Archinect - News 2014-08-21T16:14:45-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/106658484/why-artists-want-to-preserve-church-tied-to-l-a-s-chicano-movement Why artists want to preserve church tied to L.A.'s Chicano movement Justine Testado 2014-08-18T13:47:00-04:00 >2014-08-18T13:49:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ag/agi2dqa357amkxgf.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Certainly, it's a minor miracle that Epiphany wasn't gutted at some point in its long life to make way for late 20th-century design nightmares such as drop ceilings and wood paneling. But more significantly the church represents an interesting period in Southern California history.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Church of the Epiphany was an iconic meeting spot for activist groups throughout the 20th century -- including Cesar Chavez, who gave talks there -- and continues to be a valuable community space today. After a 2011 art auction to preserve the aging church, a second benefit auction is currently being held by an Angeleno arts group in support of the Epiphany Conservation Trust until August 23 to raise more funds for additional restoration needs. Restoration will be done by L.A. architecture firm Escher GuneWardena.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/106418394/santiago-calatrava-designed-florida-polytechnic-university-prepares-for-grand-opening Santiago Calatrava-designed Florida Polytechnic University prepares for grand opening Justine Testado 2014-08-12T19:18:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T15:10:56-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gj/gjzg51iuz6fh8qot.jpg" width="514" height="293" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the latest addition to Florida's State University System, the new Florida Polytechnic University will formally open to the public on August 16 in Lakeland, Florida and welcome its first students when classes begin on August 25.</p><p>Spanish architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1636/santiago-calatrava" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Santiago Calatrava</a> designed the 170-acre campus and its main Innovation, Science, and Technology Building&nbsp;&mdash; which the firm proudly announces was finished on schedule and under the $60 million budget. The 200,000 sq.ft structure dons Calatrava's signature futuristic style and has already captured local attention, including appearing in the backdrop for a <a href="http://www.ispot.tv/ad/7gH7/2014-ram-1500-modern-marvel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Chrysler Ram truck commercial</a> that aired earlier this year.</p><p>Read on for more details about the IST Building, provided by the firm:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hw/hw2tkazs0qk7vo2o.jpg"></p><p>"Located on the north side of the central lake it is designed around, the exterior of the 200,000 sq. ft. building is made up of aluminum, aluminum cladding, concrete and glass. The interior is made of concrete flooring and columns, plaster, steel and glass. It wi...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105497307/a-preview-of-biber-architects-usa-pavilion-design-for-milan-expo-2015 A preview of Biber Architects’ USA Pavilion design for Milan Expo 2015 Justine Testado 2014-07-31T20:03:00-04:00 >2014-08-04T21:55:03-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qs/qsliw21s7qgwlxa8.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Biber Architects of New York recently announced the groundbreaking of the USA Pavilion, "American Food 2.0: United to Feed the Planet", for the Milan World Expo in 2015. The US pavilion is one of 147 participating countries responding to the expo's theme, "Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life", which addresses global issues regarding food security, access and waste, and the challenging prospect of nutritiously feeding 9 billion people by 2050.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Highlighting America's role in the global food system, the barn-inspired pavilion includes features like a a harvestable vertical farm, food trucks, and a boardwalk.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/km/kmx5l6rot5u1u1j4.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/14/14oc1u9ycwcdz492.jpg"></p><p>Read more about it on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/a_preview_of_biber_architects_usa_pavilion_design_for_milan_expo_2015/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/105424202/tod-williams-and-billie-tsien-presented-with-national-medal-of-arts-by-president-obama Tod Williams and Billie Tsien presented with National Medal of Arts by President Obama Justine Testado 2014-07-30T21:04:00-04:00 >2014-08-05T19:41:58-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39aq7dxzhy81oc7k.jpg" width="514" height="339" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/1492/twbta-tod-williams-billie-tsien" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams and Billie Tsien</a> were honored with the prestigious National Medal of Arts from the <a href="http://arts.gov" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Endowment for the Arts</a> (NEA). As the highest award bestowed to artists and arts patrons by the U.S. federal government, the medal specially recognizes individuals or groups for their outstanding contributions to the excellence, growth, support, and availability of the arts in the country.