Atlanta, Georgia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hc/hcvx7wdauf54gzig.jpg"></p><p><em>From Spirit of Space:</em></p><p>The Louisiana State Sports Hall of Fame and Regional History Museum, designed by Trahan Architects, evokes the past as much as it signals the future. Set in the oldest settlement in the Louisiana Purchase, the museum employs 21st century technology to execute a design language inspired by the carving and scouring of the nearby Cane River and the historic architecture of Natchitoches.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/2508aew6awm41d8r.jpg"></p><p>The film carries viewers past the historic district's references, around the pleated copper fa&ccedil;ade and into the sculpted interior.&nbsp; The cast stone panels define a fluid pathway that flows around, up and through th...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121377224/a-breakneck-tour-of-contemporary-architecture-in-rome A breakneck tour of contemporary architecture in Rome Nam Henderson 2015-02-22T20:58:00-05:00 >2015-02-22T21:28:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3k/3k0hynxhbmf4oa0m.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It looks foreboding in pictures, but in reality it&rsquo;s a lovely, tree-lined complex set at the street level with a string of cafes and shops.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sam Lubell traveled to Rome with the proverbial <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/116110641/how-to-rebuild-architecture-another-back-to-the-drawing-board-op-ed" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">grandparent</a>(s), for some architectural tourism. They visited a church,&nbsp;museums and stadiums, and largely praised the "<em>striking new buildings</em>".</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121152540/editor-s-picks-405 Editor's Picks #405 Nam Henderson 2015-02-20T13:15:00-05:00 >2015-02-20T14:57:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/i2/i2y4w7zgzjw31r40.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For the latest edition of <strong>Deans List:</strong>&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/AmeliaTH" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Amelia Taylor-Hochberg</a>,&nbsp;Editorial Manager <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120370300/deans-list-monica-ponce-de-leon-of-university-of-michigan-s-taubman-college" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interviewed</a> Monica Ponce de Leon of University of Michigan's Taubman College.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tj/tj0lhodoy8do30v0.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Therein, Professor Ponce de Leon admits she hates branding and describes how/why the school has "<em>purposefully taken out of the curriculum courses that are specifically geared towards skill-building, in order to open up more space within the curriculum for critical thinking</em>".</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1970535/will-galloway" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Galloway</a>&nbsp;was impressed "<em>great comments from Ponce de Leon. I'd only hear her name before. Definitely a fan, now</em>".</p><p><br><strong>News</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qk/qkh7j4s9j2g88ep1.jpg"></p><p>Commenting on <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120599250/all-work-and-all-play-archinect-sessions-episode-16-with-jimenez-lai-and-robert-ivy-ceo-of-the-aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">episode 16 of </a><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a>, which discussed the <a href="http://www.ilookup.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#ilookup</a> campaign with Robert Ivy FAIA, EVP/CEO of the AIA.&nbsp;<strong>vado retro</strong> argued "<em>It is a question is how does our profession draw that population to consider choosing a design professional for their biggest investment...How do we add value...It won't be through Godard references, however</em>".</p><p>Renown critic and photographer Fred Bernstein and Jeff Goldberg, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120640202/first-look-at-rick-joy-s-princeton-train-station" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tag-team a first look...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121117990/ncarb-launches-are-4-0-community NCARB Launches ARE 4.0 Community NCARB 2015-02-19T12:35:00-05:00 >2015-02-26T22:30:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z2/z2h189jimjaswfw7.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At the heart of the community, you&rsquo;ll find video tutorials on all seven divisions. Learn how the vignettes are scored, test your knowledge with sample questions, and expand your study library with suggested resources. Right now, roughly 28,000 candidates are preparing for the exam. The community is a great place to meet emerging professionals across the country, pick up a few pointers, and share your own study tips.