Archinect - News 2015-11-28T06:20:04-05:00 Assemble crafts its own model, becomes the first architecture studio to be nominated for Turner Prize Nicholas Korody 2015-08-19T15:16:00-04:00 >2015-08-24T22:32:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="401" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Founded five years ago, Assemble forged their reputation using otherwise valueless materials (demolition waste, reconstituted foam) and places (the abandoned gas station, the nook beneath a highway overpass) to develop ingenious temporary venues [...] Their practical vision has more to do with how buildings are used than with their grandeur; and it is often the users, as much as the architects, who steer the projects.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Assemble</a> has been gaining a lot of attention recently for the inventive, recession-friendly approach to architecture. From converting an abandoned gas station into a cinema to placing a folly under a highway overpass, they're discovering new and unexpected modes (and locations) for architecture, without even having a licensed practitioner on board.</p><p>This October, Assemble will participate in the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a>. And they're the first design studio to be nominated for the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turner Prize</a>!</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></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="514" height="383" 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>