</p><p>President Barack Obama individually presented the medals to Williams, Tsien, and all the recipients during the recent awards ceremony at the White House in Washington D.C.</p><p>Read on for more info:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n2/n2b74pgcavthf85q.jpg"></p><p>"Billie Tsien and Tod Williams [were acknowledged] for their contributions to architecture and arts education. Whether public or private, their deliberate and inspired designs have a profound effect on the lives of those who interact with them, and their teaching and spirit of service have inspired young people to pursue their passions"</p><p>The list of notable medal recipients also included:</p><ul><li><strong>Julia Alvarez</strong>, Noveli...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/103802825/america-s-leading-design-cities America's Leading Design Cities Archinect 2014-07-09T19:35:00-04:00 >2014-07-11T17:21:19-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/41/417688ed7081e2226dc6d3a046838bbe.jpg" width="514" height="397" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architects are the highest paid group of designers, and they are also generally&nbsp;the most highly educated. Architects employed in firms earned median hourly wages of $35.30, while their self-employed counterparts earned $22.90. But, when looking in terms of concentration, the nation&rsquo;s leading clusters for architects may not be what you think.</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/101725612/the-2014-u-s-venice-biennale-pavilion-reinterprets-100-years-of-american-architecture The 2014 U.S. Venice Biennale pavilion reinterprets 100 years of American architecture Justine Testado 2014-06-13T02:30:00-04:00 >2014-06-17T22:28:06-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wl/wlh52feltdx4132q.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Styled after American corporate identity throughout the 20th century, our next featured 2014 Venice Biennale pavilion is "OfficeUS" representing the U.S. of A. Organized by NYC's Storefront for Art and Architecture in collaboration with PRAXIS Journal, the two-part exhibition will showcase and critically reinterpret the global influence of American architecture in the last century...For each week of the Biennale, OfficeUS will also address 25 issues relevant to its project archive.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev0yl8vnxaasl08a.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1i/1ifn0ep5nh4t2d74.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d6/d64fno6ma9c074li.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4p/4pc6nfxwidmcpijw.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4n/4npnbbehlfml4lfp.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qt/qtt8sk6i2dm82tq9.jpg"></p><p>More on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/the_2014_u.s._venice_biennale_pavilion_reinterprets_100_years_of_american_a/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98906538/the-peopleforbikes-green-lane-project-celebrates-national-kick-off-in-indianapolis The PeopleForBikes Green Lane Project celebrates national kick-off in Indianapolis Justine Testado 2014-04-29T18:19:00-04:00 >2014-05-06T22:17:46-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/yy/yyvsomt5hnvkoh7t.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Green Lane Project, established in 2012 by non-profit group <a href="http://www.peopleforbikes.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PeopleForBikes</a>, continues its ambitious mission to expedite the process of building more protected bike lines with six new U.S. cities in tow: Atlanta, Boston, Denver, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, and Seattle.</p><p>The program celebrated its national kickoff in Indianapolis today with transportation officials including U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, who discussed the Department's prioritization on improving bicycle and pedestrian safety as more Americans are looking for alternative methods of commuting.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sr/srzcv2thlyvtafdq.jpg"></p><p>Back in March, the program selected the six cities out of 100 that submitted letters of interest. In addressing each city's current situation, The Green Lane Project will provide each city with financial, strategic, and technical assistance in constructing the bike lanes, which are valued at more than $250,000. The on-street lanes are separated from traffic by curbs, planters, parked cars, or posts to help organize...