Archinect - News 2014-04-23T10:00:55-04:00 In New Sandy Hook School, Newtown Plays Design Role Alexander Walter 2014-03-20T14:11:00-04:00 >2014-03-27T03:13:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The school will be in the woods, away from the parking lot. It will feature a long, curving corridor that the architect likens to arms embracing students as they enter. [...] The architects the town chose, Svigals + Partners, a 30-person firm based in New Haven, had only a half-dozen elementary schools in its portfolio, far fewer than bigger competitors for the commission. It was known as well for designing laboratories for Yale and high-end houses for celebrities</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> At Boston Latin School, urban planning 101 from the pros Archinect 2014-02-25T15:38:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:00:41-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Wendy Holm, the Boston Latin teacher who has incorporated Urban Plan into her economics courses, said it combines basic concepts she has taught her students with something very close to a real-world context. &ldquo;One of the goals that the Urban Land Institute has is that kids come out of this experience and through it have this broader view, then, of this kind of experience and take it into their adult life,&rdquo; said Holm.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Bummer: NY Fed Reserve reports high unemployment rates for recent architecture grads Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-01-06T18:34:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T20:24:46-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The New York Federal Reserve&rsquo;s latest research report discusses a number of difficulties facing recent college graduates, including unemployment. [...] After dividing the pool into 13 different undergraduate majors, and using data from 2009 to 2011, some academic pursuits proved likelier to land graduates a job. [...] For instance, the unemployment rate for architecture and construction majors was 8%, likely related to the fate of housing-related sectors following the housing bust.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design anthony dong 2013-12-30T13:57:00-05:00 >2014-01-06T19:30:04-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="376" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>While the projects had wildly different end products, they both had a similar starting point: focusing on how to ease people&rsquo;s lives. And that is a central lesson at the school, which is pushing students to rethink the boundaries for many industries. At the heart of the school&rsquo;s courses is developing what David Kelley, one of the school&rsquo;s founders, calls an empathy muscle.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners wins LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences competition Justine Testado 2013-11-19T15:46:00-05:00 >2013-11-19T17:55:20-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners has just been revealed as the winner of the RIBA and London School of Economics competition to design the LSE's New Global Centre for Social Sciences. Rogers Stirk Harbour won the &pound;90 million (US$145M) project against finalists OMA (The Netherlands); Grafton Architects (Ireland); Heneghan Peng (Ireland); and Hopkins Architects (UK).</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can you guess the 5 finalist teams of the LSE Global Centre for Social Sciences Competition?</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> <em>Images courtesy of RIBA - LSE New Global Centre for Social Sciences competition.</em></p> AGi architects wins in two categories for 2013 Middle East Architect Awards Justine Testado 2013-11-14T19:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-14T19:05:55-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>AGi architects enjoyed yet another lucky year in the 2013 Middle East Architect Awards recently held in Dubai. In addition to being shortlisted in five categories, the Spanish-Kuwaiti firm won two awards for The Star House and the BBS Pre-School, both in Kuwait. The Star House received Residential Project of the Year &mdash; making it the second year in a row that AGi won in the category &mdash; while the BBS Pre-School was named Institutional &amp; Cultural Project of the Year.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Now Accepting Applications: One of the Only NAAB-Accredited M.Arch Programs Online! Sponsor 2013-11-13T11:02:00-05:00 >2013-11-13T12:12:53-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lawrence Technological University</a>:</em></p> <p> <strong>Lawrence Technological University is now accepting applications for its online Master of Architecture program.</strong></p> <p> Provided by one of the oldest and largest schools of architecture in the country, LTU&rsquo;s M.Arch&nbsp; degree is built with practicing industry professionals in mind. LTU&rsquo;s flexible online coursework represents a unique opportunity for those looking to round out their existing portfolio with more&nbsp; formal academic training &ndash; all while building the qualifications necessary to sit for the NCARB exam.