Archinect - News 2015-03-31T05:46:00-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/123275741/chicago-s-willis-tower-sold-for-1-3b-to-blackstone-group Chicago's Willis Tower sold for $1.3B to Blackstone Group Alexander Walter 2015-03-19T13:20:00-04:00 >2015-03-19T15:42:31-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/su/sunx1q6e360e0qob.jpg" width="476" height="600" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Blackstone Group LP agreed to buy Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower, the second-tallest building in the U.S., and plans to upgrade the retail and observatory space in a bet on growth in the city. [...] On a per-square-foot basis, the valuation for the more than 40-year-old Willis Tower is lower than deals for newer buildings. The Blackstone price is about $342 a square foot, based on about 3.8 million square feet (353,000 square meters) of rentable space.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Need a skyscraper? Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower just hit the market.</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123135963/chicago-s-radisson-blu-aqua-hotel-creates-an-app-to-better-acquaint-the-guests-with-the-architecture Chicago's Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel creates an app to better acquaint the guests with the architecture Archinect 2015-03-17T17:51:00-04:00 >2015-03-23T22:36:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fy/fyqs9o6uiwd1uf5m.jpg" width="514" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>I think our hope is that it will make guests connect to the hotel in a different way by understanding the thoughts of the architect and the designer, who wanted to create more of a community than a typical hotel lobby</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/123067654/chicago-architecture-biennial-announces-three-lakefront-kiosk-teams-between-local-architecture-schools-international-firms Chicago Architecture Biennial announces three Lakefront Kiosk teams between local architecture schools + international firms Justine Testado 2015-03-16T20:56:00-04:00 >2015-03-17T16:56:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uo/uoh2g9wc3uo9n4db.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Preparation for the anticipated <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Architecture Biennial</a> this October are already well underway. Today, the Biennial announced the three partnerships -- between local Chicago architecture schools and international firms -- who will each envision an innovative kiosk design to be realized during the Biennial. The project marks a unique collaboration between architectural industry leaders, students, schools, and citywide programs.</p><p>The three collaborative teams are: the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) and Pezo von Ellrichshausen, an art and architecture studio from Concepcio&#769;n, Chile; the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and the Amsterdam + Lagos-based practice&nbsp;NL&Eacute; led by Kunl&eacute; Adeyemi; finally, the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) will work with an architectural design team comprising of Paul Andersen of Denver-based Indie Architecture as well as Paul Preissner, principal of Chicago-based Paul Preissner Architects.</p><p>If you haven't forgotten, the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/lakefront-kiosks/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront K...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/123052384/lawsuit-against-the-lucas-museum-to-proceed Lawsuit against the Lucas Museum to Proceed Nicholas Korody 2015-03-16T15:54:00-04:00 >2015-03-18T11:02:28-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/3y/3yheo6pw55dineqj.jpg" width="514" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A lawsuit challenging plans for the Lucas museum along Chicago's lakefront can proceed, a federal judge ruled Thursday, leaving legal hurdles in place if the selected site remains between Soldier Field and McCormick Place. Friends of the Parks filed a lawsuit in November against the Chicago Park District and the city of Chicago over the museum plans, contending the proposed site near Lake Michigan violates the public trust.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The lawsuit asserts that proposed site for the Lucas Museum requires approval by the Illinois General Assembly, something contested by the Park District and the city who argue the museum will be provide public benefits. It was <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">filed</a> last year by the Friends of the Parks, who assert that since the site is made up of land that was reclaimed from a protected waterway, it should be preserved as an open space. The land was part of Lake Michigan until it was formed in the 1920s.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ek/ekp4ujxa0jqihx5u.jpg"></p><p>The noted filmmaker George Lucas selected Chicago for the location of his proposed museum last year. The director plans to fully-fund the project, which would contain paintings, photographs, illustration and films related to movie-making. The city offered 17 acres of lakefront property, assumedly in the hopes that, once built, the museum would serve as a tourist attraction. While the property is currently serving as a parking lot, according to the lawsuit, the planned development would restrict public access to the...