Archinect - News 2014-04-20T14:54:47-04:00 In Atlanta, Two Stadiums Collide With Dreams of a New Downtown Alexander Walter 2014-02-21T14:45:00-05:00 >2014-02-24T18:35:09-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Over the next few years, two professional sports teams are in a position to radically reshape much of the fringe of Atlanta's downtown core. [...] Neither stadium deal has been the public relations coup that Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed surely hoped for. [...] There's an inherent messiness to these dual, competing narratives &ndash; one of downtown reinvestment, the other a triumph of the suburbs.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Will Zappos turn downtown Las Vegas into the next Silicon Valley? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-21T13:28:00-05:00 >2014-01-27T19:28:39-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Late in 2011, [Zappos CEO] Hsieh became even more legendary by announcing almost larkishly that he&rsquo;d be leading a $350 million effort to rejuvenate a blighted stretch of Las Vegas&rsquo; downtown [&hellip;] His plan was to spend much of his own personal fortune to transform this lifeless area about a mile north of the neon blitz of the Strip into an entrepreneurial tech nirvana. [...] Doubters have no place in the ecosystem. Pragmatists stand little chance. A love of hyperbole prevails.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Five Teams Shortlisted in Syracuse’s “Movement on Main” Competition Alexander Walter 2013-01-09T15:11:00-05:00 >2013-01-14T20:19:12-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five design teams have been named to receive $15,000 grants to revitalize Syracuse's Near Westside neighborhood as part of the "Movement on Main: Designing the Healthy Main Street" competition. The initiative, sponsored by Syracuse University, plans to redesign the area around Wyoming Street to once again make it an important agent of the community's social and recreational life.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;Three teams were chosen from the submissions in the first round of the competition:</p> <ul><li> Coen + Partners, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN)</li> <li> Stoss Landscape Urbanism (Boston, MA) with H&ouml;weler + Yoon Architecture, LLP, Nitsch Engineering, Inc., and Dr. Angie Cradock, Sc. D.</li> <li> King and King Architects (Syracuse, NY) with Urban Movement Design and The Alchemical Nursery</li> </ul><p> Two teams had previously been invited as preselected participants:</p> <ul><li> Marpillero Pollak Architects (New York, NY) with Arup, Consulting Engineers, Nelson Byrd Woltz Landscape Architects, and HealthxDesign</li> <li> peg office of landscape + architecture (Philadelphia, PA) with Sp(a)de Architecture and Barton &amp; Loguidice, P.C. Engineering</li> </ul>