Archinect - Press Release 2014-04-25T04:57:27-04:00 Innovation and Creativity have been the bedrock of our firm. B+TIC 2014-04-24T09:51:22-04:00 >2014-04-24T10:08:05-04:00 <p>&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <img src="" title="" alt=""></p><p><strong>Can we have an Insight into your background?</strong></p><p>I am from Ibadan in Oyo-State; I had my primary, secondary school and A levels in Ibadan. I have a master&rsquo;s degree in Environmental Design in Architecture from University of Lagos, and I had a stint in carpentry, custom and commercial interiors for 2 years upon graduation.&nbsp; Between while in the university, I was editor of a soft sell magazine called &ldquo;GOODTIMES&rdquo;. It was a quarterly, we did 2 editions which sold out but couldn&rsquo;t continue because the 2 principal partners fell out. I guess you can say that I have a passion for all sectors of the creative industries.</p><p><strong>What motivated you to become an architect?</strong></p><p>To me architecture is the ability to distill and call forth order out of disorder. To envision possibilities which marry form and function, aesthetics and the requirements to fulfill and perform human endeavors within the realm of t...</p> Quackenbush Architects + Planners Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary P. Douglas Quackenbush 2014-04-24T09:13:12-04:00 >2014-04-24T09:13:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="199" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>COLUMBIA, SC&nbsp;<em>-&nbsp;</em>April 22, 2014&nbsp;<strong>-&nbsp;</strong>Quackenbush Architects + Planners, celebrating its 10-year anniversary throughout the year 2014, has experienced exponential growth since being founded in 2004 in Columbia, South Carolina by Douglas Quackenbush AIA LEED AP.</p><p>Over the past decade, the full-service firm has consistently taken a collaborative, community-focused approach in planning and designing eco-friendly projects for a wide range of clients. In the process, the company has earned a position as one of the leading architecture firms in the state.</p><p>While the industry has evolved in many ways since the firm's inception, Quackenbush, the company's president, has observed an increased emphasis on sustainable building practices across the board.</p><p>"High performance/sustainable buildings are becoming the new normal, not just the exception," notes Quackenbush. "This is a very exciting development for our firm, because it means our services and expertise become more and more valuable."</p><p>Rapid technolog...</p> Quackenbush Architects + Planners Announces New Hire P. Douglas Quackenbush 2014-04-24T09:08:57-04:00 >2014-04-24T09:08:57-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>COLUMBIA, SC &ndash; December 2, 2013 &ndash; Quackenbush Architects + Planners welcomes Kenneth A. Whitted, RA, CTD, to the firm as staff architect.&nbsp;<br><br>A construction documents specialist, Whitted has over 15 years of experience in the architectural design and production industry. His work spans a variety of projects, including educational facilities and historic preservation efforts. A highlight prior to coming to Q+, he says, was being part of a team to design a new elementary school prototype for Richland County District Two. In addition to construction documentation, Whitted performed and oversaw construction administration activities, including weekly meetings, construction observation and submittal review, for the Polo Road and Sandlapper Elementary Schools, opening in 2006. His initial work at Quackenbush will focus on the Lexington 5 Middle School project.<br><br>Whitted enjoys the challenges of design and construction, one of which involved the development of the Allen University Master Plan, a ...</p> Muller Road Middle School Achieves LEED for Schools Certification P. Douglas Quackenbush 2014-04-24T09:05:53-04:00 >2014-04-24T09:07:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a title="Dan Gerst" rel="author" href=";goback=%2Egde_2690400_member_5856482942200610819" target="_blank">Dan Gerst</a>&nbsp;Competitive Intelligence &amp; Business Development</p><p>The U.S. Green Building Council just announced that Muller Road Middle School has earned LEED for Schools Certification. Quackenbush Architects + Planners designed the 176,000 square foot school for Richland School District Two. It has also received Merit Awards from the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and from the South Carolina Chapter of the Council of Educational Facility Planners International.<br><br>Located in the rapidly growing Blythe&shy;wood area, the new middle school is designed for an initial population of 1050 students. The 17-acre site includes play fields, a planned area for a future center magnet program, and an ample amount of open green space. Preferential parking is given to carpools and low-emitting vehicles, and bicycle infrastructure is also provided.