Archinect - News 2015-10-07T06:30:07-04:00 Gensler brings ‘hackable’ buildings to the real estate market Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-10T15:26:00-04:00 >2014-03-10T15:26:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gensler recently began a research project focused on Los Angeles and D.C., &ldquo;Hackable Buildings &ndash; Hackable Cities,&rdquo; exploring how building owners can adapt their properties to meet changing demand. &ldquo;It really started with some research that we were doing on the evolution of office buildings,&rdquo; said Raffael Scasserra, a Gensler principal. &ldquo;What we were looking at is what is that evolution like? What is it transforming to and what are buildings going to be?&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture Justine Testado 2014-02-27T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-11-26T13:51:47-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded. Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park</strong></p><p><strong>Advocacy Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Peavey Plaza&nbsp; </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit</strong>: <strong>The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church)&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Stillman and Huvelle Houses, Litchfield, CT</strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Survey Citation of Merit: North Carolina Modernist Houses, Inc. </strong><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Find more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Brad Pitt’s foundation to help redevelop Bancroft School Archinect 2012-02-21T14:31:00-05:00 >2012-02-26T13:16:49-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="337" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A bond forged in storm-ravaged New Orleans between actor Brad Pitt and a local architecture firm is bearing fruit in Kansas City &mdash; and may show the path forward to reusing dozens of empty schools. The long-closed Bancroft School at 4300 Tracy Ave. will be renovated into affordable apartments and a community center with the aid of the Make It Right Foundation founded by Pitt...</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>