Archinect - News 2016-09-25T17:02:39-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149935467/26m-shortfall-of-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-calls-for-change-in-funding-process $26M shortfall of Milan Expo U.S. Pavilion calls for change in funding process Justine Testado 2016-03-18T14:51:00-04:00 >2016-03-18T15:25:42-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nf/nfh8f79mykosigbc.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the 1990s, the U.S. State Department has been barred from spending public funds on world expo pavilions. The result has been a series of disasters...Last year, the U.S. made a strong showing at the Milan Expo...But now comes a denouement that may cripple chances of there ever being a successful U.S. pavilion again: the architect, the exhibition designer, and the contractor have been paid only a fraction of what they are owed for work on the pavilion.</p></em><br /><br /><p>"According to sources who participated in a recent conference call between the [Friends of the USA Pavilion Milan 2015]&nbsp;group and the creditors [which includes Biber Architects and Thinc Design], there was discussion about whether federal departments other than State, such as the Department of Agriculture, could make up the shortfall. Another conference call is scheduled for March 24."</p><p>Previous coverage about this project on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128196948/hot-dogs-around-the-world-james-biber-architect-of-us-pavilion-american-food-2-0-at-expo-milan-joins-us-for-episode-31-of-archinect-sessions" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hot Dogs Around the World: James Biber, architect of US Pavilion "American Food 2.0" at EXPO Milan, joins us for Episode #31 of Archinect Sessions</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126788432/the-now-open-milan-expo-u-s-pavilion-salutes-to-the-future-of-food-the-american-way" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The now-open Milan Expo U.S. pavilion salutes to the future of food, the American way</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/126374667/identity-parade-the-usa-pavilion-and-its-neighbors-at-expo-milano-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Identity Parade: The USA Pavilion and its Neighbors at Expo Milano 2015</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/121454319/thinc-design-s-usa-pavilion-exhibition-presents-america-s-role-in-the-future-of-food-for-milan-expo-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thinc Design's USA Pavilion exhibition presents America's role in the future of food for Milan Expo 2015</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/42858025/rmjm-begs-us-staff-to-turn-up-to-work RMJM begs US staff to turn up to work will galloway 2012-03-27T05:21:00-04:00 >2012-04-06T18:10:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/27/27r8vhfdtlr5z7lo.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Last month more than 25 staff failed to turn up for work one day in an organised protest at missing wages. ...Staff in New York are owed up to two-and-a-half month&rsquo;s wages and the email sets out the company&rsquo;s response to those either not turning up for work or asking to be put on unpaid leave."</p></em><br /><br /><p> this is just a bit too much.</p>