<br><br>The building is organized around a large courtyard providing outdoor learning and teaching spaces via a pavilion and landscaped areas. T...</p> SCI-Arc Director, Faculty Attend Lebbeus Woods Tribute Celebration at The Cooper Union sciarcnews 2014-04-23T18:07:48-04:00 >2014-04-24T14:29:15-04:00 <p><img src=""></p><p>A group of noted architects and close friends of visionary architect and draftsman <strong>Lebbeus Woods</strong> (1940-2012) will gather at <a href="" target="_blank">The Cooper Union on Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26</a> for a symposium honoring the life, work and fearless nature with which the late architect created.</p><p>Among the participants, SCI-Arc Director <strong>Eric Owen Moss</strong>, trustee <strong>Thom Mayne</strong>, and design faculty <strong>Alexis Rochas</strong> and <strong>Dwayne Oyler</strong> will deliver speeches on their collaboration with Woods, emphasizing, among many other projects, a recent exhibition curated for the SCI-Arc Gallery, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Lebbeus Woods is An Archetype</em></a>.</p><p>Symposium topics include the importance of Woods&rsquo;s writing, his blog, his insistence on tectonics, and his openness to collaboration. The event's impressive panelist line-up includes <strong>Peter Cook</strong>, <strong>Neil Denari</strong>, <strong>Steven Holl</strong>, <strong>Zaha Hadid</strong>, <strong>Zvi Hecker</strong>, <strong>Sanford Kwinter</strong>, <strong>Peter Noever</strong>, <strong>Wolf Prix</strong>, <strong>Michael Sorkin</strong>, and <strong>Anthony Vidler</strong>.</p><p>More about the event <a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Eight Inc. designs the new headquarters in New York City eightinc 2014-04-23T11:53:55-04:00 >2014-04-23T11:53:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Eight Inc.</a> recently teamed up and donated design services to <a href="" target="_blank"></a> for their new headquarters in New York City. is a national non-profit that has channeled over $237 million in books, art supplies, field trips, and other resources to more than a million students in low-income public schools.</p><p>A rapidly growing organization, transitioned from a traditional office space to a floor of a beautiful open loft building in the Garment District.&nbsp; In the move to a larger space, they sought additional conference rooms, better light quality, less clutter, and the ability to accommodate future growth in an effortless and uniform way. All while upgrading the design to a more modern and sophisticated aesthetic. By designing a space with minimal traditional walls, millwork display walls that dual as storage units, and flexible work tables, the Eight Inc. design team was able to achieve these parameters in a simple and straightforward layout.&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;Eight Inc. to...</p> Urban Salon appointed by The National Gallery to design 'Rembrandt: The Finest Years' exhibition Urban Salon 2014-04-23T11:36:12-04:00 >2014-04-24T12:46:07-04:00 <p>Urban Salon has recently been appointed as exhibition designers for the National Gallery&rsquo;s</p><p>winter 2014 exhibition, &ldquo;Rembrandt: The Finest Years&rdquo;. Urban Salon will be collaborating with</p><p>graphic designer, Martin McGrath. This project marks the first time that Urban Salon has worked</p><p>for the National Gallery.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The exhibition opens on 15 October 2014 and is organised by the National Gallery in</p><p>collaboration with the Rijksmuseum. The show focuses on the passion and innovation of</p><p>Rembrandt&rsquo;s late works and will feature approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints</p><p>including key works lent by European and North American museums.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Alex Mowat, Director at Urban Salon said:</p><p>&ldquo;We are delighted to be working with the National Gallery to bring to life the genius, innovation</p><p>and honesty of Rembrandt&rsquo;s later works.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Urban Salon has created exhibitions for clients including the V&amp;A, the British Library, the Science</p><p>Museum, the Barbican Art Gallery, Southampton City Council, the Imperial War Museum North...</p> San Diego’s NewSchool of Architecture and Design Wins Two of Five Top Awards at Statewide Competition: Cal Poly Design Village 2014 NewSchoolSanDiego 2014-04-22T20:43:00-04:00 >2014-04-22T20:48:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>San Diego&mdash;April 15, 2014&mdash;</strong>A team of <a href="" target="_blank">NewSchool of Architecture and Design</a> (NSAD) students earned two out of five awards at the prestigious Cal Poly Design Village 2014 competition April 11-13 in the categories of &ldquo;People&rsquo;s Choice/Most Contagious&rdquo; and &ldquo;Most Habitable.&rdquo; NSAD has a long tradition of winning top honors at the annual event, which draws architecture and design students from all over California.