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122581108/society-of-architectural-historians-presents-public-seminar-at-chicago-conference Society of Architectural Historians Presents Public Seminar at Chicago Conference Helena Karabatsos 2015-03-10T13:29:00-04:00 >2015-03-15T17:57:38-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/9k/9k4apxsuzyi7teiy.jpg" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Leading scholars from around the world will convene in Chicago, April 15&ndash;19, to present new research on the history of the built environment at the&nbsp;<strong>68th&nbsp;Annual International Conference of the Society of Architectural Historians</strong>. But the conference isn&rsquo;t just for academics. SAH aims to engage two important audiences&mdash;conference attendees and the local community&mdash;with public programs such as&nbsp;the&nbsp;SAH Chicago Seminar.&nbsp;</p><p>The SAH Chicago Seminar, &ldquo;Magnitudes of Change: Local Sites and Global Concerns in Chicago&rsquo;s Built Environment,&rdquo; will take place Saturday, April 18th, at The Gratz Center at Fourth Presbyterian Church. Hear from local architects, historians, and policy makers as they discuss the history and future of Chicago&rsquo;s waterways and neighborhoods. Harvard University professor <strong>Charles Waldheim</strong> will give the keynote address "Reading Chicago's Landscape as Urbanism."&nbsp;<strong>Alison Fisher</strong>, Harold and Margot Schiff Assistant Curator of Architecture at the Art Institute of Chicago, will moderate ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/122214181/need-a-skyscraper-chicago-s-willis-tower-just-hit-the-market Need a skyscraper? Chicago’s Willis Tower just hit the market. Alexander Walter 2015-03-05T17:29:00-05:00 >2015-03-07T20:23:44-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ri/riduod6gm859myp9.jpg" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago&rsquo;s Willis Tower, once the world&rsquo;s tallest building and one of the city&rsquo;s top tourist attractions, is up for sale. [...] The 1,450-foot (442-meter) building, formerly known as the Sears Tower, is the second-tallest in the U.S., and was the world&rsquo;s highest from its completion in the early 1970s until 1998 [...] &ldquo;It&rsquo;s iconic in the size and how it dominates the skyline, [...] As an office building, however, it&rsquo;s 1970s construction.&rdquo;</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/120966118/get-lectured-school-of-the-art-institute-of-chicago-spring-15 Get Lectured: School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-17T13:05:00-05:00 >2015-02-19T21:11:04-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ut/ut0dw6xpb9juctg4.jpg" width="514" height="715" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago Department of Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects (AIADO).</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Below are upcoming lectures only. Note each event's time and location. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 26</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>Ineke Hans</strong> / ineke Hans Studio - Arnhem<br>at Columbus Auditorium Rm 203: 280 S. Columbus Dr.</p><p><em>Mar 5</em><br>5:30 pm<br><strong>David Benjamin</strong> / The Living - N.Y.<br>at LeRoy Neiman Center, ground floor: 37 S. Wabash Ave.</p><p><em>Mar 26</em><br><strong>Art, Design, and Activism in Contemporary Landscape</strong><br>4:30-6:30 pm<br>Melissa Cate Christ, ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/120350191/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-spring-15 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-02-09T13:28:00-05:00 >2015-02-11T11:03:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/pi/pifji5q5or4op2n6.jpg" width="514" height="685" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>The next featured poster comes from the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Listed below are upcoming Dean's Lecture Series events only. Unless noted**, lectures take place at S.R. Crown Hall 3360 South State St., Chicago, IL 60616. Free and open to the public.</p><p><em>Feb 18</em><br>6 pm<br><strong>JORGE FRANCISCO LIERNUR</strong> / Architect, Professor at Torcuato Di Tella University,and Researcher of Argentina&rsquo;s National Council for Scientific and Technical Investigation</p><p><em>Mar 23</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>ADRIAAN GEUZE</strong> / Co-founder, West 8 - Rotterdam</p><p><em>Mar 27</em><br>6:30 pm<br><strong>MARCELO FERRAZ</strong> / Pr...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/118733414/george-lucas-open-to-moving-his-museum-to-los-angeles-if-chicago-isn-t-working-out George Lucas open to moving his museum to Los Angeles if Chicago isn't working out Alexander Walter 2015-01-19T13:42:00-05:00 >2015-01-19T17:51:43-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/lq/lqvd5benki7qbqyi.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>George Lucas said Friday that complications in his plan to build his Lucas Museum of Narrative Art on the Chicago lakefront may put Los Angeles back in the running. Last summer, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti made a vigorous push to get the "Star Wars" creator to choose L.A., but the city lost out to Chicago. "We still have to get through some lawsuits and things in Chicago [...] But it's still a possibility that Chicago will be unable to do it," Lucas said.</p></em><br /><br /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/480355/lucas-museum-of-narrative-art" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Previously</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116285703/chicago-architecture-biennial-starts-percolating-with-kiosk-competition-announcement Chicago Architecture Biennial starts percolating with Kiosk Competition announcement Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-18T19:09:00-05:00 >2014-12-27T22:24:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tm/tmk3d3cqeg9qd6gk.