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last week, NCARB launched the ARE 4.0 Community&mdash;a space where candidates can come together to ask questions, share best practices, and interact with the organization's experts. More than 1,300 candidates have already joined the conversation by uploading practice vignettes and sharing test taking tips. Join the community today: <a href="http://ncarb.org/ARE4Community" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://ncarb.org/ARE4Community</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/121051328/she-had-got-it-razan-abu-salha-remembered-by-her-architecture-professor "She had got it." Razan Abu-Salha remembered by her architecture professor Alexander Walter 2015-02-18T15:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-25T21:04:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8q/8q5zsz0sd5spw55v.jpg" width="514" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Before Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha was killed on Feb. 10, she had an epiphany in her architecture class. [...] "Within a few moments after we began the demonstration, she lit up like she completely got it. In her eyes, I remember the most, just the kindness in her eyes. Behind those deep eyes, a little bulb went on, and she no longer needed me. It's the moment any teacher wants to have with their students, like, 'OK, they get it, you can go now.'</p></em><br /><br /><p>See also:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/120798242/razan-abu-salha-architecture-student-a-small-memorial" target="_blank">Razan Abu-Salha, Architecture Student: A Small Memorial</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120612110/editor-s-picks-404 Editor's Picks #404 Nam Henderson 2015-02-13T13:37:00-05:00 >2015-02-15T21:13:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dk/dkfyg4asozqy11p7.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;argued for <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/119835565/pop-cultitecture-the-genius-of-david-byrne" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Genius of David Byrne</a>&nbsp;who she likens to "<em>the deadpan docent of the infrastructural realm</em>".</p><p><strong>&nbsp;vado retro</strong> dropped by and chimed in "<em>most of these lyrics were written before i ever attended architecture school and that was a very long time ago. i read a similar essay about byrne and architecture around the time True Stories came out. fa fa fafa fa fa fafa fa fa.</em>"</p><p>Plus, on the occasion of the release of Oyler Wu Collaborative&rsquo;s (OWC) newly released book, 'Trilogy: SCI-Arc Pavilions', <a href="http://archinect.com/Ynotworkshop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey</a>&nbsp;attended an exhibit featuring some personal hand drawings by Dwayne Oyler.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Therein he writes</a> "<em>The release of the new OWC book gave the firm a chance to also exhibit some of Dwayne Oyler&rsquo;s personal hand drawings...Dwayne Oyler, who worked for a period with Lebbeus Woods, has a deeply instilled drawing pedigree that continues to prosper in his work today</em>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/dpearson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">David J Pearson</a>&nbsp;wanted "<em>to hear more about the influence</em>".<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Jon Jerde <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/120367884/jon-jerde-founder-and-chairman-of-the-jerde-partnership-has-died" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">has</a> died.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;eulogized "<em>He was un...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120640202/first-look-at-rick-joy-s-princeton-train-station First Look at Rick Joy's Princeton Train Station Keith Zawistowski 2015-02-13T10:55:00-05:00 >2015-02-24T21:50:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ma/map9ttw32rdnteyi.jpg" width="514" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Princeton University&rsquo;s campus is, in Rick Joy&rsquo;s words, &ldquo;a beautiful sculpture garden of famous architects&rsquo; buildings.&rdquo; Now Joy, the Tucson-based architect, has added his own sculpture to that garden, in the form of a train station made of blackened stainless steel and precast concrete.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Renown critic and photographer Fred Bernstein and Jeff Goldberg tag-team a first look at Rick Joy's built foray into public architecture and it's a real treat.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120587986/need-some-inspiration-to-submit-to-the-bigger-than-a-breadbox-competition-take-a-peek-at-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube Need some inspiration to submit to the "Bigger Than A Breadbox" competition? Take a peek at Oyler Wu Collaborative's "The Cube" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-12T15:11:00-05:00 >2015-02-18T23:17:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u0/u0snbbk8hvmk6lti.jpg" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>We caught a glimpse behind the curtain of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/38847/oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Oyler Wu Collaborative</a>&rsquo;s hand-over-hand process in <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/120061268/oyler-wu-collaborative-in-ink-graphite-and-steel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Anthony Morey&rsquo;s latest piece</a>, where the principal&rsquo;s meticulous and dogged drawing exercises helped push the firm&rsquo;s formal development. Taking a look back at one of their earlier pavilions, &ldquo;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/94978858/advanced-geometry-with-oyler-wu-collaborative-s-the-cube" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Cube</a>&rdquo;, initially built for the 2013 Beijing Biennale, helps draw the contingency from line drawing to taught steel.