Archinect - News 2014-12-20T13:01:39-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/115976543/architect-eli-attia-sues-google-for-stealing-invention-that-streamlines-design-and-construction Architect Eli Attia sues Google for stealing invention that streamlines design and construction Archinect 2014-12-14T18:36:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:35:15-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bc8d37a2645bed60e230eb992386001c.jpg" width="514" height="252" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The suit charges that Google and senior executives stole Eli Attia's invention, which is a technology that shortens and makes significantly cheaper the design and construction process, mainly for high-rise and large buildings. Google estimates that the invention has potential revenue of $120 billion annually.</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/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-25T14:26:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:08:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgjbi5wk9h2qvtv9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground. Now, Crain's Chicago reports that Calatrava may have missed the two-year window he had to file a lawsuit to enforce his claim.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114114885/clemson-scraps-its-modern-building-plan Clemson scraps its modern building plan Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T14:07:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T23:15:29-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d7/d7131e6aaee42fd18177cc08d04f7941.jpg" width="514" height="355" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Clemson University has backed off its plans to build a modern architecture center at Meeting and George streets - a project applauded at first but later bitterly fought by two neighborhoods and preservation groups. Clemson announced its decision to change course on its $10 million Spaulding Paolozzi Center in the wake of a recent lawsuit filed challenging how the city's Board of Architectural Review handled its approval.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105020838/charleston-groups-sue-over-approval-of-clemson-architecture-center-s-proposed-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113883612/new-york-state-of-mind-weekly-news-round-up-for-november-10-2014 New York state of mind: Weekly News Round-Up for November 10, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-17T14:53:00-05:00 >2014-11-17T19:30:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/w6/w6q42hhhe6a5rzg9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 13:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113597893/smithsonian-hires-big-architecture-group-for-2-billion-south-mall-renovation-plan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Smithsonian hires BIG architecture group for $2 billion South Mall renovation plan</a>: While approval is still pending, the large-scale renovation will include "two underground levels of visitor amenities" and could take up to twenty years to complete.</p><p><a title="Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks</a>: The nonprofit advocacy group claims that cordoning off the Chicago waterfront for Lucas' museum violates the 14th Amendment, guaranteeing "equal protection and due process" for deciding what to do with land belonging to the state of Illinois.</p><p><strong><em>Wednesday, November 12:</em></strong></p><p><a title="Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113498245/two-window-washers-trapped-on-scaffolding-at-1-wtc" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Two window washers trapped on scaffolding at 1 WTC</a>: The two men were shortly&nbsp;<a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/nyregion/world-trade-center-window-washers-just-grabbed-on-during-rescue-.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">rescued</a>&nbsp;by firemen, after uneven ascending cables left them dangling at a 65-degree angle 827ft in the air.</p><p><a title="The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113497437/the-courtyard-house-plug-in-a-house-within-the-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Courtyard House Plug-In: A House Within The House</a>: People's Architecture Office created a modular interior set to install in Beijing's historic buildings, as a renovation alternative to demolition.</p><p><a title="The Race to Save Architecture in Myanmar's Biggest City" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113496634/the-race-to-save-architecture-in-myanmar-s-biggest-city" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Race to Save Archi...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-13T18:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T22:04:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab3c6b12195fee46a153a31d7737eeab.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Erecting such a building &ldquo;without authority of the General Assembly will diminish or impair the beneficial interest of plaintiffs and other Illinois citizens&rdquo; [...] such a designation conflicts with the trust, which calls for preserving property as &ldquo;a natural resource and as a free and open space not occupied by a giant building.&rdquo; [...] by acting without the approval of state lawmakers, the city and park district would have excessive power over the property &ldquo;for which they have no authority.