</p><p>The teams developed entries based on this year&rsquo;s design competition&rsquo;s theme of &ldquo;Biologics.&rdquo; The winning structure, called &ldquo;The Rotation of Living,&rdquo; was inspired by the shape of a cell. The resulting wheel-like design was made of wood sheets, steel tubes and solar panels to generate energy for the LED lighting. Members of that team, which won the two awards, were: Guillermo Menjivar, Salvador Vicente, Aipeng Fang and Juan Cruz. Two other NSAD teams participated in the event. One of the teams&nbsp; - consisting of Alex Angeline, Daniel Facanha, Mallory Boyd and Paula Sigala - created a desig...</p> VIDEO: NSAD-Bjarke Ingels Group Studio's “String Theory” Applied to San Diego Downtown Railway Depot/Marine Terminal NewSchoolSanDiego 2014-04-22T20:02:37-04:00 >2014-04-24T13:16:39-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="256" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Camden Wade and Steven Hansen of <a href="" target="_blank">NewSchool of Architecture and Design</a> in San Diego developed design ideas for a section of San Diego County&rsquo;s <a href=";fuseaction=projects.detail" target="_blank">Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project</a> &ndash; a regional plan to strengthen transportation options along the region&rsquo;s coastal areas. The concepts were produced during a special NSAD design studio course co-taught by Kai-Uwe Bergmann, a partner at Bjarke Ingels Group, and NSAD instructor and local architect Frank Wolden. The students in the studio identified seven areas for intervention through an approach called &nbsp;&ldquo;String Theory&rdquo; that addresses the region&rsquo;s urban development issues. This project is one of the seven areas of focus.</p><p><strong>To see a video depiction of the project, please scroll to the bottom of this post.</strong></p><p><strong>Area of Intervention: </strong>San Diego&rsquo;s Downtown Railway Depot and Marine Terminal</p><p><strong>Synposis:</strong> The Downtown Railway Depot and Marine Terminal&nbsp; has been a historical part in San Diego&rsquo;s past working waterfront. Playing a major role in the distribution of go...</p> Won Competition!! Teualdys Diaz 2014-04-22T16:11:21-04:00 >2014-04-22T16:11:21-04:00 <p>Thrilled!! Invited to collaborate with an amazing company developing a proposal for a private competition and we won!!!</p> BASKERVILL-DESIGNED SOMANATH SENIOR APARTMENTS WINS EARTHCRAFT VIRGINIA SUSTAINABLE LEADERSHIP AWARD laurenlicklider 2014-04-22T10:16:59-04:00 >2014-04-22T10:16:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RICHMOND, VA (April 22, 2013) &ndash; Baskervill is excited to announce that Somanath Senior Apartments was awarded a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Sustainable Leadership Award</a>&nbsp;for best Multifamily New Construction of the Year by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">EarthCraft Virginia</a>.&nbsp;Celebrating the best in sustainable, affordable, and energy-efficient homes, the Sustainable Leadership Awards honor builders and projects that are leading the way in high-performance home building.</p><p>"It's great that this project was recognized as a model for multifamily projects," said&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Mark Larson, AIA</a>, principal architect for the project. "This project demonstrates that sustainable design can be incorporated into any development, and we couldn't be happier with the community-wide support and acceptance."</p><p>Baskervill worked with the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Better Housing Coalition</a>&nbsp;on the second phase of a larger redevelopment initiative to revitalize Beckstoffer's Mill in Richmond's historic Church Hill neighborhood. The project includes two senior apartment buildings that are EarthCraft-certified:...</p> RM Studio wins China Outstanding Commercial Architecture Design Award at the 11th China Commercial Real Estate Summit RM Studio 2014-04-21T00:00:44-04:00 >2014-04-21T00:09:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="545" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RM Studio has won the China Outstanding Commercial Architecture Design Award at the 11th China Commercial Real Estate Summit. The award ceremony took place in Beijing on March 28th, 2014 and was hosted by the China Commercial Real Estate Association. Mr. Marco Vitali General Manager of the RM Studio received the award on behalf of the studio. RM Studio won the award for its design of the <a href="" target="_blank">Shishi Yangneiting Mixed Use Project</a>.