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b16jyljfc2ruqowy.jpg"></p><p>As <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/76039835/justine-testado" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Justine Testado</a> previously described in her introduction to &ldquo;The Cube&rdquo;, the sculpture/pavilion &ldquo;transforms a solid idea into an abstract piece&rdquo;, complicating the supposedly concrete notion of an ideal form, the perfect cube. The pavilion is a clear elaboration on previous work, such as their <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/86934209/showcase-taipei-sales-center-by-oyler-wu-collaborative" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taipei Sales Center</a> or the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/72707834/stormcloud-by-oyler-wu-collaborative-for-sci-arc-s-40th-anniversary-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stormcloud</a> pavilion at SCI-Arc, where solid volumes are stretched and torn by lines and suspensions, testing the spatial limits of what they consider &ldquo;pure&rdquo; forms.&nbsp;OWC has also designed two other pavilions at SCI-Arc, including <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/28283694/netscape-sci-arc-graduation-pavilion" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Netscape</a> and Centerstage, which fit clearly ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120502832/koolhaas-to-design-new-high-line-project Koolhaas to design new High Line project Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-11T13:16:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:25:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nl/nl3l7jweoiqqf6bz.jpg" width="514" height="643" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gimme Shelter has learned exclusively that developer The Related Companies has hired Rem Koolhaas to design their new High Line project on W. 18th St.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thirty-seven years after <em>Delirious New York</em>, Koolhaas may finally have a building in New York City. While OMA has worked on a variety of commercial interiors in NYC before, as well as being a part of HUD's Rebuilding by Design, the High Line residence will be the firm's first "ground-up" building in the city. That title might have belonged to OMA's 23 East 22nd Street residential tower, if it weren't wiped off of the drawing board by the 2008 recession.</p><p>Koolhaas' project will join fellow starchitect Zaha Hadid's 520 West 28th Street on the High Line, under the same developer, The Related Companies.</p><p><a href="http://www.world-architects.com/architecture-news/headlines/Koolhaas_to_Build_in_NYC_Finally_2555" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>h/t world-architects.com</em></a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120430562/china-s-most-influential-architect-is-not-pleased-with-the-state-of-chinese-urbanism China’s "most influential architect" is not pleased with the state of Chinese urbanism Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-10T14:17:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T22:39:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/ud4rhpkf1i1xc7mu.jpg" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For 70 years, Mr. Wu has ridden out the country&rsquo;s political storms, including one that killed his mentor, to establish himself as the most influential architect, urban planner and &eacute;minence grise of China&rsquo;s cities. But looking out the window of his apartment in this city&rsquo;s northern suburbs, he can only shake his head at the dim building emerging from the haze. &ldquo;Our environment is unfit for daily life, and the responsibility is very heavy on our shoulders,&rdquo; he said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/120367884/jon-jerde-founder-and-chairman-of-the-jerde-partnership-has-died Jon Jerde, founder and chairman of The Jerde Partnership, has died Justine Testado 2015-02-09T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T21:27:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xa/xa5ynfrlmhgq1wua.jpg" width="514" height="619" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jon Jerde, founder and chairman of the Venice, California-based Jerde Partnership, passed away today in his home in the Brentwood area in Los Angeles after a longterm illness. He was 75.</p><p>Born in Alton, Illinois on January 22, 1940, Jerde grew up in the oilfields of the West where his father worked as an engineer at Fluor. After his parents divorced in 1952, he and his mother moved to a garage apartment in Long Beach, California, a city he soon developed a connection with. While Jerde studied engineering at UCLA, a chance meeting in 1958 with Arthur Gallion -- dean of the USC School of Architecture -- led to Jerde studying architecture at USC after Gallion recognized his talent through his sketches.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3p/3p8xnnie8ztmhmv0.jpg"></p><p>Jerde led a multi-disciplinary team that created more than 100 urban places worldwide since The Jerde Partnership's inception in 1977. He developed the concept of "placemaking", which can be defined as designing memorable vibrant places, using entertainment and shopping as catalysts. This c...