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The [Lakefront Kiosk Competition] calls for the inventive design of a new kiosk that will be installed on Chicago&rsquo;s lakefront, one of the city&rsquo;s most vibrant public spaces. A jury of architects, curators, and city representatives will select one winner to receive the BP Prize, which includes an honorarium for design development and a construction budget to realize the design.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The very first Chicago Architecture Biennial is gearing up for its run October 2015 - January 2016: themed "The State of the Art of Architecture", the biennial just announced its "Lakefront Kiosk Competition", to design a kiosk for use on Chicago's waterfront during and after the Biennial.</p><p>As stipulated in the <a href="http://chicagoarchitecturebiennial.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/141218_CABLKC_PDF_Final.pdf" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">brief</a>, the kiosk must serve a commercial purpose during the summer season, and still function as "an&nbsp;iconic work of architecture that will attract visitors and enliven the lakefront year-round". Other than that, it's pretty open.</p><p>Part of a coordinated, broader effort with the Chicago Park District and the city's mayor, Rahm Emanuel, the competition is open to anyone, anywhere &ndash; teams can be multidisciplinary, so long as it's headed by someone with an accredited architecture degree.&nbsp;The jury will consist of "architects, curators and city representatives", including architects David Adjaye and Jeanne Gang.</p><p>Check out the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/chicago_architecture_biennial_lakefront_kiosk_competition/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Lakefront Kiosk Competition listing on Bustler</a> for more inform...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/116203008/al-jazeera-looks-at-the-opposition-and-support-for-chicago-s-george-lucas-museum Al Jazeera looks at the opposition and support for Chicago's George Lucas museum Archinect 2014-12-17T17:02:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:48-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b8knc6kchnrm4jz.jpg" width="514" height="288" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Ash-har Quraishi reports on why some Chicagoans oppose a plan for a museum for the &lsquo;Star Wars&rsquo; creator&rsquo;s artwork</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/116194161/urban-design-at-the-intersection-of-development-science-and-super-computing Urban Design at the intersection of Development, Science and Super-Computing Alexander Walter 2014-12-17T14:27:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T19:17:36-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/70/708c4ea101ebeb9172bb436a10ac6a40.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>[...] Argonne scientists are taking on a challenge not usually associated with sophisticated computing: urban design. They say that for such large-scale developments, expert opinions, or even standard modeling, will no longer do. Instead, we need detailed simulations that will integrate immense amounts of data into one framework and project different scenarios for the designers to consider. Their initial prototype, called LakeSim, focuses on Chicago Lakeside.</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/115812933/chicago-rethinks-rules-for-developers-to-increase-affordable-housing Chicago Rethinks Rules for Developers to Increase Affordable Housing Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-12T15:34:00-05:00 >2014-12-18T20:35:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jx/jxj2gbnmylu7mk6u.jpg" width="514" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>the new [Affordable Requirements Ordinance] would require that at least 25 percent of affordable units be built on site, removing the ability to opt out totally. [...] Developers would also be allowed to meet the affordable unit requirement by building or rehabbing on other lots within a mile of the main site. The aim is to create affordable units in the neighborhoods where they&rsquo;re most scarce, rather than to continue to concentrate them in the city&rsquo;s poorer communities.</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/114500828/looks-like-calatrava-won-t-get-paid-for-his-chicago-spire-work Looks Like Calatrava Won't Get Paid for His Chicago Spire Work Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-25T14:26:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:08:16-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bg/bgjbi5wk9h2qvtv9.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Back in 2008, architect Santiago Calatrava placed an $11.34M lien on the Chicago Spire in the hope of being paid for his work on the project, which officially died in November, having never amounted to anything more than a hole in the ground. Now, Crain's Chicago reports that Calatrava may have missed the two-year window he had to file a lawsuit to enforce his claim.