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/98624299/winners-of-the-2014-architectural-league-prize-for-young-architects-designers Winners of the 2014 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers Justine Testado 2014-04-24T19:21:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:39:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ic/ictdxs8cie4vx7sn.jpg" width="514" height="294" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Architectural League of New York has announced the six winning young architects and designers of the 2014 "Overlay" Architectural League Prize. As one of North America's most prestigious awards for young practitioners, since 1981 the Prize recognizes provocative and exemplary work and provides a public outlet for the exchange of their ideas.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After The Architectural League and the Young Architects + Designers Committee hosted the portfolio competition, whose theme this year was "Overlay", six winners were invited to publicly present and showcase their work:</p><p><strong>Kutan Ayata and Michael Young</strong>, Young &amp; Ayata</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zg/zgatvw5662ugvzxq.jpg"></p><p><strong>Brooklyn Claus Benjamin Freyinger and Andrew Holder</strong>, The LADG, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6ao8hxhce5t4cev5.jpg"></p><p><strong>Adam Fure</strong>, SIFT Studio, Ann Arbor</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/tk/tkub0xgnxp5jizpa.jpg"></p><p><strong>Thomas Kelley and Carrie Norman</strong>, Norman Kelley, Brooklyn and Chicago</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/6a/6aox2zq6os778u8o.jpg"></p><p><strong>Jenny E. Sabin</strong>, Jenny Sabin Studio, Philadelphia</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l9/l9wvq9i4lbmsgfh9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Geoffrey von Oeyen</strong>, Geoffrey von Oeyen Design, Los Angeles</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0r/0rkw0f2cfog3wlx9.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_the_2014_architectural_league_prize_for_young_architects_designe/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97583873/ten-recipients-for-the-2014-aia-housing-awards Ten recipients for the 2014 AIA Housing Awards Justine Testado 2014-04-08T19:30:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:26:05-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wq/wqwu6njt4z574sif.jpg" width="514" height="616" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>There's no place like a good home, simple as that. The AIA announced 10 recipients for the 2014 Housing Awards, which promotes the value of good housing and excellence in housing design. The jury gave awards in four categories: One/Two Family Custom Housing, One/Two Family Production Housing (none selected this year), Multifamily Housing and Special Housing.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>ONE/TWO FAMILY CUSTOM HOUSING</strong></p><p>Pictured above: Sol Duc Cabin (Seattle) by Olson Kundig Architects</p><p>Informal House (South Pasadena, CA) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/so/soyq6bhoaeu24183.jpg"></p><p>Kicking Horse Residence (British Columbia) by Bohlin Cywinski Jackson</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e5/e5kguuftnr3vqpeq.jpg"></p><p>Park Passive (Seattle) by NK Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zn/zn9ir0yte7u430xi.jpg"></p><p>Topo House (Wisconsin) by Johnsen Schmaling Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/h5/h5n3sy291ekdnh9p.jpg"></p><p><strong>MULTIFAMILY LIVING</strong></p><p>221 Broadway (San Antonio) by Lake|Flato Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8f/8f466n3fot6ie5xr.jpg"></p><p>Cherokee Studios (Los Angeles) by Brooks + Scarpa</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qr/qrg39hsf9x1twsy3.jpg"></p><p>Merritt Crossing Senior Apartments (Oakland, CA) by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/sg/sgu6csb1z4jy6xtm.jpg"></p><p>28th Street Apartments (Los Angeles) by Koning Eizenberg Architecture, Inc.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hb/hbtkrmudpabibxdk.jpg"></p><p>Sweetwater Spectrum Community (Sonoma, CA) by Leddy Maytum Stacy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92t47du4c5d35syv.jpg"></p><p>Further info on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/ten_recipients_for_the_2014_aia_housing_awards/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97577444/the-final-proposals-of-the-10-shortlisted-rebuild-by-design-teams The final proposals of the 10 shortlisted Rebuild by Design teams Justine Testado 2014-04-08T17:18:00-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:13:54-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rw/rwh2xnyfqydrhfbc.