Archinect - News 2016-02-08T22:13:16-05:00 Plans reworked for new Kent State architecture college Alexander Walter 2014-01-17T14:22:00-05:00 >2014-01-20T18:03:32-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="231" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects, developers, consultants and university officials shared updates on the building's design at a public presentation Thursday at Cartwright Hall where planners announced the building will now comprise four step-like floors instead of five. [...] The changes have been made in the name of efficiency and cost-effectiveness, said Michael Manfredi of the WEISS/MANFREDI firm that won a competitive search to be the $40 million college's lead designer.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KSU picks Weiss/Manfredi's "Design Loft" concept for its new $40 million architecture school building</a></p> KSU picks Weiss/Manfredi's "Design Loft" concept for its new $40 million architecture school building Archinect 2013-04-02T18:30:00-04:00 >2013-04-06T13:35:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Kent State University has chosen a glassy, light-filled design concept by the firm of Weiss/Manfredi from New York for its $40 million new building for the College of Architecture and Environmental Design. Richard L. Bowen &amp; Associates of Cleveland will be the &ldquo;architect of record&rdquo; for the project.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Four teams unveil concepts in competition to design $40 million architecture school at KSU</a></p> Weiss/Manfredi's BBG visitor's center in the WSJ Barry Lehrman 2012-05-16T15:55:00-04:00 >2012-05-20T01:53:39-04:00 <img src="" width="262" height="394" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, entering its second century, is hardly a novice at branding, but at the new Visitor Center it is exercised with comprehensive aplomb. &hellip; the green roof is no small engineering feat. With a pitch of up to 27 degrees, it requires complicated networks of special soils held in place with cleats and geo-nets involving drip irrigation systems woven into capillary fabrics, and other impressive techniques with specialized vocabularies known only to au courant gardeners&hellip;</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Wall Street Journal embraces eco-technical gardening while finding a way to point out traditional marriage.</p> Big Name Semi-Finalists for the St. Petersburg Pier Design Competition Phillip Crosby 2011-07-30T10:35:00-04:00 >2012-10-01T17:55:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="201" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Six New York City firms were selected, including BIG, which Saitowitz said had designs of past projects that were "jaw dropping."</p></em><br /><br /><p> On Friday, a five-member panel narrowed down a list of 23 firms and teams competing to design a new $50 million Pier to nine semifinalists. They are:</p> <ul><li> West 8 Urban Design, New York City</li> <li> Michael Maltzan Architecture, Los Angeles</li> <li> BIG, New York City</li> <li> James Corner Field Operations, New York City</li> <li> HOK, Tampa</li> <li> Frederic Schwartz, New York City</li> <li> Weiss/Manfredi Architectural/Landscape/Urbanism, NYC</li> <li> Farshid Moussavi Architecture, London</li> <li> !melk Urban Design, NYC</li> </ul>