Archinect - News 2016-10-22T12:11:27-04:00 Zaha Hadid sues architecture critic Martin Filler over book review Archinect 2014-08-22T12:40:00-04:00 >2015-01-02T13:12:09-05:00 <img src="" width="615" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Hadid, who was born in Baghdad and is now a British citizen, claimed that Filler falsely implied she was indifferent to the alleged difficult working conditions of migrant workers on high-profile construction projects in the Middle East, including her own. She also claimed Filler used large portions of his June 5 review of Rowan Moore's "Why We Build: Power and Desire in Architecture" to question her success and fault her personality, although she was not a prominent character in the book.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lawsuit Filed Over Cooper Union Tuition Archinect 2014-05-28T18:57:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T18:04:32-04:00 <img src="" width="553" height="369" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Slightly more than a year after the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art announced its plan to charge tuition, a group of professors, admitted students and alumni filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday against the school's board of trustees. The plaintiffs' aim: to stop the school from introducing tuition next fall and to prompt a court investigation into how the board has managed school finances.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Valencia sues Santiago Calatrava as white elephants rot Archinect 2013-12-30T15:06:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T21:37:26-05:00 <img src="" width="620" height="387" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Santiago Calatrava is facing legal action from his native city as the dazzling City of Arts and Sciences complex begins to fall apart just eight years after inauguration</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Lawsuit Filed Against Architect Tom Kundig DianePham 2013-07-15T17:08:00-04:00 >2013-07-22T21:58:23-04:00 <img src="" width="537" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>We never would have expected Tom Kundig to be embroiled in legal battle with a community of conservationists, but the characteristically eco-minded architect was slapped with a lawsuit a few weeks ago by residents of Methow Valley, WA. As it turns out, one of Kundig&rsquo;s newest construction, dubbed the Flagg Mountain Hut, protrudes into the viewshed of a pristine ridge in the valley... the community is not happy with the project and they&rsquo;ve launched a campaign asking the owners to move the hut.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 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="" width="636" height="424" 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" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>