&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/112260775/law-breakers-prize-winners-bird-flippers-weekly-news-round-up-for-october-20-2014 Law breakers, prize winners, bird flippers: Weekly News Round-Up for October 20, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-27T17:53:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lj/ljpyleaaoybcxsmn.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, October 24:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/112032093/architecture-in-flux-reporting-from-acadia-conference-day-1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture in Flux: Reporting from ACADIA Conference, Day 1</a>: The Association for Computer-Aided Design in Architecture has changed a lot since its inception in the early 1980s; the conference takes a look at the present moment of "digital design" practice, while that term still exists.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, October 23:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111961395/frank-gehry-gives-the-crowd-a-piece-of-his-mind-and-his-middle-finger" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry gives the crowd a piece of his mind (and his middle finger)</a>: At a press conference in Oviedo, Spain, in response to a reporter's insinuation that his architecture was "showy". Frank Gehry is 85 years old.&nbsp;</li><li><a title="Keep Portland Architecture Weird!: Episode 3 of Archinect Sessions out now" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111882633/keep-portland-architecture-weird-episode-3-of-archinect-sessions-out-now" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Keep Portland Architecture Weird!: Episode 3 of Archinect Sessions out now</a>: Feat. special guest <a href="https://twitter.com/brianlibby" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Brian Libby</a>, we discuss the trials and tribulations of Michael Graves' Portland Building, and&nbsp;<em>The</em>&nbsp;<em>Guardian</em>'s speculations on Obama's presidential library.&nbsp;</li><li><a title="Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111950133/denver-s-union-station-is-lacking-diversity-and-local-critic-places-the-blame-on-the-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denver's Union Station is lacking diversity and local critic places the blame on the architecture</a>: The&nbsp;<em>Denver Post</em>'s fine arts critic sees a lack of diversity at Union Station's multi-use redesign, and...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/111795771/tom-kundig-loses-lawsuit-against-his-washington-valley-cabin Tom Kundig loses lawsuit against his Washington valley cabin Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-10-21T13:48:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T13:34:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e7/e79f1dddeaeebf2e5e273c1c49d4a386.jpg" width="514" height="311" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The steel structure looms large from Midge Cross and Scott Johnston's back porch. And from the beginning they say Architect Tom Kundig and his partners ignored land covenants meant to prevent any ridgeline buildings that would be visible from below. "To me it was the extended third finger," said Cross. "Like, 'Up yours, Mazama, we can put this here and the heck with you guys.'"</p></em><br /><br /><p>In the fall of 2012, Tom Kundig of Olson Kundig Architects built a private cabin on the picturesque ridge of the Methow Valley in Washington. Prior residents of the valley's Mazama community were miffed by the ruined view, and claimed that the cabin violated "protective covenants for visual consideration", established in 1987. They were joined by current property owners and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/77141277/lawsuit-filed-against-architect-tom-kundig" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">sued Kundig last year</a>. Kundig has now been ordered by the court to move the hut away from the ridgeline.</p><p>Kundig is no stranger to Washington, or off-grid cabin architecture &ndash; a native of Spokane, Kundig was educated and practices as an architect in Washington with Olson Kundig Architects, and his "Rolling Huts" offer modest camping lodges near Mazama. While Kundig hasn't offered any official comments on the case, his office did state that&nbsp;"Tom Kundig designed this cabin with the valley's natural elements and history as a priority. His aim has been to create a building that embodies the Pacific Northwest spirit of ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-04T18:37:00-04:00 >2014-09-05T11:41:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/as/asjyqrasgl91odnp.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[Calatrava's] at work in the new transit station at the World Trade Center in New York, but that project is massively over budget and behind schedule and it's highlighted some of Calatrava's legal troubles back in Spain. [...] The architect was supposed to be in Spain this week testifying as a suspect in a fraud case. Prosecutors say he got 3.6 million dollars to design yet another Spanish convention center that was never built, but Calatrava didn't show up for his court date.