Archinect - News 2014-04-20T08:18:01-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/32296822/editor-s-picks-243-happy-holidays-merry-christmas-and-happy-hanukkah Editor's Picks #243 : Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah Nam Henderson 2011-12-26T13:27:22-05:00 >2011-12-28T15:31:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rk/rkenorntlyviefhj.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Tim Maly reviewed Google Engineering's new London offices designed by PENSON., which he finds to be a "giddy exercise in science fiction set decoration". Eric Chavkin, commented "The Kubrick set design allusion is to his long time collaborator Ken Adams (Dr. Strangelove, etc)...Adams declined to work on 2001but his influence here is clear. The interior design references watered down NASA enlivened with 60's disco sci-fi camp. This has all the warmth of a sperm-donor clinic."</p></em><br /><br /><p> For Archinect&rsquo;s latest <strong>In Focus</strong> feature <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31604660/in-focus-ward-roberts" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">we talked to Australian photo artist Ward Roberts</a>.<br> He noted that a lot of his own work "<em>is photographed in Hong Kong as the colors and repletion in architecture has always fascinated me.</em>"</p> <p> Also,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/20580749/sherin-wing" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sherin Wing</a>&nbsp;dissected the reasons why there are fewer women in upper management or boardroom positions for our latest CONTOURS feature&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/31485476/contours-the-gender-gap-in-top-management" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Gender Gap in Top Management</a>.&nbsp;Sherin then provides some examples&mdash;good and bad&mdash;from three management areas (managing personnel, communication and managing projects) "<em>of leadership qualities potential leaders exhibit and how these qualities are nurtured and supported within a firm.</em>"</p> <p> <strong>News</strong><br><a href="http://quietbabylon.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tim Maly</a>&nbsp;reviewed Google Engineering's new London offices designed by PENSON., which he finds to be a "<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/31484263/google-s-newest-office-looks-like-a-space-station-with-foosball-tables" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">giddy exercise in science fiction set decoration</a>".&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/22610164/eric-chavkin%20" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eric Chavkin</a>, commented "<em>File under Architecture and Film The&nbsp; Kubrick set design allusion is to his long time collaborator Ken Adams (Dr. Strangelove, etc)...Adams declined to ...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/31711698/remembering-mies-right-hand-man Remembering Mies' right-hand man Barry Lehrman 2011-12-21T11:41:36-05:00 >2011-12-23T12:40:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bc/bcdkank1gvwpd0wv.jpg" width="471" height="500" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Summers &ldquo;was Mies&rsquo;s absolute right-hand man, always,&rdquo; said Phyllis Lambert... Asked in 1987 why he and Mies got along so well, Mr. Summers speculated that, as a Texan, he talked so slowly that Mies, a German &eacute;migr&eacute; with halting English, could understand him.</p></em><br /><br /><p> RIP Gene Summers, 'modernist', architect of McCormick Place, and Mies' lieutenant for the Seagrams Building has died. Oh, he turned down pursuing the design of the WTC and was dean of IIT among other storied accomplishments.</p> <p> Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/30820316/chicago-architect-gene-summers-dies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chicago architect Gene Summers dies</a></p> <p> also: <a href="http://www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-gene-summers-20111221,0,1882258.story" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">LAtimes</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/30820316/chicago-architect-gene-summers-dies Chicago architect Gene Summers dies Archinect 2011-12-13T18:29:07-05:00 >2011-12-16T12:50:08-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2h/2h8tcszpm9s5de7s.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Chicago architect Gene Summers, the former dean of the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology and the chief designer of the muscular McCormick Place convention hall, died Monday. Summers also served as a right-hand man for Mies van der Rohe, working on such significant projects as the Seagram Building in New York.</p></em><br /><br /><p> &nbsp;</p> <p> </p>