Archinect - News 2015-01-29T07:21:02-05:00 New petition urges to utilize open architectural competitions for the design of Federal buildings Alexander Walter 2014-02-26T13:13:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T20:00:45-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="102" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>43 signatures down, only 99,957 more to go&nbsp;&mdash; Archinect senior contributor <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">John Jourden</a> brought to our attention a new <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">online petition at</a>, which urges the administration to award the design of new Federal building projects utilizing open architectural competitions.</p><p>The initiative has now until March 26 to reach its goal of 100,000 signatures to be considered for an earnest review.</p><p>Here's the petition text in full:</p><p>"The United States offers the best architectural education available in the world but has not engaged its young designer base in creating the vision for the future of America's built environment. American architecture programs as a leader in design education, technological innovation, and sustainability attracts students from all over the world yet the United States does not invite any input from its young designer base as is commonly done in many European countries. Young American designers truly represent an untapped resource for a new vision of the United Sta...</p> Angelenos: save the historic Figueroa-Riverside Bridge and preserve it for future park use Archinect 2013-10-28T17:45:00-04:00 >2013-10-28T17:45:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The communities and neighborhoods along the LA River in the Northeast of Los Angeles have traditionally had poor access to parks and open space. The Riverside Bridge is an opportunity to immediately transform the bridge span into a park to enjoy recreationally and to connect the Glassell Park and Cypress Park communities to the Greater Los Angeles area. It is also an opportunity for extending the LA River Greenway Trail to Downtown Los Angeles and to Pasadena for bicyclists and pedestrians.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Petition to block the demolition of the State Savings Bank in Detroit Archinect 2013-08-07T13:30:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:39:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>According to Preservation Detroit, "The City of Detroit Historic District Commission has received a petition to demolish the State Savings Bank. The petition is subject to a public hearing, which is scheduled for the next Historic District Commission meeting on Wednesday, August 14."</p></em><br /><br /><p> Samantha Farr, an Urban Planning Graduate Student at University of Michigan, has started a petition to block the plans by Andreas Apostolopoulos, CEO of Triple Properties, to demolish the historic Beaux-Arts-Style State Savings Bank in Detroit, to make room for a parking structure. Triple Properties purchased the building in 2012.</p> Robert Stern refuses to sign petition for Pritzker to grant joint prize to Denise Scott Brown Archinect 2013-04-18T14:25:00-04:00 >2013-04-21T00:49:29-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Robert A. M. Stern, the dean of Yale&rsquo;s Architecture School, said he declined to sign the petition because he objected to its use of the word &ldquo;demand,&rdquo; but that he backed it in principle. &ldquo;It would be wonderful for the Pritzker committee to review the situation and to offer her the prize,&rdquo; Mr. Stern said. &ldquo;The nature of the collaboration was so intense on every level.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html>