</p> Design for Commercial Diversity in Cities asevtsuk 2014-04-20T09:35:36-04:00 >2014-04-20T09:36:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This map of Bugis - one of the most diverse and intense areas of Singapore - is a the results of a detailed survey by the City Form Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It depicts all the outdoor and publicly accessible indoor spaces within a 10-minute walking radius of the Bugis metro station, including 696 buildings, 4,952 ground floor entrances, 3,435 businesses and 2,500 dwelling units across all floors. The study explored how urban design, policy and planning can support diverse commercial activities. These ideas are highlighted in the related infographic as ten design and policy lessons that may be generalized for achieving diverse and inclusive commercial environments elsewhere.</p><p>The maps were originally published Urban Solutions issue #4, February 2014.</p> BASKERVILL SELECTED AS DESIGN FIRM FOR THE 17TH STREET MARKET REVITALIZATION laurenlicklider 2014-04-15T09:39:22-04:00 >2014-04-21T20:02:26-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RICHMOND, VA (April 15, 2014) &ndash; Baskervill is excited to announce its award of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">17th Street Market</a>&nbsp;project in the Shockoe Bottom district of Richmond, Virginia. Working closely alongside the community, Baskervill is transforming the historic market into a lively outdoor community living room.</p><p>The design focuses on creating a pedestrian-oriented and vibrant public plaza that will serve as a versatile gathering place for all, from urban professionals and young families to senior residents and tourists.</p><p>"We were inspired by the energetic piazzas found throughout Europe, as well as the dynamic public spaces closer to home, such as Bryant Park in New York City and Downtown Mall in Charlottesville," said Principal&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Burt Pinnock, AIA</a>.</p><p>A key element to the plan includes removing the existing market structure to maximize the space's flexibility.&nbsp;The design also features artistic landscaping to create a variety of distinct seating areas, an interactive fountain, a flexible wiring system to sup...</p> The Urban Salon designed 'Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014' exhibition opens in London's V&A Urban Salon 2014-04-14T12:38:33-04:00 >2014-04-21T19:55:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Urban Salon designed exhibition, &lsquo;The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014&rsquo; opened at the V&amp;A on 5 April 2014. The exhibition&nbsp;explores Italy&rsquo;s dynamic fashion industry over the past 70 years and features more than 100 ensembles from leading Italian&nbsp;fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Valentino and Versace as well as a vintage Vespa, archive photographs, video footage&nbsp;and Bulgari jewels.</p><p>The brief was to develop an environment that brings to life the craftsmanship and the exceptional quality of the techniques,&nbsp;materials and expertise that have contributed to Italian fashion&rsquo;s reputation, while letting the objects speak for themselves. The&nbsp;exhibition is arranged into a number of different sections all with very different moods.</p><p>The exhibition opens with a 4.8m high wall clad in unfinished Italian travertine stone tiles. In the first section, a full height black&nbsp;and white image of a bombed Florence streetscape marks the start point of the exhibition. From there, Italy&rsquo;s dramatic&nbsp;tra...</p> Exploring the Role of the Liaison/Curator Masotta 2014-04-11T15:13:12-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:45:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 10, 2014-Joel Chappo AIA, a senior designer at Parallax, has helped orchestrate the &ldquo;2x8: Evolve&rdquo; exhibition at the A &amp; D Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition aims to showcase exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California, and award scholarships to winning entrants. A panel of judges, composed of designers and architects, will announce and award a winner from the exhibitors at the show&rsquo;s opening on April 11th.</p><p>The installation features a display system designed by Julia Koerner, Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al Rawi which features twisted surface geometries that serve as a framework for student projects.</p><p>Joel initially became involved with the Academic Outreach Committee as a volunteer in 2004 while pursuing his California architect&rsquo;s license. Since then, he has helped coordinate the event in part because &ldquo;it&rsquo;s an engaging evening that helps faculty, students, and the larger design community connect and interact.&rdquo; The show runs from April 1...</p> New photos from the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Anna Melendez 2014-04-10T17:29:46-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:06:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="786" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To celebrate National Architecture Week we are presenting new photos of our award-winning project in our website.</p><p>Take a look!