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a title="Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108190179/legal-troubles-dog-famed-spanish-architect-santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Legal Troubles Dog Famed Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a title="Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/93084470/chicago-spire-developer-wants-to-resume-project" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Spire developer wants to resume project</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/114124536/old-guy-fight-tribune-s-blair-kamin-vs-donald-trump Old Guy Fight! Tribune’s Blair Kamin vs. Donald Trump Alexander Walter 2014-11-20T17:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-24T08:25:22-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b1/b1af4e85c33389c5168487bf7f58eb86.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Watching two grown men in a social media hissy fit over a building sign is actually a lot more amusing than one might think. In this corner, Donald Trump, rich guy, who, in the view of one esteemed newspaper critic, has defiled our fine city by slapping his name on the side of his silvery, shiny building. In the other corner, Blair Kamin, decorated architecture critic for the Chicago Tribune and defender of building aesthetics.</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/113907750/call-for-entries-what-do-you-think-the-obama-presidential-library-should-look-like CALL FOR ENTRIES: What do you think the Obama Presidential Library should look like? Justine Testado 2014-11-17T21:51:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T19:51:11-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpbld55ey8lmewws.jpg" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Chicago Architectural Club launched its 2014 edition of the Chicago Prize ideas competition this past weekend: design the Barack Obama Presidential Library! From the lively discussion (if not frenzy) surrounding a Barack Obama Presidential Library possibly being built, the Chicago Prize invites architects and designers to send ideas of how the U.S. Presidential Library building typology should be reinvented.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Chicago Prize 2014 competition aims to spark debate on the typology of the presidential library. Speculative proposals will fulfill functions like housing a collection of artifacts and documents relating to the president&rsquo;s life while also providing educational infrastructure and framework for outreach and community programs.</p><p>Entries are due by <strong>January 10, 2015</strong>. The winner will be announced and exhibited at an opening event at the Chicago Architectural Foundation in February 2015.</p><p>Now's the time to bring the best of your clever ideas to the table.</p><p>Read more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/call_for_entries_what_do_you_think_the_obama_presidential_library_should_lo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111797399/obama-s-presidential-library-four-radical-visions-of-the-future-from-top-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/113578619/lucas-museum-faces-lawsuit-from-friends-of-the-parks Lucas museum faces lawsuit from Friends of the Parks Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-13T18:25:00-05:00 >2014-11-19T22:04:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ab/ab3c6b12195fee46a153a31d7737eeab.jpg" width="514" height="249" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Erecting such a building &ldquo;without authority of the General Assembly will diminish or impair the beneficial interest of plaintiffs and other Illinois citizens&rdquo; [...] such a designation conflicts with the trust, which calls for preserving property as &ldquo;a natural resource and as a free and open space not occupied by a giant building.&rdquo; [...] by acting without the approval of state lawmakers, the city and park district would have excessive power over the property &ldquo;for which they have no authority.&rdquo;</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/113345531/look-back-move-forward-weekly-news-round-up-for-november-3-2014 Look back, move forward: Weekly News Round-Up for November 3, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-10T18:55:00-05:00 >2014-11-10T19:00:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vp/vpnz58j7jk1p1zz0.jpg" width="514" height="287" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, November 7:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113115295/8-000-glowing-balloons-recreate-the-berlin-wall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">8,000 Glowing Balloons Recreate the Berlin Wall</a>: A 10 mile chain of balloons will line the path where the Wall previously stood, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of its demolition.</li><li><a title="First Ever Chicago Architecture Biennial Taking Shape for 2015" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113108869/first-ever-chicago-architecture-biennial-taking-shape-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">First Ever Chicago Architecture Biennial Taking Shape for 2015</a>: The Biennial's theme of "The State of the Art of Architecture" (named after Stanley Tigerman's 1977 conference),&nbsp;is starting to take shape<em>,</em>&nbsp;and will include a photo exhibition on Chicago from Iwan Baan.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, November 6:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="Massive Hollywood project sits atop quake fault" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113055876/massive-hollywood-project-sits-atop-quake-fault" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Massive Hollywood project sits atop quake fault</a>: The California Geological Survey confirmed that the Millenium Hollywood skyscraper sits on top of an active fault, despite the fact that the developer's consultants find no evidence of an active fault in their analysis of the data. LA's Department of Building and Safety will ultimately determine whether the Millenium can be built.