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The ten Rebuild by Design finalist teams spent the past eight months doing intensive research and engaging with local communities to find local and resilient solutions to rebuild the Eastern Seaboard cities affected by Hurricane Sandy...Each team presented their final proposals to the public at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, NJ late last week. Secretary Shaun Donovan of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will announce the winning projects later this spring.</p></em><br /><br /><p>BIG, WXY + West 8, OMA, Sasaki Associates, Interboro Partners, and notable universities are only a few of the multidisciplinary team leaders in this global group of finalists.</p><p>While we wait for the winning results, check out the final proposals below.</p><p><strong>BIG U</strong><strong> by the BIG team</strong><br>Location: New York, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z0/z0q4rvvgdnqjutbq.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Commercial Corridor Resiliency Project</strong><strong> by </strong><strong>HR&amp;A Advisors, Inc. with Cooper, Robertson &amp; Partners</strong><br>Location: Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York; Far Rockaway, Queens, New York; Asbury Park, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/hg/hgsqtd91qvg750ql.jpg"></p><p><strong>Living with the Bay: A Comprehensive Regional Resiliency Plan for Nassau County&rsquo;s South Shore</strong><strong> by the Interboro team</strong><br>Location: Long Island, New York</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ti/ti1fyhy9m5iimkd4.jpg"></p><p><strong>New Meadowlands: Productive City + Regional Park by MIT CAU + ZUS + URBANISTEN</strong><br>Location: The Meadowlands, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5d/5d29655hzzyv6b6u.jpg"></p><p><strong>Resist, Delay, Store, Discharge: A Comprehensive Strategy for Hoboken<br>by OMA</strong><br>Location: Hoboken, New Jersey</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/q5/q5ite0l3ahgzeha9.jpg"></p><p><strong>Hunts Point Lifelines by PennDesign/OLIN</strong><br>Location: Hunts Point, Bronx, NY</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xt/xt21xn0lh9f2o49w.jpg"></p><p><strong>RESILIENCE + THE BEACH by Sasaki/Rutgers/Arup </strong><br>Location: Jersey Shor...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/97192468/winning-skin-installation-3xlp-to-begin-tour-this-fall-in-texas Winning SKIN installation 3xLP to begin tour this Fall in Texas Justine Testado 2014-04-03T17:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:11:33-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jg/jgtr9hdg01gwtft9.jpg" width="514" height="344" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since 3xLP by Christopher Romano and Nicholas Bruscia won the most recent TEX-FAB SKIN Digital Fabrication competition, the installation was exhibited at TEX-FAB 5 in Austin and will travel to Houston and Dallas along with the other competition finalists this fall. The SKIN competition paired emerging design research practices with fabrication industry leaders to create innovative solutions for facade systems using digital fabrication and parametric design tools.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/il/illevz88exyhnja0.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uu/uuye0etdeamyt7cd.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/39/39pm289kytp4dho0.jpg"></p><p>Find out more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winning_skin_installation_3xlp_to_begin_tour_this_fall_in_texas" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96732426/winning-projects-of-the-2014-u-s-wood-design-awards Winning projects of the 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards Justine Testado 2014-03-28T18:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-03T21:27:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fv/fvdp0l88ilu4amb5.jpg" width="514" height="677" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The winners of the WoodWorks 2014 U.S. Wood Design Awards sure know how to prove wood as a versatile material in architecture. Out of 140 entries -- the most the competition has ever received -- the jury selected nine of the most outstanding projects in wood architecture. During the recent ceremony at the Southeast Wood Solutions Fair in Charlotte, NC, awards were given in nine categories. Four Regional Winners were also awarded.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out the winning projects below</p><p>(Above) <strong>Institutional Wood Design: James and Anne Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD. </strong>Architect &ndash; GWWO, Inc./Architects</p><p><strong>Green Building with Wood: Biomass Heating Plant, Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Centerbook Architects and Planners</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/in/ino9on48gokhehmc.jpg"><br><br><strong>Wood School Design: Cascades Academy of Central Oregon in Tumalo, OR&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; Hennebery Eddy Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d9/d9hffpij7shs81uu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Commercial Wood Design: Federal Center South &ndash; Building 1202 in Seattle, WA&nbsp;&nbsp; </strong><br>Architect &ndash; ZGF Architects LLP&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8b/8bw48xg9izm7rpyc.jpg"></p><p><strong>Innovative Wood Engineering:&nbsp; Promega Feynman Center, &ldquo;The Crossroads&rdquo; in Madison, WA</strong>.