Archinect - News 2015-03-31T01:31:32-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123753552/one-week-left-to-register-for-the-field-constructs-design-competition One week left to register for the Field Constructs Design Competition! Justine Testado 2015-03-25T18:24:00-04:00 >2015-03-25T18:25:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ee/ees7i9cfrgjg0uqg.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Yearning for the chance to design a public installation? Register now for the <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> before the final submission deadline on <strong>April 1, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>The international open competition is currently accepting proposals for a temporary outdoor installation that will be exhibited at the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas during a week-long program of creative community events in November. All emerging architects, landscape architects, designers, and artists are invited to compete! Registration is now $80.</p><p>Plus, there will be more than one winning proposal. The jury will select 5-8 entries to be realized. Winners to be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be recognized during a public reception.</p><p>The jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabert, Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York</li><li>John Grade, Artist, Seattle</li><li>Virgin...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/119814673/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-15 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-02T14:48:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:42:33-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6w/6wg06m53mkhb6obq.jpg" width="514" height="1156" 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 lecture poster comes from the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture.</p><p>Unless noted, all lectures begin at 5:00 pm in Goldsmith Hall 3.120.<em> </em>Listed below are upcoming lectures.</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br><strong>Gordon Price </strong>/ Simon Fraser University - Vancouver, Canada</p><p><em>Mar 2</em><br><strong>Luis Carranza &amp; Fernando Lara</strong> / Roger Williams University and The University of Texas at Austin</p><p><em>Mar 9</em><br><strong>Antoine Picon</strong> / Harvard University - Cambridge, Massachusetts</p><p><em>Mar11</em><br><strong>Cecilia Puga</strong>, Architect - Santiago, Chile</p><p><em>Mar 12</em><br><strong>Francisco L&oacute;pez</strong> / ICOMOS - Mexico City, Mexico</p><p><em>Apr 1</em><br><strong>Andr&eacute;s Gaviria </strong>/ Pontificia Universidad - Javeriana Bogot&aacute;, Colombia</p><p><em>Apr 8</em><br><strong>Marion Weiss &amp; Michael Manfredi </strong>/ Weiss/Manfredi - New York City,...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/119601304/register-now-for-the-field-constructs-installation-competition-in-austin-tx Register now for the Field Constructs installation competition in Austin, TX Justine Testado 2015-01-30T20:50:00-05:00 >2015-02-12T18:48:07-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pf/pf3wz37znaqftsv7.jpg" width="514" height="578" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The international <a href="http://fieldconstructs.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Field Constructs Design Competition</a> is currently open to all emerging architects, designers, landscape architects, and artists for temporary installation proposals for the Circle Acres Nature Preserve in Austin, Texas. If you haven't registered yet, now's the chance: the early-bird deadline is <strong>February 15</strong>.</p><p>The FCDC jury will select 5-8 proposals to be realized and then publicly exhibited at the nature preserve during a week-long series of creative community events in November. Aside being innovative, proposals should also be engaging minimal-impact outdoor installations that reflect the cultural and natural characteristics unique to the evolving city of Austin.</p><p>All submissions are due on <strong>April 1, 11:59 p.m. EST</strong>.</p><p>Winners will be announced on June 1. They'll receive a US$5,000 reimbursable budget to build their proposals. Authors of the winning proposals will be honored during a public reception.</p><p>FCDC Jury:</p><ul><li>Benjamin Ball, Ball-Nogues Studio, Los Angeles</li><li>Eva Franch i Gilabe...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/107710030/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-08-29T13:08:00-04:00 >2014-08-29T13:56:35-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3y4clhv5nrf6r1gw.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Lectures begin at 5 p.m. in Goldsmith Hall, Room 3.120. Exhibitions are located in Goldsmith Mebane Gallery, open M-F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., unless noted.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept 3</em><br>Lance Hosey / RTKL - Washington, D.C.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct 1</em><br>Joeb Moore / Joeb Moore + Partners - Greenwich, CT</p><p><em>Oct 8</em><br>Alice Kimm &amp; John Friedman / John Friedman Alice Kimm Architects - Los Angeles, CA</p><p><em>Oct 15</em><br>Lisa Heschong / Heschong Mahone Group - Sacramento, CA</p><p><em>Oct 22</em><br>Wendell Burnette / Wendell Bur...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97099882/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-spring-14 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin, Spring '14 Justine Testado 2014-04-02T13:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-02T18:44:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gt/gt7u1949lsbboh01.jpg" width="514" height="374" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/384806/2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2014</a></strong></p><p>Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em> is up and running again for the Winter/Spring '14 term! As a refresher from our <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fall 2013 guide</a>, every week we'll feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current season. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Today's Spring '14 lecture poster comes from the University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming lectures only. Unless noted, lectures take place at 5 pm in Goldsmith Hall 3.120, located at 22nd and Guadalup, Austin, TX.</p><p><em>April 3-4</em><br><strong>Latitudes: A Symposium on the Architecture of the Americas</strong><br><strong>Betsy Williamson</strong> / Williamson Chong architects, Toronto, Canada<br><strong>Joeb Moore</strong> / Joeb Moore &amp; Partners LLC, Greenwich, USA<br><strong>Joshua Aidlin</strong> / Aidlin Darling Design, San F...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97026686/should-cities-reject-bad-transit-until-something-better-comes-along Should Cities Reject Bad Transit Until Something Better Comes Along? Alexander Walter 2014-04-01T14:07:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:12:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0e/0e5dd1a703650ef7c5f3030e58460340.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In city after city, U.S. transit advocates face a similar problem: What to do with bad, or at least less-than-perfect, public transportation proposals? Big transit projects don&rsquo;t come around every day, and rejecting a proposal, perhaps one with support in high places, in the hopes that something better will come along can leave you with nothing.</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/83797259/get-lectured-university-of-texas-at-austin-fall-13 Get Lectured: University of Texas at Austin Fall '13 Justine Testado 2013-10-10T12:04:00-04:00 >2013-10-11T17:45:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/en/engcqur0v7557024.