</li><li><a title="Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/113035783/centre-pompidou-to-open-design-and-architecture-gallery" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Centre Pompidou To Open Design and Architecture Gallery</a>: Upon the opening of its new photography gallery, the renowned Parisian...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/113108869/first-ever-chicago-architecture-biennial-taking-shape-for-2015 First Ever Chicago Architecture Biennial Taking Shape for 2015 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-11-07T13:14:00-05:00 >2014-11-07T18:09:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kq/kq56zus97zea2ac8.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The theme of the 2015 edition will be "The State of the Art of Architecture," named after Stanley Tigerman's 1977 conference, and will feature an array of exhibitions and newly commissioned works, including a photo exhibition by lensman Iwan Baan exploring Chicago. [...] The eventt ... is being planned by a group of heavy-hitters, including co-directors Sarah Herda, Director of the Graham Foundation, and Joseph Grima, former curator of Storefront for Art and Architecture</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102624628/chicago-plans-architectural-biennial-for-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago plans architectural biennial for 2015</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/112881489/how-the-lucas-museum-design-will-change-chicago-s-lakefront-rendering-reveals How the Lucas Museum Design Will Change Chicago's Lakefront - Rendering Reveals Alexander Walter 2014-11-04T13:46:00-05:00 >2014-11-06T17:53:51-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/97/9776rtitkxfliznq.jpg" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Yesterday, during a press conference at the Waldorf Astoria, Chinese architect Ma Yansong of MAD Architects unveiled his design concept for the future Lucas Museum of Narrative Arts and told reporters that his concept &mdash; a seven-story, dome-like structure that gently slopes towards a halo-like observation deck &mdash; represents a "new type of architecture." That may be an understatement.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Learn more about the design in the Museum's <a href="http://www.lucasmuseum.org/museum-design.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">announcement</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111976723/lvaro-siza-and-herzog-de-meuron-win-first-mies-crown-hall-americas-prize-in-chicago Álvaro Siza and Herzog & de Meuron win first Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize in Chicago Justine Testado 2014-10-23T21:06:00-04:00 >2014-10-25T17:26:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wf/wf6wnfkmc6ap8593.jpg" width="514" height="322" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In a large evening benefit dinner at IIT College of Architecture's S. R. Crown Hall in Chicago last night, &Aacute;lvaro Siza and Herzog &amp; de Meuron were announced as the winners of the inaugural Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize (MCHAP). Established by IIT architecture dean Wiel Arets and launched earlier this year with Phyllis Lambert and Dirk Denison, the MCHAP honors what is considered the best built works in the Americas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Siza received the MCHAP2000-2008 award for the Iber&ecirc; Camargo Foundation in Porto Alegre, Brazil.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rq/rqu4lh7trly0tkvm.jpg"></p><p>For the MCHAP2009-2013 award, Herzog &amp; de Meuron won for their 1111 Lincoln Road project in Miami Beach, Florida.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q7/q7poprmedagh09b6.jpg"></p><p>The MCHAP award also includes the MCHAP Chair at IIT College of Architecture for the following academic year, and a US$50,000 prize to support research and publication in contribution to "Rethinking Metropolis", the college's ongoing theme envisioned by Dean Arets.</p><p>Read more about the winning projects on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/alvaro_siza_and_herzog_de_meuron_win_first_mies_crown_hall_americas_prize_i/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/111797399/obama-s-presidential-library-four-radical-visions-of-the-future-from-top-architects Obama's presidential library: four radical visions of the future from top architects Alexander Walter 2014-10-21T13:19:00-04:00 >2014-10-29T22:11:53-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/71/712f61acd201ca626a5b7f06fca33437.jpg" width="514" height="308" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Barack Obama still has two long years left to cement his legacy as something between &ldquo;yes we can&rdquo; and &ldquo;at least I tried&rdquo;. Regardless of how history remembers him, Obama will always represent a shift from the old guard, an idealistic starting point for what (and who) future presidents could be. For now, though, his official museum, his keeper of secrets: couldn&rsquo;t that still be a tangible change we can believe in? At least an architectural one?</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/109099961/get-lectured-illinois-institute-of-technology-fall-14 Get Lectured: Illinois Institute of Technology, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-16T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T13:41:16-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/te/te0r16npg21kesij.jpg" width="514" height="678" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Say hello to another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Designed by Amsterdam-based graphic design studio <a href="http://mainstudio.