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120356631/rafael-vi-oly-s-edward-m-kennedy-institute-set-to-open-its-doors-in-boston Rafael Viñoly's Edward M. Kennedy Institute set to open its doors in Boston Alexander Walter 2015-02-09T15:09:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:12:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/de/de7fsnp0jf2umotv.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When it opens next month in Boston, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate will be aiming to restore respect for Congress at a time when rancor and partisanship have seriously damaged its reputation. [...] The 68,000-square-foot institute, designed by the architect Rafael Vi&ntilde;oly, is on the Boston campus of the University of Massachusetts and has a 99-year lease on the site.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/120116665/aia-announces-upcoming-national-television-advertising-campaign AIA announces upcoming national television advertising campaign Paul Petrunia 2015-02-06T12:23:00-05:00 >2015-02-16T17:49:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/at/at4pwbwbw41nnaq3.jpg" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Robert Ivy, CEO of the American Institute of Architects, has just announced that the organization will begin placing 30-second ads on national cable networks and news channels. The ads will begin airing on February 8th and will feature their recent "Look Up" campaign.&nbsp;</p><p>The campaign is a 3 year plan to "share the value that architects bring to communities".&nbsp;</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119969657/jeanne-gang-praises-san-francisco-s-architecture-ecosystem-as-context-for-new-residential-tower Jeanne Gang praises San Francisco's architecture 'ecosystem' as context for new residential tower Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-04T14:46:00-05:00 >2015-02-09T15:52:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9c/9c4897c49c1f40baa1cbe5ab990b1d6b.jpg" width="514" height="906" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;San Francisco is really focused on getting things right on the ground, creating a rich fabric,&rdquo; said Gang... &ldquo;You have your own ecosystem.&rdquo; [...] She&rsquo;s at work here on a 40-story tower proposed at Folsom and Spear streets, one block in from the Embarcadero. The form would be simple, a lean rectangle, but the silhouette would be a ripple of angled bay windows, jagged and subtle at once. &ldquo;Some designers focus on the profile. We&rsquo;re looking more at the elements, starting from the inside out,&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/119964830/gehry-s-crumpled-paper-bag-opens-at-sydney-s-university-of-technology Gehry's "crumpled paper bag" opens at Sydney's University of Technology Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-04T13:09:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:59:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o5/o5tl87qxopjuvh74.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Dr Chau Chak Wing building, which will house a new business school in the inner-city campus, is being hailed as a masterpiece to rival the Sydney Opera House [...] Traditional lecture halls have been replaced with undulating walls, circular classrooms and a grand chrome-silver staircase. [...] &ldquo;The 19th-century buildings in Sydney are the most accessible. They have a humanity while the modern buildings tend to be cold and off-putting,&rdquo; Gehry said.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/119891753/2015-alvar-aalto-medal-awarded-to-fuensanta-nieto-and-enrique-sobejano 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal awarded to Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano Justine Testado 2015-02-03T14:45:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:15:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7y/7yafv2zywikkbejm.jpg" width="514" height="860" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fuensanta Nieto and Enrique Sobejano of Spanish practice Nieto Sobejano Arquitectos were announced as the recipients of the 2015 Alvar Aalto Medal. First awarded in 1967 and designed by Alvar Aalto himself, The Alvar Aalto Medal is given to individuals in recognition for their significant architectural achievements. Nieto and Sobejano were announced as the winners of the twelfth Medal today during an Architecture Day seminar at Helsinki City Hall.</p><p>Previous winners include Portuguese architect <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/36807389/portuguese-architect-paulo-david-receives-2012-alvar-aalto-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paulo David (2012)</a> and Danish practice <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/alvar_aalto_medal_awarded_to_the_danish_tegnestuen_vandkunsten" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tegnestuen Vandkunsten (2009)</a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qx3tqo28chv0cgvc.jpg"></p><p>Collaborators since the early 1980s, it's no question that Nieto and Sobejano have built up a diverse portfolio, although their most recognizable works are museums and galleries. In addition to running their 40-employee firm Nieto Sobejano Architects in Madrid and Berlin, both architects also lecture at the European University of Madrid and the Berlin University of the Arts (UdK). Nieto and Sobejano's work has been exhibited at...