Archinect - News 2017-07-27T18:57:33-04:00 The top prize-winning architects of 2016 Justine Testado 2016-12-21T18:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-23T21:34:19-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Not a year goes by without&nbsp;one &mdash; or maybe 10 &mdash; of today's most reputable architects becoming the latest laureate of a prominent architecture award;&nbsp;not to mention the debate that normally ensues in the design community and beyond. Whether through practice,&nbsp;scholarly research, teaching, or expertly juggling all three,&nbsp;these architects have made their lasting mark.&nbsp;Here's Archinect and&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>'s 2016 list of the top prize-winning architects, in no particular order:</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Alejandro Aravena - Pritzker Prize</a></em></p><p>Not only was Alejandro Aravena the director of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2016 Venice Biennale</a>, he became the first Chilean architect and one of the youngest architects to win the Pritzker this past January. Reactions to Aravena's selection were generally positive, though also <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">conflicted</a>.</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><em><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paulo Mendes da Rocha</a></em></p><p>2016 was a golden year for&nbsp;Paulo Mendes da Rocha. In four months' time, the 2006 Pritzker laureate received three lifetime achievement awards:&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Venice Biennale Golden Lion</a>, the&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Praemium Imperiale Award</a>, and...</p> 2017 AIA Architecture Firm Award goes to SF-based Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-08T17:44:00-05:00 >2016-12-12T20:17:56-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The AIA Architecture Firm Award is the top honor a firm can receive from the AIA, in recognition of "a practice that consistently has produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years."&nbsp;Prior winners have included LMN Architects (2016), Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects (2013), Gensler (2000), Perkins &amp; Will (1999), and Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (1962).</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Rene Cazenave Apartments</em></p><p>In particular, the AIA highlighted work done by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects (LMSA) that addresses underserved populations and embraces universal design, including LMSA's Plaza Apartments in San Francisco (the city's first permanent housing for the formerly homeless, designed with Paulett Taggart Architects) and their Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley, a community center in honor of the Independent Living / Disabled Rights Movement.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Ed Roberts Campus</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Plaza Apartments</em></p><p>Since formed by principals&nbsp;William Leddy, FAIA, Marsha Maytum, FAIA, and Richard Stacy, FAIA,&nbsp;in 1983, LMSA has produced a rich variet...</p> Phyllis Lambert recognized with 2016 Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize Alexander Walter 2016-04-06T14:48:00-04:00 >2016-04-10T07:02:01-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="516" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Academy of Arts and Letters announced architect Phyllis Lambert as the 2016 recipient of the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize [...]. Dubbed as the "Joan of Architecture", Lambert is widely recognized for founding the Canadian Centre for Architecture and her role as Director of Planning for the iconic Seagram Building (which she commissioned Mies van der Rohe to design), among her other initiatives that advocate for architecture's cultural value.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More of&nbsp;Phyllis Lambert in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2015 Phyllis Lambert grantees Pelletier de Fontenay to expand on winning Insectarium Montreal proposal</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert named as 2014 Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Phyllis Lambert steps down from Canadian Centre for Architecture</a></li></ul> Frank Gehry is the first architect to be awarded the Harvard Arts Medal Alexander Walter 2016-02-05T14:42:00-05:00 >2016-02-11T21:23:36-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Frank Gehry has been named the recipient of the 2016 Harvard Arts Medal, which will be awarded by Harvard University President&nbsp;Drew Gilpin Faust&nbsp;at a ceremony on&nbsp;Thursday, April 28. The ceremony, presented by the Office for the Arts at Harvard and the Board of Overseers of Harvard College, will include a discussion with Gehry moderated by actor&nbsp;John Lithgow, who is host of the event. This marks the first time that the Harvard Arts Medal has been awarded to an architect.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related FOG stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry and Maya Lin find their ancestral roots on PBS</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Does Frank Gehry &ndash; or his firm &ndash; have what it takes to save the LA River?</a></li><li><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's critical round-up of LACMA's Frank Gehry exhibition</a></li></ul> Golden Lions for Armenian pavilion & American artist Adrian Piper at Venice Biennale Alexander Walter 2015-05-15T14:54:00-04:00 >2015-05-18T15:06:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Armenian pavilion at this year&rsquo;s Venice Biennale has won the Golden Lion for best national pavilion. The pavilion, Armenity, features a group exhibition by 18 diaspora Armenian artists and grandchildren of survivors of the Armenian genocide, who the jury praised for &ldquo;forming a pavilion based on a people in diaspora, each artist engaging their specific locality as well as their heritage&rdquo;. [...] American artist Adrian Piper was awarded Golden Lion for best artist.