<br>Architect &ndash; Uihlein&#8208;Wilson Architects, Inc.<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/79/79p91n7ewn1q6dww.jpg"></p><p><strong>Beauty of Wood: Reed College Performing Arts Building in Portland, OR</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Opsis Architecture<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qy/qykxnt1l8skt25sn.jpg"><br><br><strong>Jury's Choice Award: Habiframe, Inc. Tornado Storm Shelter in Memphis, TN&nbsp;</strong><br>Architect &ndash; Habiframe, Inc.&nbsp;&nbsp;<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/rh/rhfe84zdc44aj0na.jpg"></p><p><strong>Multi-Story Wood Design: Bullitt Center in Seattle, WA</strong><br>Architect &ndash; The Miller Hull Partnership<br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ro/ro4967mei10mk7ef.jpg"></p><p><strong>Traditional Use of Wood: Muckleshoot Smokehouse in Auburn, WA...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/96639076/u-s-capitol-building-to-receive-much-needed-facelift U.S. Capitol building to receive much-needed facelift Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-03-27T13:42:00-04:00 >2014-03-31T20:26:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jd/jdr6gollrhlyco36.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Since the Civil War, the majestic dome of the U.S. Capitol has symbolized the unity of the United States, despite the discord in the government it overlooks. [...] But the dome has lately grown as fractured as the federal government, and Tuesday the Architect of the Capitol announced that a $59 million project to save it would begin next month. [...] There are now hundreds of cracks and deficiencies, and water already has stained parts of the Capitol&rsquo;s interior.</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/94497265/winners-of-modernism-in-america-awards-renew-value-of-modern-architecture Winners of Modernism in America Awards renew value of modern architecture Justine Testado 2014-02-27T14:05:00-05:00 >2014-03-03T21:07:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0b/0b0bom5ut6cqnurd.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Modernism in America Awards have announced this year's winners. The national awards program highlights the documentation, preservation and re-use of modern buildings, structures and landscapes in the U.S. or U.S. territory [...] One Award of Excellence was given in the categories Design, Advocacy, and Inventory/Survey. Five Citations of Merit were also awarded. Winners will receive their prizes during the Docomomo US National Symposium on March 13-15, 2014 in Houston, Texas.</p></em><br /><br /><p><strong>(Pictured above) Design Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Furnace Creek Visitor Center at Death Valley National Park</strong></p><p><strong>Advocacy Award of Excellence:</strong> <strong>Peavey Plaza&nbsp; </strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/25kq3j1mbfs6pklu.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Award of Excellence: Curating the City: Modern Architecture in L.A. Website&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xw/xw3pcfre838l0z6j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit</strong>: <strong>The Arboretum (formerly the Garden Grove Community Church)&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/l7/l7sdahbzj48llqg6.jpg"></p><p><strong>Advocacy Citation of Merit: Miami Marine Stadium </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6qsnyh78otczb0j.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Stillman and Huvelle Houses, Litchfield, CT</strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y9/y98gik82c8lx7hmy.jpg"></p><p><strong>Design Citation of Merit: Trenton Bath House and Day Camp Pavilions&nbsp; </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/08/084qijd9gem4rjcl.jpg"></p><p><strong>Survey Citation of Merit: North Carolina Modernist Houses, Inc. </strong><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/a1/a1y8qot6yt1ftvu4.jpg"></p><p>Find more on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/winners_of_modernism_in_america_awards_renew_value_of_modern_architecture/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/93093508/finalists-for-dawntown-s-2nd-design-build-competition Finalists for DawnTown’s 2nd Design/Build Competition Justine Testado 2014-02-08T02:25:00-05:00 >2014-02-11T14:32:32-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/af/afvswck8fsmiox6u.