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119889336/composer-tries-to-evoke-gehry-home-in-frank-s-house Composer tries to evoke Gehry home in 'Frank's House' Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-02-03T13:38:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T19:17:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qx/qx1fi5z250bj4gu3.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"It has a quality which is almost sort of punk, iconoclastic and in-your-face," [Norman] says with earnest wonderment. "And when you get inside the house, it's incredibly luminous and spacious and whimsical and really lovely." [...] His assignment for the first of three concerts in a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra series exploring links between music and architecture was to evoke in music what Gehry made of a nondescript early 20th century pink wooden house he'd bought in 1978.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/119843603/editor-s-picks-403 Editor's Picks #403 Nam Henderson 2015-02-03T11:20:00-05:00 >2015-02-13T13:38:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ht/ht1ut7u8v237pqcu.jpg" width="514" height="303" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Sessions</a> still wants you to share your client horror stories!, (Inspired by the insane&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/118151802/just-lost-a-hole-clients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Just lost a-hole clients&nbsp;</a><a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/118151802/just-lost-a-hole-clients" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">thread</a> from a earlier this month) which you can do via twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/search?f=realtime&amp;q=%23archinectsessions&amp;src=typd" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">#archinectsessions</a>, email or call us at (213) 784-7421.<br>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>News</strong><br>Stephen Burgen <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119271907/will-pamplona-s-bilbao-effect-gamble-pay-off" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">traveled to</a> the newly opened Museo Universidad de Navarra, designed by Rafael Moneo.&nbsp;<strong>Mr_Wiggin</strong> was disappointed "<em>To me, Moneo's best works are those that are inserted into a place built up 100+ years ago....this, standing alone in the middle of a verdant green, looks like failure of planning</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8c/8cad4m9j84rvpkm4.jpg"></p><p>The <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">NYT</a>&nbsp;reported on the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119441450/future-of-paul-rudolph-s-brutalist-orange-county-building-still-uncertain" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">latest developments regarding Paul Rudolph&rsquo;s Orange County Government Center in Goshen, N.Y.</a>&nbsp;<strong>Thayer-D</strong> lamented "<em>I know this building is a maintenance nightmare, but it's truly one of the more interesting brutalist buildings out there. &nbsp;A lot of ideas to cull from it</em>".</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/my/myis31tbfmotikwd.jpg"></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/orhan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Orhan Ayy&uuml;ce</a>&nbsp;shared <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/119507352/favorite-building-konrad-wachsmann-and-le-corbusier" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a quote/story</a> from Esther McCoy's 1981 memorial to&nbsp;<a href="http://sma.sciarc.edu/lecturer/konrad-wachsmann/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Konrad Wachsmann</a>, wherein both Corbu and Konrad praise the&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3NOU3Kxb4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Pont Transbordeur</a>&nbsp;as ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119816278/10-frank-lloyd-wright-buildings-nominated-to-unesco-world-heritage-list 10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings Nominated to UNESCO World Heritage List Nicholas Korody 2015-02-02T14:50:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:55:56-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9e8bpgvkvaw6l8a.jpg" width="514" height="404" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The United States is pleased to announce the nomination of a group of 10 buildings in seven states designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright for inclusion on the World Heritage List. The UNESCO World Heritage List recognizes the &ldquo;outstanding universal value&rdquo; of the most significant cultural and natural sites on the planet.