Archinect - News 2015-11-26T04:07:13-05:00 Frank Gehry-designed children's center planned for Watts neighborhood in L.A. Justine Testado 2015-09-14T19:48:00-04:00 >2015-09-16T10:46:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Frank Gehry, whose firm provided the work free of charge, spelled out his vision for a piece of property that extends nearly two blocks. The two-story structures will fit the neighborhood... offering a scale and a 'body language' that is residential in nature...[The] Children's Institute project is one of several signs that new services and amenities are coming to the neighborhood, which recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of the historic civil unrest that erupted in 1965.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More recent Frank Gehry-related news on Archinect:</p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry's product designs to be honored by Museum of California Design</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry opens up about the emotional side of his architecture</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry's renderings for L.A.'s Sunset Strip revealed</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry to prioritize hydrology in LA River revitalization strategy</a></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Looking to "Frank Gehry", after Paris but before Los Angeles</a></p> Toshiko Mori designs pro-bono a new artists' residency in Senegal Justine Testado 2015-01-15T15:45:00-05:00 >2015-01-22T23:51:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="250" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The rural village of Sinthian in southeastern Senegal is home to the THREAD arts center, a new artists' residency and cultural community space set to open this March. The idea for the arts center originated from the long-term efforts of doctor and local Sinthian leader, Magueye Ba, who spearheaded the project with environmental sustainability expert Moussa Sene and The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation. The project has already gained deserved recognition with a selection for the 2014 Venice Biennale and an AIANY award.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Designed pro-bono by New York-based Toshiko Mori Architect, the art center's design incorporates local materials and building customs. While local masons and villagers provided their expertise on working with bamboo, brick, and thatch, Mori rendered those materials into a contemporary geometric design that complements its surrounding flat landscape. The structure's most notable feature is its inverted roof that can collect and retain rainwater to provide for 40% of the ...</p> A Call for Design Entrepreneurs Archinect 2012-05-07T14:25:00-04:00 >2012-05-07T18:49:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MASS Design Group is one of a handful of nonprofits showing that design isn&rsquo;t just for the wealthy, nor is it just image-making. The challenge, for MASS and others trying to do public service design work, is to make their operations financially sustainable. As students, MASS provided much of their work on the Butaro Hospital pro bono, but they are not students anymore. The staff of MASS eclipsed 20 in the past year...</p></em><br /><br /><p> Related: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">ShowCase: Butaro Hospital in Rwanda</a></p> Architects Support Students' Call for Pro Bono Work in Exchange for Loan Relief Archinect 2012-04-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2012-05-28T02:09:30-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="327" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) today called for Congress to pass legislation that includes architecture school graduates in the same programs that offer other graduates loan debt assistance if they donate their services to their communities and elsewhere.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The AIA/AIAS initiative comes as both President Obama this past weekend and likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney today urged Congress to head off a scheduled increase in student loan interest rates this July.</p> <p> Also today, the AIAS released a survey of almost 600 architect school graduates showing that graduating architecture students carry a much higher amount of undergraduate student debt - $40,000 on average &ndash; than the national student loan debt average of $25,000. AIAS members will visit Capitol Hill in July to lobby lawmakers on these issues.</p> <p> &ldquo;There are numerous opportunities for young talented architects to use their skills to help rebuild our nation&rsquo;s communities,&rdquo; said AIA President Jeff Potter, FAIA. &ldquo;Yet, more and more young architects are leaving the profession because they cannot afford to remain; this brain-drain will have major implications for our communities and the construction industry in the years ahead.&rdquo;</p> <p> &ldquo;The AIA and AIAS are not asking for a ...</p> Toward A Vision — The Great Lakes Century Archinect 2012-03-28T14:12:00-04:00 >2012-03-29T01:41:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="161" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Great Lakes Century is a pro bono initiative of SOM's City Design Practice. We found dozens of important efforts to clean and protect the Lakes and the St. Lawrence, but no comprehensive vision for their entire ecosystem. So we did what we do: took a comprehensive look at the natural setting, how unenlightened human hands had messed it up, and then created a set of strategic principles &ndash; to begin a broad-based, bi-national dialogue (which we had never done before).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>