</p> <p> <strong>Program At-a-Glance:</strong></p> <ul><li> One of the few online programs accredited by NAAB</li> <li> Can be completed in as little as 15 months</li> <li> Flexible structure attractive for working professionals</li> <li> Competitively priced</li> </ul><p> Our application deadline is quickly approaching, but there&rsquo;s still time.</p> <p> Learn more by clicking <a href=";r=internal-archinect&amp;tag=campaign%7C%7C%20%20oct13&amp;utm_medium=sponsorednews&amp;utm_source=archinect&amp;utm_campaign=oct13" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>!</p> Five Projects receive the AIA’s 2013 Educational Facility Design Excellence Award Justine Testado 2013-08-23T13:16:00-04:00 >2013-09-20T09:41:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Committee on Architecture for Education (CAE) of The American Institute of Architects honored five educational and cultural projects for the CAE Educational Facility Design Excellence Award on Aug. 7. The Educational Facility Design Awards jury selected the projects they perceived as exemplary learning spaces that further the client's educational programs and goals as well as exhibiting outstanding architectural design.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Behnisch Architekten Completes John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore Justine Testado 2013-08-08T18:13:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T11:55:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="544" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Behnisch Architekten, in collaboration with Ayers Saint Gross, completed the John and Frances Angelos Law Center for the University of Baltimore this past April. The structure began construction in 2009 after the firm, which was developed under the leadership of G&uuml;nter Behnisch's son Stefan, won first place in the university's international design competition back in 2008.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> VERSTAS Architects’ Saunalahti School Exemplifies Finnish School Architecture Alexander Walter 2013-07-24T19:07:00-04:00 >2013-07-25T02:18:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Helsinki-based VERSTAS Architects has shared with us the beautiful Saunalahti Comprehensive School project in Espoo, Finland's second largest city. The school building, completed last fall, was the result of an open architecture competition in 2007 which VERSTAS Architects won.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>At the core of the design process for Saunalahti School stood the question of, primarily, how the physical school environment effects the learning results, and secondly, if a school building could also serve the larger audience as well. &ndash; Crucial thoughts considering the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">continuously highest ranking</a> of Finnish education in international comparison.</em></p> 3XN to Design University Building in Stuttgart, Germany Alexander Walter 2013-07-10T16:21:00-04:00 >2013-08-07T09:06:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="507" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] the Danish architects have been announced winners of the invited competition for a new building for German university Duale Hochschule Baden-W&uuml;rttemberg in Stuttgart. A total of 25 companies were invited to compete, more than 130 had applied for prequalification.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ‘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="514" height="261" 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> BIG’s Marknagil Education Center Breaks Ground on Faroe Islands Alexander Walter 2013-04-18T21:31:00-04:00 >2013-04-22T18:27:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>It seems to be big groundbreaking week for Danish firms right now: yesterday we reported about schmidt hammer lassen architects kicking off construction of their enormous International Criminal Court campus in The Hague, The Netherlands, and now we're also hearing of BIG breaking ground on the Marknagil Education Center&mdash;soon to become the biggest building on the Faroe Islands.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <em>Together with local architects Fuglark and a team of consultants, BIG had won the competition for the 19,200 sqm / 206,667 sq ft educational facility back in 2009.</em></p> The Stern-designed Kohler Environmental Center forces students to work with their zero-energy building Archinect 2013-03-20T17:53:00-04:00 >2013-03-25T20:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The students were tapped in determining whether to invest in one or two clothes dryers. Would they use drying racks to eliminate the second dryer? Would they give up hair dryers? Would they wear sweaters in winter to permit an energy-saving thermostat setting of 67 degrees? &ldquo;We don&rsquo;t tell students that certain behaviors are unacceptable,&rdquo; said Joseph Scanio, one of the center&rsquo;s two live-in teachers. &ldquo;We discuss things. We make it easy to be intentional about the choices you make.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Sky is far from limit in NASA architecture project Archinect 2013-02-26T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-03-06T20:33:27-05:00 <img src="" width="507" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A new partnership with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration brings an out-of-this-world opportunity for Cal Poly Pomona architecture students. Over the past months, students have been constructing a massive 30 foot structure in the parking lot of the Interim Design Center. [...] The scenario given by NASA was to build a vertical habitat facility for four astronauts that can go into deep space for 60 days.