</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/105020838/charleston-groups-sue-over-approval-of-clemson-architecture-center-s-proposed-design Charleston groups sue over approval of Clemson architecture center's proposed design Alexander Walter 2014-07-25T14:32:00-04:00 >2014-11-24T16:31:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4e/4e1ccf67d3cd1a4c938c38d41d38776f.jpg" width="514" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Last month, the Board of Architectural Review voted 4-2 to give preliminary approval to the Spaulding Paolozzi Center design by Portland, Ore., architect Brad Cloepfil. The vote marked the second level of approval in the city's three-step review. [...] This week, the Historic Charleston Foundation, the Preservation Society and the Charlestowne and Historic Ansonborough neighborhood associations took their fight to another venue: Charleston County's Court of Common Pleas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102789462/clemson-architecture-center-gets-city-approval-residents-pan-design" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Clemson architecture center gets city approval; residents pan design</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/101037764/eli-broad-s-art-showcase-in-los-angeles-still-unfinished-sues-over-delays Eli Broad’s Art Showcase in Los Angeles, Still Unfinished, Sues Over Delays Archinect 2014-06-03T21:42:00-04:00 >2014-06-10T21:10:27-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/24/24abec82c7ad004bcb23a1031955df21.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The flagship museum of the billionaire financier and art collector Eli Broad, still under construction, has filed a $19.8 million lawsuit against a German company for what it describes as delays in fabricating the building blocks for its unusual latticed facade.</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/73642738/houston-court-awards-home-design-firm-1-3-million-in-architectural-copyright-case Houston court awards home design firm $1.3 million in architectural copyright case Archinect 2013-05-21T17:11:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T17:13:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aq/aqpenl4icbjo0svg.jpg" width="307" height="306" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The jury in the United States District Court in Houston found that Frontier committed copyright infringement by constructing and marketing nineteen houses that infringed Hewlett&rsquo;s copyrighted designs. Frontier&rsquo;s owner, Ronald Wayne Bopp, was also held personally liable for Frontier&rsquo;s activities. The amount of the judgment was based on the amount of profits Frontier earned from the sales of houses that infringed Hewlett&rsquo;s copyrights.</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/67596894/lawsuit-dropped-over-prentice-preservation Lawsuit dropped over Prentice preservation Archinect 2013-02-14T19:48:00-05:00 >2013-02-18T18:03:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/16/163b0c7d5b23ed2eebf6e06bbba39750.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two preservationist groups have dropped a lawsuit challenging the City of Chicago&rsquo;s decision to deny landmark status to the old Prentice Women&rsquo;s Hospital. Northwestern University plans to demolish the building in Chicago&rsquo;s Streeterville neighborhood to make way for a new biomedical research facility. The decision to drop the lawsuit clears the way for Northwestern to carry through on it plans.</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/56308055/special-law-for-nfl-stadium-project-unconstitutional-lawsuit-claims Special law for NFL stadium project unconstitutional, lawsuit claims Archinect 2012-08-30T20:14:00-04:00 >2012-09-03T22:57:59-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jn/jnqnb2qnfvyv6z93.jpg" width="514" height="215" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A coalition of environmental activists and community advocates has mounted the first major legal challenge to a planned downtown [Gensler-designed] Los Angeles NFL stadium, filing a suit Thursday that says a state law intended to assist the project is unconstitutional.</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/29205641/colorado-design-build-firm-s-projects-under-scrutiny Colorado design/build firm's projects under scrutiny Chirigringo 2011-11-29T18:58:30-05:00 >2011-12-07T00:43:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dx/dxyx4x9y4loew1rt.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Structural issues have emerged at another school being constructed by the Neenan Co., a major builder of rural Colorado schools that already has admitted making mistakes that closed an $18.9 million school in Meeker.</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/28518304/rape-victim-sues-architect-contractor Rape victim sues architect, contractor Archinect 2011-11-23T20:02:13-05:00 >2011-11-29T09:35:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/58/5864988284659f4e1129fcf3d19974a3.jpg" width="514" height="341" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The victim, who was 17 at the time, suffered brain damage in the attack, is blind, and can't eat, walk or stand up without help. In the suit filed Nov. 14 in Hillsborough County, her family says the design and construction of the library, built in 2005, contributed to the attack.</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/7280086/jail-break-utah-county-suing-architect-for-1-35-million Jail break: Utah County suing architect for $1.35 million Paul Petrunia 2011-05-22T19:53:57-04:00 >2011-05-23T13:12:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7e/7e6d49518cdf8471cb6530da124311b0.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The drawings and specifications submitted by GSBS Architects contained &ldquo;numerous safety, security and functional defects, including but not limited to Defective Work,&rdquo; according to the suit filed Monday in state court in Provo.</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>