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The nomination of ten buildings by the influential architect represents the first World Heritage nomination by the U.S. of works of modernist architecture. Entitled "Key Works of Modern Architecture by Frank Lloyd Wright," the list includes:</p><ol><li>Unity Temple in Oak Park, Illinois<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o9/o9e8bpgvkvaw6l8a.jpg"></li><li>Frederick C. Robie House in Chicago, Illinois&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8a/8ahhguwlb24s2d9l.jpg"></li><li>Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/os/osb7hg5irra844gw.jpg"></li><li>Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, California&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o6/o6z4jcwxf8v0nppb.jpg"></li><li>Fallingwater in Mill Run, Pennsylvania&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5t/5t974clo1ti61lk6.jpg"></li><li>Herbert and Katherine Jacobs House in Madison, Wisconsin&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ck/ck4pazw455djx267.jpg"></li><li>Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Arizona&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yp/ypmeok5p42csborl.jpg"></li><li>Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York City&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/60/600koo5obxpk3nyk.jpg"></li><li>Price Tower in Bartlesville, Oklahoma&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1w/1w2c6ripuebrkw8l.jpg"></li><li>Marin County Civic Center in San Rafael, California&nbsp;<img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/of/ofxppeikuy835oez.jpg"></li></ol><p>Inclusion in the <a href="http://whc.unesco.org/en/list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UNESCO World Heritage</a> list brings, according to the announcement, "significant international attention, prestige, and increased tourism." Maintained by&nbsp;the international World Heritage Programme, the list not only demarcates sites of significance to "global culture," but also can help provide important resourc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119507352/favorite-building-konrad-wachsmann-and-le-corbusier Favorite Building: Konrad Wachsmann and Le Corbusier Orhan Ayyüce 2015-01-29T14:41:00-05:00 >2015-02-01T21:25:58-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5k/5kdpe69bspkdxh72.jpg" width="427" height="625" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>From Esther McCoy's 1981 memorial to <a href="http://sma.sciarc.edu/lecturer/konrad-wachsmann/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Konrad Wachsmann</a>:</p><p>"Finally all internees who wanted to,&nbsp;were permitted to join the French army. Konrad did. They heard then about the Dunkirk disaster. When Konrad&rsquo;s regiment crossed the Loire River, the Germans were already in Marseilles. They had destroyed the Pont Transbordeur, which bridged the inner harbor entrance to Marseilles.</p><p>Ten years later Konrad sat one day in a restaurant in New York with Le Corbusier. Konrad said, "He asked me what I thought was the most beautiful structure in this century."<br>"I hope, " Konrad said, "you are not expecting me to say the Villa Savoye.&rdquo;<br>&ldquo;No, no, " Corb replied.</p><p>Konrad then proposed that each write the name of the structure and compare them. They had both written<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UV3NOU3Kxb4" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"> Pont Transbordeur</a>..."</p><p><em>Cover photo and quote via&nbsp;<a href="http://www.eastofborneo.org/books/mccoy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Susan Morgan</a></em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119420513/obama-budget-to-require-states-to-analyze-the-costs-and-benefits-of-their-job-licensing-requirements Obama budget to require states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements Nam Henderson 2015-01-28T12:18:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:15:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/66/669mjs3yde40a8wp.jpg" width="256" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Obama were truly interested in reducing inequality, writes Nick Gillespie, he would work to reduce occupational licensing</p></em><br /><br /><p>Jonathan Chait writes about the Obama administration&rsquo;s plan for the federal budget, which moving forward will&nbsp;<a href="http://mobile.nytimes.com/2015/01/28/business/economy/ubers-success-casts-doubt-on-many-job-licenses.html?_r=2&amp;referrer=" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">contain a new line-item</a>,&nbsp;$15 million for states to analyze the costs and benefits of their job-licensing requirements.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119366726/aia-announces-14-recipients-for-2015-young-architects-award AIA announces 14 recipients for 2015 Young Architects Award Justine Testado 2015-01-27T19:22:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T18:48:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2a/2a8390en2k9p4lb4.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA announced the 14 recipients of the 2015 AIA Young Architects Award, which recognizes architects for their leadership and significant contributions to the profession early in their architectural career. In this case, young architects are defined as those who are licensed no more than 10 years, regardless of age.</p><p>Hailing from across the nation, the recipients were awarded for their various means of involvement in architecture, education, and their communities both locally and around the world.</p><p>Check out the list of winners:</p><p>&nbsp;(Cover image) <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/alvarez/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jos&eacute; Alvarez, AIA</strong></a></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/benedict/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Zachary R. Benedict, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6v/6vn0625dmds9kozb.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/crane/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Justin Crane, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7v/7vhiqut2qfkj405r.