</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Sterling College and Yestermorrow Design/Build School Announce Partnership Kate Stephenson 2014-04-09T16:12:39-04:00 >2014-04-21T19:25:21-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Two schools will collaborate on credits, curriculum,<em><strong> </strong></em>and &ldquo;From Forest to Forge&rdquo; class</em></strong></p><p><strong>FEBRUARY 20, 2014&mdash;CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT&mdash;</strong>Yestermorrow Design/ Build School and Sterling College announced today that they are partnering to offer a broad range of hands-on design and construction courses to students.</p><p>Sterling College and Yestermorrow will launch this collaboration with the class &ldquo;From Forest to Forge.&rdquo; This course is a two-week summer intensive, centered on the building of a blacksmithing shop at the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Sterling.</p><p>Through this unique partnership, students of all ages can earn continuing education units for attending Yestermorrow courses, and Sterling College undergraduates can integrate coursework at Yestermorrow into their overall degree plan, with the option to earn minors in Woodworking, Natural Building, and Sustainable Building and Design.</p><p>Kate Stephenson, the Executive Director for Yestermorrow, said, &ldquo;We are thril...</p> NSAD Instructor Joseph F. Kennedy to Present Research at ACSA Conference April 10-12 NewSchoolSanDiego 2014-04-08T20:05:51-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:22:46-04:00 <img src="" width="485" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>San Diego&mdash;April 8, 2014&mdash;</strong> &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">NewSchool of Architecture and Design</a> (NSAD) instructor Joseph F. Kennedy is presenting a research paper on &ldquo;Catalytic Approaches to Humanitarian Design&rdquo; during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting April 10-12 in Miami Beach, Florida. The paper outlines recommendations on preparing a new generation of designers to address the complex needs of global communities.</p><p>Kennedy is co-founder of the organization <a title="Builders without Borders" href="" target="_blank">Builders without Borders,</a> an international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of local, affordable materials in construction. He specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development, and he has taught all over the world. In his paper, Kennedy explains how designers and architects can be better prepared to meet the needs of global communities with specific challenges, such as communities displaced by war and environmental disasters and in areas with limited economic and materials reso...</p> Canadian Architect Brigitte Shim at NewSchool of Architecture and Design April 16 NewSchoolSanDiego 2014-04-08T20:03:46-04:00 >2014-04-08T20:04:01-04:00 <img src="" width="158" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>San Diego&mdash;April 1, 2014&mdash;</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">NewSchool of Architecture and Design</a> (NSAD) announces a public lecture April 16 featuring Brigitte Shim, principal of the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Shim and her firm&rsquo;s partner are recipients of a prestigious national medal that recognizes the duo&rsquo;s professional contributions as representing &ldquo;the best of Canadian design to the world.&rdquo; &nbsp;Shim&rsquo;s presentation is part of NSAD&rsquo;s lecture series featuring global designers, and it will take place at the school auditorium, 1249 F Street in San Diego starting at 7 p.m.</p><p>The event is free and open to the public. Shim&rsquo;s lecture, &ldquo;In + Out,&rdquo; explores work that straddles the artificial line between the interior and exterior. Registration required to ensure seating: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Shim, along with her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe formed their architectural design practice <a href="" target="_blank">Shim-Sutcliffe Architects</a> in 1994, reflecting the...</p> State of Tennessee to Sell Award-Winning New Norris House UTCoAD 2014-04-08T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T18:16:24-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The state of Tennessee is selling one of the greenest homes in the state&mdash;the&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">New Norris House</a></strong>.</p><p>Sealed bids will be taken through 1:30 p.m. (CST) on May 5. An open house will be held April 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at 143 Oak Road, Norris, Tennessee. (See&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">real estate flyer</a></strong>.)</p><p>The New Norris House was completed in 2011 after a student-led team worked for three years to bring the concept, first conceived in a classroom, to a modern and appealing home.