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago Justine Testado 2014-10-23T21:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T17:26:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="407" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a large evening benefit dinner at IIT College of Architecture's S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago last night, &Aacute;lvaro Siza and Herzog &amp; de Meuron were announced as the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Established by IIT architecture dean Wiel Arets and launched earlier this year with Phyllis Lambert and Dirk Denison, the MCHAP honors what is considered the best built works in the Americas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Siza received the MCHAP2000-2008 award for the Iber&ecirc; Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>For the MCHAP2009-2013 award, Herzog &amp; de Meuron won for their 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, Florida.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The MCHAP award also includes the MCHAP Chair at IIT College of Architecture for the following academic year, and a US$50,000 prize to support research and publication in contribution to "Rethinking Metropolis", the college's ongoing theme envisioned by Dean Arets.</p><p>Read more about the winning projects on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Maya Lin wins the 21st Annual $300K Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize Justine Testado 2014-10-14T19:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-21T23:24:31-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="866" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Iconic artist, designer, and environmentalist Maya Lin was announced as the recipient of the 21st Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize...Established in 1994 through the will of legendary actress Lillian Gish, the award recognizes highly accomplished artists who have pushed the boundaries of their respective art forms, contributed to social change, and are seen as a lasting inspiration for the next generation.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Gish Prize is regarded as one of the most prestigious honors bestowed to U.S. artists and has one of the largest cash awards, with this year's prize valued at US$300,000.</p><p>"Maya Lin has created a powerful and highly influential body of work within both art and architecture that includes large-scale site-specific installations, intimate studio artworks, architectural works and memorials. In her large-scale environmental artworks such as the recent <em>A Fold in the Field</em> (2013), <em>Storm King Wavefield </em>(2009) and the epoch-making <em>Vietnam Veterans&rsquo; Memorial</em>, she has consistently explored how we experience and relate to the landscape, setting up a systematic ordering of the land that is tied to history, time and language."</p><p>Find out more on <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> Reporting from Toronto: Li Xiaodong wins inaugural Moriyama RAIC International Prize for the Liyuan Library Terri Peters 2014-10-13T14:05:00-04:00 >2014-10-16T00:11:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed to inspire Canadian architects and raise the level of ambition in Canadian architectural culture, the inaugural <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Moriyama RAIC International Prize</a> of $100,000 CAD has been awarded to Liyuan Library, a dramatic and beautiful project in Jiaojiehe China. The building is a simply detailed, glazed volume screened by locally sourced wood twigs, set in a stunning rural landscape.&nbsp; Designed to make a big impact in its social context, the community-run facility is building its collection asking visitors to donate two books for each one they borrow. The award is for a &ldquo;single, transformative work of architecture&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The award was founded by esteemed Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama and this year&acute;s prize was judged by jurors Brian Mackay-Lyons, Patricia Patkau, Bing Thom, Maxime Alexis-Frappier, Barry Johns and Edward Cullinan.&nbsp; The submission guidelines were surprisingly open: any building, anywhere, any program, any size, by architects or designers.&nbsp; The main stipulation was tha...</p> Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize announces “Outstanding Projects” shortlist Alexander Walter 2014-06-25T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-06-25T19:19:03-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="448" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The who-is-who of international contemporary architecture makes up the gross of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize shortlist. Announced this week by Illinois Institute of Technology Architecture Dean Wiel Arets and MCHAP Director Dirk Denison, the 36 shortlisted projects &mdash; selected from the 225 MCHAP nominees throughout the American continent &mdash; are being recognized as "Outstanding Projects."</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2014 RIBA National Award Winners Alexander Walter 2014-06-23T19:45:00-04:00 >2014-06-30T22:51:24-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced the winners of the 2014 RIBA National Awards. With 44 buildings in the UK and 12 buildings elsewhere in the European Union, the selected projects will now have the chance to make the shortlist for the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize, awarded annually to the architects of the building that has made the greatest contribution to British architecture in the past year.