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">mainstudio</a>, today's poster comes from the Illinois Institute of Technology, College of Architecture.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Note each lecture's location. Events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise stated.</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 17</em><br>6:30 pm<br>"Na&iuml;ve Intention"<br>Mauricio Pezo &amp; Sofia von Ellrichshausen / Principals - Pezo von Ellrichshausen; MCHAP. emerge Winner&nbsp;<br>at S. R. Crown Hall</p><p><strong>OCTOBER</strong></p><p><em>Oct. 8</em><br>6:30 pm<br>"Grand Projets: Creating Centralities"<br>Kees Christiaanse / Principal - KCAP Architects &amp; Planners<br>at S.R. Crown Hall</p><p><em>Oct. ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/108721007/luftwerk-s-flow-im-fluss-to-illuminate-chicago-s-couch-place-alley-with-screens-made-of-water Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss to illuminate Chicago's Couch Place alley with screens made of water Justine Testado 2014-09-11T17:06:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:43:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q8/q83gty1h7zuceed3.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Crafty space manipulator <a href="http://luftwerk.net" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Luftwerk</a> will showcase<em> FLOW/Im Fluss</em>, a nightly light and water installation at Chicago's Couch Place alley on September 17-20 from 5 p.m. to midnight. Luftwerk, the Chicago-based collaborative established by Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, is best known for their signature medium of site-specific light and projected video installations.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/mo/moh2tldh2o9cdn7c.jpg"></p><p>Presented by the <a href="http://loopchicago.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago Loop Alliance</a>, the <a href="http://www.goethe.de" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Goethe-Institute Chicago</a>, and the <a href="http://www.nrdc.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Natural Resources Defense Council</a>, Luftwerk's FLOW/Im Fluss celebrates the 20th Anniversary of Sister Cities Chicago and Hamburg. As a nod to each city's river locations, the installation visualizes the characteristics of the Chicago River and Hamburg's River Elbe through video compositions that will be projected on "screens" made of water.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gn/gniodb99ll6n1tj9.jpg"><br><br>Having lived in both cities, Luftwerk is based on the encompassing, connective nature of water in FLOW as people gather to get a closer look at the flow of data readings collected from both rivers. Adding sound ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/107402795/better-economy-means-more-homes-being-razed Better economy means more homes being razed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-25T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T18:14:02-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/67/67cdd14a3f1e1c6e55aaf333afe1354e.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>For some historic preservationists on the North Shore, the economic downturn in 2008 had a silver lining, bringing a lull in tear-downs and new-home construction that gave scores of vintage properties a reprieve from the wrecking ball. But six years later, officials in north suburban Winnetka tasked with preserving historic homes say that reprieve has clearly ended. They report that demolition permits have nearly doubled, with 36 issued in 2013, up from 19 in 2009.</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/106016117/gentrification-and-the-persistence-of-poor-minority-neighborhoods Gentrification and the Persistence of Poor Minority Neighborhoods Alexander Walter 2014-08-07T13:26:00-04:00 >2014-08-08T16:15:47-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/929a82a22b2c48f090a3a786bda015ea.jpg" width="514" height="323" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>When we talk about why some places gentrify and others don't, there's often a pressing, underlying question at stake: To what degree is gentrification bound up with and shaped by race? This is the subject of a path-breaking new study by Harvard doctoral student Jackelyn Hwang and urban sociologist Robert Sampson published in the August issue of the American Sociological Review.</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/105576807/weekly-news-round-up-for-july-28-2014-exploding-pipelines-and-contentious-museums Weekly News Round-Up for July 28, 2014: Exploding pipelines and contentious museums Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-04T14:58:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T20:19:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2s/2sjlbh17oilmbq9c.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Friday, August 1</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555911/gas-pipelines-explode-in-taiwan-city-killing-24" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gas Pipelines Explode in Taiwan City Killing&nbsp;24</a>: The cause of the propene pipeline explosion is <a href="http://online.wsj.com/articles/taiwan-gas-blasts-likely-caused-by-faulty-pipe-1406964902" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">still unknown</a>, but officials noticed irregularities in the pipe's flow hours beforehand, without investigating further.