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Fifteen finalists in DawnTown's second annual Design/Build Competition still have a chance to design the next temporary installation at HistoryMiami in Downtown Miami's Cultural Center.</p><p>In phase one of the competition, the jury received over 100 portfolio submissions from around the world -- although mostly from the U.S. Teams submitted works that conveyed their design philosophies.</p><p>The finalists have received the competition program and schedule.</p><p>The finalists are:</p><ul><li><strong>Dimitri Damiel Kim</strong> - Xmanifold ADRL, New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA</li><li><strong>Diogo Aguiar, Joao Jesus &amp; Teresa Otto</strong> - LIKE Architects, Porto, Portugal</li><li><strong>Emily Abruzzo &amp; Gerald Brodziak </strong>- Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Brooklyn, NY</li><li><strong>Meg Jackson, Michael Gonzales &amp; Damian Artiega</strong> - MMD Design, Houston, TX</li><li><strong>Nils Rainer Schultz &amp; Hans Feyerabend</strong> - Berlin, Germany; Miami, FL</li><li><strong>Stewart Hicks &amp; Allison Newmeyer</strong> - Design With Company, Chicago, IL</li><li><strong>Katie MacDonald &amp; Kyle Schumann</strong> - After Architecture, New York, NY</li><li><strong>Wendy W Fok, Evelyn Tilney &amp; Jenny Chow</strong> - atel...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/92916995/boston-society-of-architects-presents-the-2013-design-award-winners Boston Society of Architects presents the 2013 Design Award Winners Justine Testado 2014-02-05T13:26:00-05:00 >2014-04-02T13:02:18-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7x/7xx24wimxzzx2ktj.jpg" width="514" height="402" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Recognizing the best design throughout Massachusetts and the New England region, the Boston Society of Architects (BSA) revealed the winners of the 2013 BSA Design Awards. Winners received awards in several Programs like Accessible Design; Education Facilities Design; John M. Clancy Awards for Socially Responsible Housing; Sustainable Design; Unbuilt Architecture and Design; Honor Award for Design Excellence; and the Harleston Parker Medal.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Check out a selection of the winning projects.<br><br><strong>Pictured above:</strong> Honor Awards for Design Excellence, Honor Award Education Facilities Design (K-12 Facilities Design) and Winner of the Harleston Parker Medal:<strong> Jonathan Levi Architects with Stantec Architecture for Roger E. Wellington Elementary School</strong></p><p>Honor Award Education Facilities Design (Higher Education Facilities Design): <strong>Leers Weinzapfel Associates for University of Connecticut Social Sciences and Classroom Buildings, Oak and Laurel Halls</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d8/d8h1ouubdjb03r0w.jpg"></p><p>Honor Awards for Design Excellence:<strong> Flansburgh Architects for American International School of Johannesburg New Aquatics Center.</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xz/xz7wyet9td5xx472.jpg"><br><br>Honor Award John M. Clancy Award for Socially Responsible Housing: <strong>Dattner Architects and Grimshaw Architects for Via Verde&mdash;The Green Way.</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/0k/0kbzdfu0yd88geg7.jpg"><br><br>Honor Award Unbuilt Architecture and Design: <strong>over,under and Harry Gugger Studio with Seis Arquitectos for Museo Maya de America</strong><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8g/8gcs6qix1mdqjkmx.jpg"><br><br>Find the full list of winners on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/boston_society_of_architects_presents_the_3rd_bsa_design_awards/" 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/88692390/modu-s-weather-un-control-exhibition-explores-the-post-sandy-indoor-air-environment MODU’s “Weather (Un)Control” exhibition explores the post-Sandy indoor air environment Justine Testado 2013-12-12T18:20:00-05:00 >2013-12-16T18:50:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/zi/zi2vsu56l9wsxkwn.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As America's East Coast continues to recover from Hurricane Sandy, MODU's recently completed "Weather (Un)control" exhibition of the Marfa Dialogues/NY highlights an overlooked issue of the storm's aftermath that still remains: the invisible contaminants in indoor air.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The installation features drawings made from artificial dust and static electricity to address the current shortsighted methods for indoor air quality inspection and a "right" to better indoor air.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xx/xxb108s3baka3616.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u3/u3e2o4fp59hk3p0n.jpg" title=""><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ev/ev9kufekyrm0oylb.jpg" title=""></p> <p> Photos by Brett Beyer.