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a small image selection of 2014 Award Winners:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: TNG Youth and Community Centre by RCKa. Photo: Jakob Spriestersbach</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: London Bridge Tower (The Shard) by Renzo Piano Building Workshop. Photo: Michel Denance</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>West Midlands: Library of Birmingham by Mecanoo. Photo: Mecanoo</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: London Aquatics Centre by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>European Union: The Blue Planet, Kastrup, Denmark by 3XN. Photo: Adamm Moerk</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>East: Britten-Pears Archive by Stanton Williams. Photo: Hufton + Crow</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Scotland: House no.7 by Denizen Works. Photo: David Barbour</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>European Union: Metrostation Kraaiennest, Amsterdam by Maccreanor Lavington. Photo: Luuk Kramer</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>London: Lens House by Alison Brooks Architects. Photo: Paul Riddle</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>European Union: Marseille Vieux Port by Foster + Partners. Photo: Nigel Young</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>South: Mary Rose Museum by Wilkinson Eyre with Pringle Brandon Perkins+Will. Photo: Richard Chivers</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Library and Learning Centre, Vienna by Zaha Hadid Architects. Photo: Roland Halbe</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>South East: ...</p> Dispatches from 5468796 Architecture's Table for Twelve | Mexico City Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-05-05T14:03:00-04:00 >2014-05-14T07:49:42-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="425" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Archinect is delighted to present&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796 Architecture</a>'s travelogue for their award-winning research project,&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Table for Twelve</em></a>. The Winnipeg-based firm received the 2013 Professional Prix de Rome in Architecture from the Canada Council for the Arts, awarded to emerging Canadian architects with outstanding artistic potential. The $50,000 prize is supporting the firm&rsquo;s worldwide travels to both strengthen their skills and expand their presence within the international architectural community.</p><p>5468796&rsquo;s&nbsp;<em>Table for Twelve</em><em>&nbsp;</em>is a series of dinner parties held at architectural epicenters around the world, in the hopes that picking the brains of local talent will help them identify the drivers behind a strong design culture. Archinect plays host to their global dispatches through this travel blog, updated upon each city&rsquo;s dinner.</p><p>From 5468796:</p><p><strong>MEXICO CITY | Dinner</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>THE TRIP</strong></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">5468796</a> Architecture&rsquo;s Jayne Miles reflects on the sixth installment of Table for 12, which took place as part of the larger <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">M...</a></p> 2014 BERKELEY PRIZE Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2014-04-21T17:27:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:50:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="675" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 16th annual international BERKELEY PRIZE competition were just announced. The 2014 challenge revolved around the topic: 'The Architect and the Healthful Environment.' 141 undergraduate architecture students from 28 countries responded to this year&rsquo;s call to describe examples of healthful and unhealthful environments in their respective cities and to compare them analytically.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> American Academy in Rome Announces the 2014-2015 Rome Prize Winners Alexander Walter 2014-04-14T15:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T15:18:27-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="373" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Academy in Rome has announced the winners of the 118th annual Rome Prize Competition at a festive ceremony in New York City.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Among many other fields, the two 2014-15 Rome Prize winners in the field of Architecture are:</p><ul><li><strong>Firat Erdim</strong> (Founders Rome Prize)</li><li><strong>Vincent L. Snyder </strong>(James R. Lamantia, Jr. Rome Prize)</li></ul> Raymond Moriyama and RAIC announce $100K Canadian prize for world's best building Justine Testado 2014-04-03T14:14:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T23:38:07-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="523" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>There's a new architecture prize in town and it's loaded. The <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Royal Architectural Institute of Canada</a> (RAIC) Foundation and distinguished Canadian architect Raymond Moriyama announced today the launch of the Moriyama RAIC International Prize, a biennial award for the best building or project in the world. Now one of the world's largest architectural prizes, it consists of CAD$100,000 and a sculpture designed by Canadian designer Wei Yew -- perhaps making it a potential rival to the prestigious Pritzker Prize.</p><p>Moriyama and RAIC established the award in effort to raise the international stature of RAIC and the work of Canadian architects. Moriyama first thought of the idea in 1976 while on a three-month walk in the footsteps of Buddha through India and Nepal.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The prize is open to any architect, firm, or collaboration in the world for an outstanding building or project. It may also be granted to a non-architect for an exceptional contribution to architecture. The winner will be selected ...</p> NYT Architecture Critic Michael Kimmelman to Receive the 2014 Brendan Gill Prize Archinect 2014-03-11T18:00:00-04:00 >2014-03-12T10:42:29-04:00 <img src="" width="530" height="357" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>MAS is proud to announce that Michael Kimmelman, architecture critic of The New York Times, has been named the winner of the 2014 Brendan Gill Prize. [...] The jury singled out Kimmelman&rsquo;s exceptional coverage of the challenges posed by an overstressed Penn Station, challenging New Yorkers and their regional neighbors to no longer settle for anything less than planning and design excellence that befits the busiest transportation hub in North America.