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen Wins Purchase in Aurinkokivi School Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-21T20:43:00-05:00 >2013-02-27T05:20:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="271" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Helsinki-based duo Architects Rudanko + Kankkunen has sent us their entry in the architectural competition for a future school concept in Vantaa, Finland. The design proposal for Vantaa's Aurinkokivi area was awarded a purchase prize for its inspiring architecture and child-friendly spaces.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> ‘Fields of Knowledge’ by ShaGa Studio + Auerbach Halevy Architects + Ori Rittenberg (Rotem) Alexander Walter 2013-02-20T19:50:00-05:00 >2013-10-14T12:49:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Amsterdam-based firm SHaGa Studio and Israeli design partners Auerbach Halevy Architects [UPDATE: and Ori Rittenberg (Rotem)] have sent us 'Fields of Knowledge,' a design collaboration for a new sustainable education campus in Ramat Efal, Israel. In the competition for the design and construction of the innovative campus, the proposal was shortlisted from over 50 entries and awarded the second prize.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Results of tur(i)ntogreen International Student Design Competition Alexander Walter 2013-02-12T14:09:00-05:00 >2013-02-13T18:24:48-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="307" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the tur(i)ntogreen international design competition were recently announced in Turin, Italy. Organized by the Research and Documentation Center in Technology, Architecture and City in Developing Countries at the Politecnico di Torino, the competition had invited university students [...] to develop new multidisciplinary solutions for a sustainable and inclusive city reflecting on new forms of urban management and regeneration through agro - housing and urban - farming models.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Crete Innovative Bioclimatic European School Complex - 2nd Place Entry Alexander Walter 2013-01-30T14:42:00-05:00 >2013-02-04T20:12:38-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this month, we published the 3rd place-winning entry in the international architectural competition, Innovative Bioclimatic European School complex in Crete, Greece - SEEH (School of European Education in Heraklion). Here is now also the winner of the 2nd place by Greek architects Platon Issaias, Theodossis Issaias, Costandis Kizis, and Alexandra Vougia.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Crete Innovative Bioclimatic European School Complex - 3rd Place Entry by ATELIER3AM Alexander Walter 2013-01-08T13:43:00-05:00 >2013-01-08T15:45:23-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Toronto-based firm ATELIER3AM is sharing us their third place-winning entry for the international architectural competition, Innovative Bioclimatic European School complex in Crete, Greece - SEEH (School of European Education in Heraklion).</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> NJIT architecture students to design first ever Habitat for Humanity homes in East Orange Archinect 2012-12-18T15:21:00-05:00 >2012-12-26T11:06:58-05:00 <img src="" width="380" height="285" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>What does it take to build a livable home for under $100 per square foot? For a group of architecture students at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, that question was answered in a semester-long project that ended last week. The project culminated with two students winning top honors among their classmates by having their projects selected for construction by Habitat for Humanity.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Winners of the 2012 RIBA President’s Medals Student Awards Archinect 2012-12-06T16:36:00-05:00 >2012-12-10T18:50:42-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the 2012 RIBA President&rsquo;s Medals were announced this week at a special ceremony at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London. Dating back to 1836, the prestigious RIBA President's Medals reward talent and excellence in the study of architecture.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Inauguration of schmidt hammer lassen’s IBC Innovation Factory Alexander Walter 2012-12-06T14:09:00-05:00 >2013-01-17T10:16:05-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="312" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>schmidt hammer lassen architects just completed another building in Kolding, Denmark: The International Business College (IBC) Innovation Factory was officially inaugurated yesterday by the Prince Consort of Denmark. The 12,800 m2 (137,780 sq ft) educational building has gone through a total refurbishment and is designed to support new ways of learning.