</p> <p> More info at <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/modus_weather_uncontrol_exhibition_explores_the_post-sandy_indoor_air_envir/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/88220565/stalactite-by-aptum-architecture-warming-huts-v-2014-competition-entry "Stalactite" by APTUM Architecture - Warming Huts v. 2014 competition entry Justine Testado 2013-12-06T15:41:00-05:00 >2013-12-09T18:19:10-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/4i/4i40y6o4o33ewbf4.jpg" width="514" height="254" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Here's a pretty cool Warming Huts v. 2014 submission we received from APTUM Architecture, based in the U.S. and Switzerland. As its name states, APTUM's warming hut proposal was inspired by stalactite formations that hang from the ceilings of caves.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ad/adu9gwryhvv1m0k2.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/y5/y5iw2r5pf42s54kz.jpg" title=""><br><br><br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gons4fxo3l7t4dk4.jpg" title=""><br> Head over to <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/stalactite_by_aptum_architecture_-_warming_huts_v_2014_competition_entry/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a> to learn more.</p> <p> <em>Images courtesy of APTUM.</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/86523039/submit-your-proposal-to-the-aiany-enya-queensway-connection-competition-by-january-2014 Submit your proposal to the AIANY ENYA “Queensway Connection” competition by January 2014 Justine Testado 2013-11-14T12:36:00-05:00 >2014-07-07T20:10:21-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fw/fwtas4ahf0z446r8.jpg" width="514" height="710" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> "<a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/competition/queensway_connection_elevating_the_public_realm/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Queensway Connection: Elevating the Public Realm</a>," the sixth biennial competition from the AIANY's Emerging New York Architects (ENYA) committee is open for submissions until <strong>January 6th, 2014.</strong></p> <p> The competition will support <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/wxy_dlandstudio_selected_for_queensway_feasibility_study" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the feasibility study</a> &mdash; currently being conducted by <a href="http://www.wxystudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">WXY Architecture + Urban Design</a> and <a href="http://www.dlandstudio.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">dlandstudio</a> &mdash; as part of the process to transform the abandoned railway into a recreational area for the surrounding communities in central and southern Queens.</p> <p> "Queensway Connection" welcomes all design student and young professionals &mdash; not limited to architects, artists, engineers, landscape architects, urban designers and planners &mdash; to submit their ideas.</p> <p> After the submissions deadline, the Jury will deliberate in February. Winners will be announced in March 2014.</p> <p> The Jury:</p> <ul><li> <strong>Susan Chin</strong>, FAIA, Executive Director of the Design Trust for Public Space.</li> <li> <strong>Margaret Newman</strong>, FAIA, LEED AP, Chief of Staff to Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan at New York City Department ...</li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/85448700/50th-anniversary-of-nyc-penn-station-demolition-to-be-honored-by-staged-reading-and-panel-highlighting-the-debate-on-historic-preservation 50th anniversary of NYC Penn Station demolition to be honored by staged reading and panel highlighting the debate on historic preservation Justine Testado 2013-10-31T14:49:00-04:00 >2013-11-01T18:39:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/uj/uj5m5jzx1o8bwd3m.jpg" width="514" height="347" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Eternal Space will visually recreate the marvel of the former Pennsylvania Station using the actual photographs that documented the station&rsquo;s demise. [...] Using the latest in projection technology these arresting photographs will speak to the tragic demolition of an American architectural masterpiece [...] On the 50th anniversary of that great loss, The Eternal Space will pay tribute to the station and the gifted photographers who worked to immortalize it.</p></em><br /><br /><p> Architects, historians, and all urban enthusiasts are invited to a free evening event that will acknowledge the <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/event/lights_camera_demolition_nycs_penn_station_recalled_on_stage_in_pictures/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">50th anniversary of the demolition of NYC's Pennsylvania Station</a> on Nov. 6 at the AIA | NY Center for Architecture. Hosted by <a href="http://cfa.aiany.org/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">AIA | NY</a>, the program will begin with a live reading of selected scenes from <a href="http://theeternalspaceplay.