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Quilian Riano of DSGN AGNC awarded a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise Archinect 2014-01-29T13:41:00-05:00 >2014-02-02T22:00:26-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Announcing good news is a splendid way to kick off a Wednesday morning: our respected friend, long-time Archinect contributor and founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">DSGN AGNC</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Quilian Riano</a>, has been named today as one of three winners of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2014 Vilcek Prizes</a> for Creative Promise in the Arts, this year focusing on design. Paired with a $35,000 cash prize, the annual awards recognize young immigrants who have had a significant impact on the American arts early in their career.</p><p>"We are delighted to recognize Quilian with a Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise," said Marica Vilcek, vice president of the Foundation. "His philosophical approach to urban planning and design addresses social justice needs and brings cohesion to the communities he works with."</p><p>In addition to Riano, Israeli-born material designer Neri Oxman was awarded the $100,000 Vilcek Prize. The other two Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise for Design were awarded to Iranian-born game designer Yasaman Hashemian and Togolese-born product designer Ma...</p> Lean Construction Institute named as 2013 Turner Prize recipient Justine Testado 2013-11-05T20:27:00-05:00 >2013-11-05T20:30:24-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="485" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The National Building Museum and Turner Construction Company recently announced Lean Construction Institute as the recipient of the 11th Henry C. Turner Prize for Innovation in Construction. The annual Turner Prize recognizes advances or high achievement in the process of construction.</p></em><br /><br /><p> To mark the occasion, LCI co-founder Greg Howell, executive director Dan Heinemeier, and board chair Victor Sanvido will discuss the benefits of lean construction in their presentation, "<a href="" target="_blank"><em>Faster, Better, Safer: Lean Design and Construction</em></a>" on Dec. 4.</p> Olafur Eliasson receives 2014 McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT Alexander Walter 2013-10-29T19:56:00-04:00 >2013-11-04T21:39:53-05:00 <img src="" width="650" height="754" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It's a good week for Olafur Eliasson: earlier today, we reported that the Rolex Arts Initiative had selected the Berlin-based artist as its Visual Arts mentor for 2014-2015, and now we found out that MIT's Council for the Arts will present him with the 2014, 40th anniversary Eugene McDermott Award in the Arts at MIT. The award includes an artist residency, pop-up exhibitions, a public lecture, and a $100,000 cash prize. MIT students will also get to work on Eliasson&rsquo;s Little Sun project.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of 2013 RIBA Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize Alexander Walter 2013-09-30T17:16:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:25:15-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="487" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Also presented with institute honors that night were two projects which represent the UK's most excellent small projects: the 2013 Manser Medal for the best new home went to Slip House by Carl Turner Architects, and the 2013 Stephen Lawrence Prize in recognition of fresh talent and smaller construction budgets went to Montpelier Community Nursery by AY Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously:</p> <ul><li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shortlist for the 2013 RIBA Manser Medal highlights the UK&rsquo;s best new homes</a></li> <li> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Six houses shortlisted for RIBA Stephen Lawrence Prize 2013</a></li> </ul> Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay wins 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T19:59:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay in Singapore by London-based Wilkinson Eyre Architects is the winner of the 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize for the best new international building. This is the second year running for Wilkinson Eyre, who also won the prize last year for Guangzhou International Finance Center in China.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlists Three International Buildings</a></p> <p> Also announced today: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 goes to Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 goes to Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects Alexander Walter 2013-09-26T18:48:00-04:00 >2013-09-30T17:27:59-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winner of the 2013 Stirling Prize was announced at a special ceremony in London tonight: Astley Castle, a groundbreaking modern holiday home inserted into the crumbling walls of an ancient moated castle, in Warwickshire, England by London-based Witherford Watson Mann Architects has won the coveted trophy for the best building of the year.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist</a></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="" title=""></p> Architectural historian Joseph Rykwert receives 2014 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-09-19T15:32:00-04:00 >2013-09-23T21:12:08-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="449" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects has announced celebrated architectural critic, historian and writer Joseph Rykwert as the recipient of the 2014 Royal Gold Medal.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> 2013 George Matsumoto Prize Recognizes Modernist Architecture in North Carolina Alexander Walter 2013-07-30T17:56:00-04:00 >2013-08-05T20:42:58-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="503" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The educational nonprofit archive North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH, formerly Triangle Modernist Houses) has published the 2013 winners of the George Matsumoto Prize which recognizes excellence in recent single-family Modernist residential design in North Carolina.