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/329751/fall-2013-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2013</strong></a></p> <p> <br> Here on Archinect we recently launched "Get Lectured", where we'll feature a school's lecture series--along with their snazzy posters--for the current season. Check back regularly to stay up-to-date and mark your calendars for any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p> Thursday's lecture series comes from The University of Texas at Austin, School of Architecture.</p> <p> <em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p> <p> Lecture events are at <strong>5:00 pm</strong> in <strong>Goldsmith Hall 3.120</strong>.<br> Goldsmith Hall is located at 22nd and Guadalupe, Austin, TX.</p> <p> Exhibitions are held in the&nbsp;<strong>Goldsmith Mebane Gallery</strong>,&nbsp;Mon-Fri, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.<br> Events are subject to change.</p> <p> <strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>September 11</strong></em><br><strong>David Garcia</strong> / MAP Architects</p> <p> <strong><em>September 16</em><br> K. Michael Hays</strong> / Harvard University</p> <p> <strong><em>September 30</em><br> Elihu Rubin</strong> / Yale University</p> <p> <br><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p> <p> <em><strong>October 1-2</strong></em><br> Symposium:<br><strong>Energy ...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65115955/editor-s-picks-297 Editor's Picks #297 Nam Henderson 2013-01-09T12:48:00-05:00 >2013-01-09T13:54:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v0/v0i88n6w2762uxwk.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Alison Cuddy of WBEZ 91.5 reported that the Save Prentice Coalition has made the case that re-using the former Prentice Hospital could mean more money, jobs...curtkram was puzzled "hmm. i used to live on the north side of chicago and i don't recall ever seeing this building. anyway, aside from preserving this building because of it's characteristic of a historic style, or because some particularly important person thinks it looks cool, there is a good argument for sustainability".</p></em><br /><br /><p> Archinect finished reflecting back on the 2012 most trafficked pages in Archinect's diverse online ecosystem, with a list of 12 top 12 lists for '12. As always, they listing the most popular pages from across the site, based exclusively on visits by unique page-views. We completed the look-back by publishing the; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547438/archinect-s-top-12-blogs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Blogs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547437/archinect-s-top-12-blog-posts-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Blog Posts for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64547440/archinect-s-top-12-live-blogs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Live Blogs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64544628/archinect-s-top-12-projects-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Projects for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64680632/archinect-s-top-12-firm-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Firm Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64679925/archinect-s-top-12-people-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 People Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64679217/archinect-s-top-12-school-profiles-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 School Profiles for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64546035/archinect-s-top-12-jobs-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Jobs for '12</a>, <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64691192/archinect-s-top-12-competitions-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Competitions for '12</a> and finally the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/64544627/archinect-s-top-12-discussions-for-12" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Top 12 Discussions for '12</a>.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s2/s2c5dyh8d3wlwpj4.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <strong>News</strong><a href="http://www.wbez.org/blogs/alison-cuddy/2013-01/preservationists-re-using-former-prentice-hospital-could-mean-more-money" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><br> Alison Cuddy of WBEZ 91.5 reported that the Save Prentice Coalition has made the case that re-using the former Prentice Hospital could mean more money, jobs</a>. The reuse alternatives for the Bertrand Goldberg-designed Prentice Hospital were unveiled at a press conference on January 3, 2013. You can view the presentation here (<a href="http://saveprentice2013.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/reuse-alternative-press-event-presentation.pdf%20%20%20%20%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PDF file</a>).</p> <p> <strong>mantaray</strong> corrected Thayer-D "<em>First of all,...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/64684861/my-beautiful-city My Beautiful City Places Journal 2013-01-02T15:33:00-05:00 >2013-01-07T18:22:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u8/u8jbx1lui5bqsx1d.jpg" width="514" height="577" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects think people aren&rsquo;t interested in buildings anymore, and don&rsquo;t look at them, and consequently don&rsquo;t &mdash; can't &mdash; appreciate what architects really want to do, which is make fetishized constructions to sit on the landscape like mechanical praying mantids, which will make people look at them some more.</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Places, architect David Heymann writes about a heartbreaking house commission outside Austin &mdash; the kind of larger-than-life story that could only happen in Texas.</p> <p> The feature includes an audio recording of the author reading his work.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/62476686/winner-of-austin-s-waller-creek-design-competition Winner of Austin’s Waller Creek Design Competition Alexander Walter 2012-11-30T18:39:00-05:00 >2012-12-07T09:13:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/51/51ui6pydtrb37vll.jpg" width="514" height="239" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The multidisciplinary design team led by Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates and Thomas Phifer &amp; Associates was recently named winner of Design Waller Creek: A Competition. Organized by the Austin, TX-based Waller Creek Conservancy, this international design competition called for ideas to revitalize a 7-mile stretch of Waller Creek, a neglected Austin urban ecosystem, and thus turning a "currently fragmented and undervalued section of the city into a vibrant, livable, and workable district."</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/10021166/ut-architecture-students-design-school-in-africa UT architecture students design school in Africa Alexander Walter 2011-06-15T15:08:48-04:00 >2011-06-15T15:14:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gv/gvizap51tf092y7w.jpg" width="200" height="86" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a collaborative effort, the University&rsquo;s School of Architecture and the nonprofit organization Africa&rsquo;s Promise Village are working together to build a school for the Maasai people in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania. After a trip to East Africa in September, Donna Gunn, executive director of the nonprofit, said she was moved by the plight of the many children who live in poverty.</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>