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>The Eternal Space</em></a>, a two-man stage play set during the Penn Station's demolition, which began on Oct. 28, 1963.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v2/v2bosdin5syvf30z.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The play presents a dialogue on the value of old vs. new, past vs. present, and all the timeless arguments that come with them that last to this day. The Eternal Space also points out the ongoing yet overlooked debate on the preservation of historic structures in New York and throughout the U.S. Never-published photography of the demolition from some of the subject's most notable photographers will provide the scenic backdrop for the staged reading.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/64/64pxmxnjsp514b3i.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The reading will be followed by&#8203; a panel discussion &mdash; moderated by <a href="http://ny.curbed.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Curbed NY</a> Senior Editor Hana Alberts ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/65584232/the-bullitt-centre-a-green-american-icon The Bullitt Centre: A Green American Icon Anna Johnson 2013-01-16T12:54:00-05:00 >2013-01-21T10:13:30-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0wf2bu7x53275mt.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>A brand new green building project is set to become one of the world&rsquo;s most sustainable commercial office builds not for the new and innovative technology it has implemented but for the unique approach to green building the developers have taken.</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/62421865/will-this-be-the-world-s-greenest-skyscraper Will This Be The World’s Greenest Skyscraper? Anna Johnson 2012-11-30T01:03:00-05:00 >2012-11-30T01:03:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/us/usayp8wkoaj47q95.jpg" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Holistic sustainability is a notion too often forgotten in a global industry heavily focused delivering on green ideals. While the notion of green building is an umbrella under which all things related to environmentally responsible construction and design efforts are categorized, the green sector actually falls under the broad-reaching holistic sustainability model.</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/35073944/u-s-pavilion-at-13th-venice-architecture-biennale-launches-website-and-open-call-for-projects U.S. Pavilion at 13th Venice Architecture Biennale Launches Website and Open Call for Projects Alexander Walter 2012-01-19T15:06:00-05:00 >2012-08-27T18:02:52-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ur/ur54nxc0sine1itz.jpg" width="514" height="272" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The U.S. Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale, devoted to the theme Spontaneous Interventions: Design Actions for the Common Good, has launched a new website to share information about the exhibition and to broaden the call for projects to be considered for inclusion.</p></em><br /><br /><p> <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/171933/venice-biennale-2012" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here</a> to see more Archinect News posts related to the 13th International Architecture Exhibition of the Venice Biennale.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/16528272/9-5-billion-in-federal-architecture-and-engineering-spending-predicted-by-2016 $9.5 Billion in Federal Architecture and Engineering Spending Predicted by 2016 Alexander Walter 2011-08-11T18:35:50-04:00 >2011-08-11T18:36:19-04:00 <em><p>Deltek's "Federal Architecture &amp; Engineering Market Outlook, 2011-2016" report shows that while overall agency budgets are under tremendous pressure, policy initiatives that drive cost savings will create opportunities specifically for architecture and engineering firms, and provide modest federal market growth over the next five years.</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/1902069/berkeley-prof-reimagines-us-mexico-border Berkeley Prof Reimagines US / Mexico Border Paul Petrunia 2011-04-05T19:10:45-04:00 >2011-11-29T20:46:03-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/38/385e4e3e66c08e0da37758ba7d764aa2.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>&ldquo;It would be easy for me to raise a picket sign and as an architect say, &lsquo;Down with this wall!&rsquo;&rdquo; Rael said in a release. &ldquo;I have to accept the wall because it exists, but as a designer I see that something better is possible. Why not do something intelligent, something incredible? I envision not just a &lsquo;dumb wall,&rsquo; but a social infrastructure that connects and improves lives on both sides.&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>