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>&ldquo;These winners demonstrate to the public that Modernist design can be affordable, efficient, sustainable, and most importantly, a house to love for decades,&rdquo; Smart [</em><em>George Smart, NCMH Executive Director] </em><em>said. &ldquo;We want potential homeowners to realize that, by using an architect or designer, or by buying a Modernist house on the market, they can have a great home for the same budget as an ordinary house.&rdquo;</em></p> 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlists Three International Buildings Alexander Walter 2013-07-18T21:09:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T20:01:10-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="975" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Institute also announced the selection of the three best international buildings which will now be competing for this year's Lubetkin Prize. The final winner will be announced - together with the Stirling Prize winner - on September 26th by the RIBA in London.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also announced today: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE:</strong> <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Cooled Conservatories, Gardens by the Bay wins 2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize</a></p> 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize Shortlist Alexander Walter 2013-07-18T20:00:00-04:00 >2013-09-26T18:59:55-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="428" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Royal Institute of British Architects today announced the UK &amp; Ireland's six top projects shortlisted for the 2013 RIBA Stirling Prize. The selected buildings will now go head to head for the prestigious prize, and the winner will be announced on the evening of Thursday, September 26th in London at Central Saint Martins, King&rsquo;s Cross, designed by last year&rsquo;s RIBA Stirling Prize winner Stanton Williams.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Also announced today: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">2013 RIBA Lubetkin Prize Shortlists Three International Buildings</a></p> <p> <strong>UPDATE: </strong><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RIBA Stirling Prize 2013 goes to Astley Castle by Witherford Watson Mann Architects</a></p> ‘Bamboo Lakou’ Wins the Architectural Association’s 2013 Foster + Partners Prize Alexander Walter 2013-06-27T17:29:00-04:00 >2013-07-01T18:54:18-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="330" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>London's Architectural Association School of Architecture and Foster + Partners have announced the winner of the 2013 Foster + Partners Prize, presented annually to the AA diploma student whose portfolio best addresses the themes of sustainability and infrastructure. The recipient is selected jointly by the AA and Foster + Partners at the end of each academic year. This year&rsquo;s prize has been awarded to John Naylor, of Diploma Unit 16, for his project &lsquo;Bamboo Lakou&rsquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Gia Wolff wins $100,000 Wheelwright Prize Archinect 2013-05-17T18:46:00-04:00 >2013-05-21T19:12:53-04:00 <img src="" width="600" height="400" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Gia Wolff, Brooklyn-based architect, wins $100,000 travel grant for her proposal Floating City: The Community-Based Architecture of Parade Floats</p></em><br /><br /><p> <strong>Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design, is pleased to announce that Gia Wolff, an architect based in Brooklyn, New York, is the winner of the inaugural Wheelwright Prize, a $100,000 traveling fellowship dedicated to fostering new forms of architectural research informed by cross-cultural engagement.</strong></p> <p> The Wheelwright Prize jury&mdash;Mostafavi, Yung Ho Chang, Far&egrave;s el-Dahdah, K. Michael Hays, Farshid Moussavi, Zoe Ryan, and Jorge Silvetti&mdash;selected Gia Wolff from among 231 applicants from 45 countries, including Afghanistan, Brazil, Burkina Faso, China, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Iran, Nigeria, and Spain. Applicants were asked to submit portfolios along with a research proposal and travel itinerary, outlining an extended field investigation and its anticipated benefits for the field of architecture. &ldquo;The positive response to the Wheelwright Prize has been extraordinary,&rdquo; said Mostafavi. &ldquo;It is inspiring to see so many talented architects with clear agendas...</p> 2013 Berkeley Prize Winners Announced Alexander Walter 2013-04-24T16:38:00-04:00 >2013-04-24T16:45:22-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Winners of the 15th annual BERKELEY PRIZE competition have been announced. The 2013 prize program focuses on the topic: 'The Architect and the Accessible City.' 152 architecture students from 26 countries responded to this year&rsquo;s question: "Provide us with an overview of what is being done in your city to make it accessible to people who have physical disabilities. In your opinion as an architect, what more can be done?"</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> AIA Selects 2013 COTE Top Ten Green Projects Alexander Walter 2013-04-22T21:13:00-04:00 >2013-04-29T18:10:37-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="650" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The top ten examples of sustainable architecture and green design solutions have been selected by the American Institute of Architects and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) today. The COTE Top Ten Green Projects program, now in its 17th year, celebrates projects that are the result of a thoroughly integrated approach to architecture, natural systems, and technology.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> American Academy of Arts and Letters Unveils 2013 Architecture Award Winners Alexander Walter 2013-04-22T19:20:00-04:00 >2013-04-23T14:53:53-04:00 <img src="" width="650" height="511" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its 2013 architecture awards. Spanish architect Alberto Campo Baeza was awarded the Arnold W. Brunner Memorial Prize in Architecture in recognition of significant contributions to architecture as an art. American architects Teddy Cruz, Thomas Phifer, Barry Bergdoll, and Sanford Kwinter each won the academy's Arts and Letters Awards in Architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>