</p><p>The house is a technologically advanced reinterpretation of the historic homes first built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933 as part of the Norris Dam project. It has become a nationally recognized model for efficient and sustainable living.</p><p>The UT College of Architecture and Design led the project, which was executed in cooperation with the community to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Norris community. Four other UT departments and a variety of corporate and industry partners supported the project. The project was launched w...</p> UT Architecture and Design to Open Studio and Lab in Downtown Knoxville UTCoAD 2014-04-08T15:10:09-04:00 >2014-04-08T15:11:22-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The <strong><a href="" target="_blank">University of Tennessee</a></strong> is investing in downtown Knoxville by renovating and furnishing a historic North Gay Street property for a new studio, gallery, and fabrication lab.</p><p>UT is leasing the 20,000-square-foot building known as the Jewel at 525 North Gay Street for several <strong><a href="" target="_blank">College of Architecture and Design</a></strong> programs. The building&rsquo;s glass storefront will house a new studio and gallery, and two floors of industrial space will be designated for a fabrication laboratory known as the&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">UT Fab Lab</a></strong>.</p><p>The first year will involve $130,000 in renovations and the installation of equipment and furnishings worth $550,000.</p><p>&ldquo;The building once served as a Cadillac dealership and will be the perfect location for sharing the energy and ideas of our students with the public,&rdquo; said Scott Poole, dean of the College of Architecture and Design.</p><p>&ldquo;Our new space on North Gay will allow us to continue to have a presence in downtown Knoxville during this exciting moment in the city&rsquo;s revitalization,&rdquo; sa...</p> UT Launches Smart Communities Initiative; Cleveland, Tenn., is First City Partner UTCoAD 2014-04-08T15:00:57-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:17:00-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The city of Cleveland, Tenn., has been chosen as the first partner city for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's new service-learning program, the Smart Communities Initiative. The partnership begins this fall.</p><p>"Through the Smart Communities Initiative, we're going to partner faculty and students with cities, counties, special districts and other municipal groups to engage in real-world problem solving aimed at improving the region's economy, environmental sustainability and social integrity," said Kelly Ellenburg, campus coordinator for service-learning within the Provost's Office.</p><p>SCI projects could be part of a course or form the basis of an independent study project. Faculty would receive funding to support projects and needed travel.</p><p>The goals of the SCI are to help students gain real-world experience and make valuable contacts in the community. It will be a component of UT's new Quality Enhancement Plan, which in turn is an important part of the Southern Association...</p> UT Landscape Architecture Professor Receives Research Fellowship UTCoAD 2014-04-08T14:58:12-04:00 >2014-04-08T14:58:12-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;An assistant professor of <a href="" target="_blank">landscape architecture</a> and plant sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received a research fellowship to develop performance evaluation methods for regional landscape projects.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Brad Collett</a> was recently named a 2014 research fellow of the Case Study Investigation Program of the <a href="" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture Foundation</a>.</p><p>The program is a collaboration-based initiative that pairs student-faculty teams with leading design professionals to document the benefits of high-performance landscape projects.</p><p>Collett and a team of graduate students in the UT Landscape Architecture Program will work with design firms <a href="" target="_blank">Hargreaves</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a>. Together they will develop landscape performance evaluation methods, metrics, and case studies for the city of Chattanooga's Renaissance Park, the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail, and Perkins + Will's Atlanta office.</p><p>"Performance-based design represents a relatively new genre of landscape architectural practic...</p> BASKERVILL APPOINTS ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS AND ASSOCIATES laurenlicklider 2014-04-08T13:56:36-04:00 >2014-04-08T13:56:36-04:00 <img src="" width="216" height="216" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RICHMOND, VA (April 8, 2014) &ndash; Baskervill is pleased to announce the appointment of two new associate principals and four new associates. New associate principals include Alan W. Davis, RA, LEED AP BD+C, and Jay Woodburn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. New associates include Elizabeth Temple, Jennifer L. Compton, NEWH, LEED AP, Patricia Lopez, LEED AP ID+C, and Tracey Gould.