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> UCLA launches new IDEAS Platform with Frank Gehry, Greg Lynn and Thom Mayne headlining Archinect 2012-11-19T14:55:00-05:00 >2013-04-09T11:30:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="353" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> UCLA A.UD today launched the new IDEAS platform to encourage research collaboration between school and industry. Following is the official announcement:</p> <p> UCLA Architecture and Urban Design (A.UD) today announced the launch of IDEAS, a new platform for cross-disciplinary research collaborations among students, faculty, industry and other partners that will radically question, challenge and expand the current parameters of architecture practice. As part of this initiative, the department has added a new Los Angeles satellite location and significantly expanded its master's of architecture program, which will now feature studio courses taught by several of the biggest luminaries in the field &mdash; Thom Mayne, Greg Lynn and Frank Gehry, with Gehry Partners and Gehry Technologies.</p> <p> The revamped, self-supported Master of Architecture II program, which will continue to be known as SUPRASTUDIO, has been expanded threefold, from 15 to 45 students, for the 2013&ndash;14 academic year. During these ...</p> Phantom Geometry, Winner of the SCI-Arc Gehry Prize 2012 Alexander Walter 2012-10-23T17:09:00-04:00 >2012-10-29T23:48:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Husband-and-wife team, and 2012 SCI-Arc graduates, Liz and Kyle von Hasseln are the recipients of the inaugural Gehry Prize. The couple was recently presented with the prize for their outstanding masters thesis Phantom Geometry, a unique 3D printing method developed in the SCI-Arc Robot House with advisers Devyn Weiser and Peter Testa. This summer, the school had received a $100,000 gift from architect and SCI-Arc trustee Frank Gehry for the establishment of the institute's annual Gehry Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Previously in the Archinect News: <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Frank Gehry establishes annual "Gehry Prize" for SCI-Arc</a></p> OMA Selected to Design Saclay Engineering School Alexander Walter 2012-10-05T13:47:00-04:00 >2012-10-15T19:57:23-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="365" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the competition for the new &Eacute;cole Centrale engineering school in the French city of Saclay, southwest of Paris, OMA has been awarded the First Prize. The brief also includes the urban development of the area surrounding the school in Saclay's research and innovation zone. The winning proposal was developed in collaboration with Bollinger and Grohman, Alto, DHV, DAL, and D'Ici L&agrave;.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Mecanoo-Designed Amsterdam University College Opened Alexander Walter 2012-09-24T17:43:00-04:00 >2012-09-30T17:55:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Precisely one year ago, Bustler reported on the topping out ceremony of the new 6,000 m&sup2; (64,583 sq ft) academic building for the Amsterdam University College, designed by Delft, NL-based Mecanoo architecten. One year later, this past Friday, September 21, the building was officially opened by Amsterdam councilor Lodewijk Asscher.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Cambridge University Announces Preferred Architects for North West Cambridge Development Alexander Walter 2012-07-18T13:38:00-04:00 >2012-07-23T18:57:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>England's prestigious Cambridge University yesterday announced the team of preferred architects for a first phase of its proposed development at North West Cambridge. The architects were selected following an architectural competition and include established UK and international practices, as well as local and smaller, new practices.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Architectural Association’s Foster + Partners Prize 2012 Goes to Yi Yvonne Weng Alexander Walter 2012-07-06T19:14:00-04:00 >2012-07-07T16:53:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="498" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Earlier this week in London, the Architectural Association and Foster + Partners announced AA diploma student Yi Yvonne Weng as winner of the 2012 Foster + Partners Prize for her project &lsquo;The 6th Layer &ndash; Explorative Canopy Trail&rsquo;. The award is presented annually to the AA fifth year 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.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" ""> <html><head><meta></head></html> Build It Bigger host Danny Forster takes middle school students around the world Archinect 2012-05-23T13:42:00-04:00 >2012-05-23T14:14:43-04:00 <img src="" width="460" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Most Chippewa Middle School students haven&rsquo;t been to Hong Kong or South Africa, but on Tuesday they took a tour of those places and others parts of the world under the wings of architecture buff Danny Forster, who hosts Build It Bigger on the SCIENCE channel.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Back in 2006, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect interviewed</a> Danny as the host of <em>Extreme Engineering</em> while he was still working on his MArch at Harvard's GSD.</p>