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/dirsa/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Sarah W. Dirsa, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a2/a2z7q3ue21fhwd24.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/dunlap/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Dunlap, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y4/y4qnh8jbptb550hv.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/henry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James Henry, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6c/6csnswx5pfuck29g.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/hong/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Chris Hong, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbor9jjfd9t69nqa.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/meyer/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>James A. Meyer, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ij/ij414io6vfcqxefj.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/munson/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Ann Sobiech Munson, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uv/uvfmo0nesvxma7mm.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/talbert/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Rebecca Talbert, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vc/vcwa7mgr64lfxdnk.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/webb/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Derek C. Webb, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qw/qwm5v5fg1p3huw1e.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/whittaker/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Elizabeth Whittaker, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6z/6zh565jnpg89n703.jpg"></p><p>&darr;&nbsp; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/burt/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Hafsa Burt, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ud/udxtyqtseb95n0yx.jpg"></p><p>&darr; <a href="http://www.aia.org/practicing/awards/2015/young-architects/steichen/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Adrianne Steichen, AIA</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0a/0adoy8wj5xx7zml5.jpg"></p><p>The 2015 Young Architects Award Jury consisted of:</p><ul><li><strong>William J. Stanley</strong>, III, FAIA, Chair</li><li><strong>Stanley Love-Stanley</strong>, PC - Atlanta</li><li><strong>Lenore M. Lucey</strong>, FAIA, LML Consult...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119126698/get-lectured-taliesin-spring-15 Get Lectured: Taliesin, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-27T15:49:00-05:00 >2015-01-28T21:04:57-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6j/6jfbz23jlobcflt6.jpg" width="514" height="874" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured lectured poster comes from <a href="http://archinect.com/taliesin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Taliesin: The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture</a>. Their Spring '15 series "Free and Open to the Public" will explore open-source, pro bono, and public space design by some of the world's leading architects and designers.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Lectures take place at 7:00 p.m. at the Pavilion Theatre. Free and open to the public.</p><p>Below are upcoming events:</p><p>Jan 29<br>Matt Passmore / MoreLab - Oakland, CA</p><p>Feb 12<br>Emily Pilloton / Project H Design - Berkeley, CA</p><p>March 19<br>Mitch Joachim / Terreform ONE - NYC</p><p>For lecture updates, visit ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119344971/zaha-hadid-and-new-york-review-of-books-martin-filler-resolve-legal-dispute Zaha Hadid and New York Review of Books/Martin Filler resolve legal dispute Archinect 2015-01-27T12:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-02T08:35:06-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xo/xo60sk1aq7svigx7.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>After a highly publicized five-month battle, the dust has finally settled on the lawsuit that Zaha Hadid filed against New York Review of Books (NYRB) and critic Martin Filler.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The following announcement was released:</p><p><em>On January 22, 2015, following extensive settlement negotiations, Ms. Zaha Hadid withdrew her lawsuit against the&nbsp;</em>New York Review of Books<em>&nbsp;and Mr. Martin Filler. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, which remain confidential, Ms. Hadid has accepted the apology of the&nbsp;</em>New York Review of Books<em>&nbsp;and Mr. Filler, and is pleased to announce, <strong>in conjunction with the settlement, the donation of an undisclosed sum of money to a charitable organization that protects and champions labor rights</strong>.</em></p><p>Previously:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107169286/zaha-hadid-sues-architecture-critic-martin-filler-over-book-review" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review</a> - Aug 22, '14</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/107420491/martin-filler-issues-a-retraction-regarding-his-mistake-in-his-critique-of-zaha-hadid" target="_blank">Martin Filler issues a retraction regarding his "mistake" in his critique of Zaha Hadid</a> - Aug 25, '14</li></ul>