</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555912/jacko-s-neverland-ranch-is-up-for-sale-at-50-75m" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Jacko's Neverland Ranch is up for sale at $50-75M</a>: Michael Jackson's Disneyland-esque compound in Santa Barbara was handed back to Tom Barrack's Colony Capital in 2008, when Jackson was heavily in debt. With $5M in annual upkeep, Colony Capital is now selling the property.&nbsp;</li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105555322/plans-approved-for-damien-hirst-s-village-on-the-british-coast" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Plans approved for Damien Hirst's village on the British coast</a>: Hirst will collaborate with&nbsp;<a href="http://www.rundellassociates.com/practice-profile" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architects Rundell Associates</a>&nbsp;on the 75-home city. Renderings are surprisingly conventional when compared to <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_the_Love_of_God" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hirst's work</a>.</li></ul><p><strong>Thursday, July 31</strong></p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/105478813/new-renderings-of-what-will-replace-grafitti-art-mecca-5pointz-emerge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Renderings of What Will Replace Grafitti Art Mecca 5Pointz Emerge</a>: Unsurprisingly, it's two residential towers: with some mixed-use space on the ground floor, and 20% affordable housing. Designed by <a href="http://archinect.com/HTO-Architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HTO Architect</a>, the buildings will have some space set asid...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/105242532/george-lucas-announces-mad-and-studio-gang-as-architects-for-his-museum-of-narrative-art-in-chicago George Lucas announces MAD and Studio Gang as architects for his Museum of Narrative Art in Chicago Archinect 2014-07-28T12:44:00-04:00 >2014-07-29T13:30:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6q/6qvs8aumpd8dxpbb.jpg" width="514" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>"Star Wars" creator George Lucas on Monday will announce an architectural team for his controversial planned museum on Chicago's lakefront: an avant-garde Chinese designer whose credits include Toronto-area skyscrapers dubbed the "Marilyn Monroe Towers" and Chicago's Jeanne Gang, shaper of the undulating Aqua Tower here.</p></em><br /><br /><p></p><p>Read our recently published <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/100175622/a-new-nature-interview-with-ma-yansong-of-mad-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">interview with Ma Yansong of MAD</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/104481022/reminder-register-now-for-facades-in-chicago REMINDER: Register now for Facades+ in Chicago Sponsor 2014-07-18T14:49:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T15:48:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rn/rnbb6laan3kb9uw3.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>If you haven't already done so, register now for the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/facades_chicago_july_24th_and_25th/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ conference</a> taking place on July 24 and 25 in Chicago, IL.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect's Newspaper</em> and Enclos, the conference will discuss the fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices. Attendees will have the chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion panels, and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>The opening keynote will be <strong>James Timberlake</strong>, a founding principal of <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/8422861/kierantimberlake" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">KieranTimberlake</a>, the renowned Philadelphia-based architecture firm known for its synthesis of art, science, and advanced research. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/69381519/jahn" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">JAHN</a>&rsquo;s <strong>Francisco Gonzalez Pulido</strong> will give the afternoon keynote, <em>Lightness.</em></p><p><strong>For more details and to register, visit <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/103114687/facades-early-bird-special-extended-register-now Facades+ early bird special extended - register now! Sponsor 2014-06-30T20:30:00-04:00 >2014-07-18T14:49:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vv/vvo2ms5tcmb757dx.jpg" width="514" height="116" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mark your calendars and act now: <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facades+ Performance</a> has just extended its early bird registration by two weeks.</p><p>Presented by <em>The Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper </em>and Enclos, this two-day conference in Chicago will examine the increasingly fast-paced evolution of fa&ccedil;ade technology and explore innovative, sustainable design practices.</p><p>On July 24th and 25th, Facades+ offers the incredible chance to network with leading industry experts, participate in discussion-based panels and learn through hands-on workshops.</p><p>Take advantage of the extended early bird special and save up to $150 on a 2-day combo.</p><p>Learn more and register now at <a href="http://www.facadesplus.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">facadesplus.com</a>.</p>