Archinect - News 2014-10-31T03:46:25-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/112413471/louisiana-is-disappearing-into-the-sea Louisiana is Disappearing into the Sea Nicholas Korody 2014-10-29T13:23:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T13:23:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pa/panl4gel80kftvg0.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The US state of Louisiana is slowly disappearing into the Gulf of Mexico as its fragile wetlands are eroded by rising sea levels. Approximately 75 square kilometres are lost each year and the US Geological Survey has warned that the entire habitat - which represents 40% of all wetlands in the US - could be destroyed within 200 years. The loss is partly down to natural evolutionary processes, but experts say human behaviour... has made the region more vulnerable to storm surges.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/106942694/olafur-eliasson-turns-louisiana-moma-into-a-riverbed Olafur Eliasson turns Louisiana MoMA into a 'Riverbed' Alexander Walter 2014-08-19T14:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-28T10:18:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rt/rtsuuy4dsr6bm0tv.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Olafur Eliasson has tried something else. For his latest site-specific project, which opens on 20 August, the artist has transformed the entire south wing of the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Denmark into a convincing riverbed &ndash; a messy, stony accumulation of sedimentary rock and watery channels that threatens to silt up the white space of the gallery entirely. The result is an uncanny collision of manmade and natural views, and a Sublime reminder of the slow power of nature to erode [...].</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/100070483/winners-of-the-2014-great-places-awards-to-be-exhibited-at-edra-conference-new-orleans Winners of the 2014 Great Places Awards to be exhibited at EDRA Conference, New Orleans Justine Testado 2014-05-19T20:11:00-04:00 >2014-05-19T20:11:17-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/o3/o3bfkdmxmgk6nf20.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The annual Environmental Design Research Association (EDRA) Great Places Awards highlight the invaluable relationship between people and their experience with physical space. For its 2014 program, EDRA chose six winning projects that exemplify professional and scholarly excellence in environmental and experiential design.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Masoro Village Project</strong> by GA Collaborative</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z1/z13lrb23w5tq6aye.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Open House</strong> by Matthew Mazzotta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/13/13youq10bvlszn79.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Design Award: Sugar Beach </strong>by Claude Cormier et Associ&eacute;s</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z079blm7karih53g.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Planning Award: Pike-Pine Renaissance</strong> by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15545239/gustafson-guthrie-nichol" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gustafson Guthrie Nichol</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nj/njkc38xlsjndce7w.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Research Award: Green Alley Demonstration Project</strong> by City of Austin, The University of Texas Center for Sustainable Development, the Guadalupe Neighborhood Development Corporation, and Austin Community Design and Development Center</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/c9/c9qmevq68dbmqe1q.jpg"></p><p><strong>2014 Place Book Award: The Street: A Quintessential Social Public Space</strong> by Vikas Mehta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/nw/nw6cpfzqzrgkq5x3.jpg"></p><p>For project details, head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2014_great_places_awards_to_be_exhibited_at_edra_conference_/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88751821/eskew-dumez-ripple-honored-with-2014-aia-architecture-firm-award Eskew+Dumez+Ripple honored with 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award Justine Testado 2013-12-13T12:58:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T12:27:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lb/lbndvy2oc5lqawr2.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/eskewdumezripple" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eskew+Dumez+Ripple</a> was selected by the AIA Board of Directors to receive the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA gives the award every year to a firm that has consistently created distinguished architecture for at least 10 years.</p> <p> Founded less than 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven Dumez, FAIA, and Mark Ripple, AIA, the New Orleans-based firm has become recognized for their deep involvement in rebuilding the Hurricane Katrina-stricken city as well as their commitment to mentorship -- for which they received two AIA National Intern Development Program (IDP) Firm Awards.<br><br> EDR is receiving the honor at a bittersweet time with the passing of principal Allen Eskew <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/88555740/allen-eskew-passes-away-at-age-65" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">earlier this week</a>.<br><br> You can read more about EDR below:</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/s5/s58v3wbfboa0urk2.jpg" title=""><br><br> "Just eight years ago, when the city was struck by Hurricane Katrina, EDR had 22 employees, but has since nearly doubled and has taken on an important role as civic leaders charged with repairing the wounded urban fabric of the city. Their efforts, like...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/3560225/a-lost-generation A lost generation? Paul Petrunia 2011-04-20T12:35:17-04:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gf/gfdxltxcd7mx24o9.jpg" width="405" height="408" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Trey Trahan, principal of Trahan Architects, worries that architects who leave the industry for a period of time might struggle to keep up with technological advances in their field.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Business Report.com discusses the ongoing effects of the economic crisis for architects and others involved in the construction industries.<br><br><i>"There's a huge gap right now between older and younger architects," he says. "That middle group&mdash;the one that would take over the leadership of firms&mdash;just isn't there. There aren't as many of them around."</i></p>