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Alan Davis</a>, associate principal, is a registered architect, project manager, and business development professional for the financial services and corporate office divisions, providing clients such as&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Union First Market Bank</a>, Essex Bank, Wells Fargo, and FedFinancial Federal Credit Union with successful design solutions to meet their organizational goals. He is an active member of the Virginia Credit Union League, the Maryland &amp; DC Credit Union Association, the Virginia Bankers Association, and the Virginia Association of Community Banks. Speaking engagements include "The Branch of the Future" at the Virginia Association of C...</p> Plans for Phase Three of Battersea Power Station development revealed fosterpartners 2014-04-08T10:27:49-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:06:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Phase Three, a key part of the regeneration of the Battersea site, has been designed by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners and includes new homes and a new high street, known as The Electric Boulevard, in an area to the south of the landmark Battersea Power Station.</p><p>The Electric Boulevard will be the main gateway to the 42-acre development, connecting the Northern Line Extension station with the Power Station. The phase includes more than 1,300 homes in a range of sizes and styles in two zones on either side of the boulevard, as well as a 160-room hotel, retail spaces, restaurants and leisure facilities.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Read more</strong></a></p> Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to open Campus Hoogvliet WielAretsArchitects 2014-04-08T05:45:28-04:00 >2014-04-14T03:30:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Today in Rotterdam Her Majesty Queen M&aacute;xima of the Netherlands will officially open Campus Hoogvliet</strong>, from 10:00-11:15, during a ceremony set to take place on the campus' main square. After the officiation the campus will open its doors to the public, allowing neighborhood residents a chance to tour the interior of the non-public buildings, such as the schools and housing, as well as the campus' fully public buildings, which include sports facilities, shops, and small caf&eacute;s.</p><p>Campus Hoogvliet<br>April 8th, 2014 10:00-13:30</p><p>Lengweg<br>3192 BM Rotterdam<br>the Netherlands</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read more about Campus Hoogvliet</a></p> IIT CoA awarded 'D&AD Award 2014' for the publication NOWNESS WielAretsArchitects 2014-04-07T08:25:30-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:59:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>In March 2013 the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture (IIT CoA) published NOWNESS to coincide with the investiture of Wiel Arets as its Dean.</strong> The publication&ndash;which formalizes the focus of the school's 2013-2014 academic year&ndash;was recently honored with an 'In Book' award for its design by Dutch graphic designer Edwin van Gelder, from the 'Design &amp; Art Direction Awards'. The organization was founded in Britain in 1962, and is recognized globally for its 'promotion of excellence in design and advertising'; its awards are some of the most coveted in the graphic industry. The publication, which is no longer available in print, is available for download from IIT's website.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Download&nbsp;<em>NOWNESS</em></a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">View the publication at D&amp;AD</a></p> Mecanoo’s design for university of Cambridge housing scheme receives planning approval mecanoo PR 2014-04-07T05:43:10-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:06:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On Wednesday 19 March, the design by Mecanoo for 232 key worker homes on the North West Cambridge Development of the University of Cambridge was approved by the local planning authorities. Mecanoo integrates characteristics of Dutch architecture and brickwork within the Cambridge context for the apartment blocks.</p><p>They include formal and informal groupings of buildings along with two interior courtyards complete with lawns, flower fields and raised decks that all stimulate activity within the communal areas.</p><p>The North West Cambridge Development is the largest single capital project that the University of Cambridge has undertaken in its 800-year history. It includes, among other things, 3,000 homes, 100,000 m2 of research space and community facilities including a primary school, a doctors&rsquo; surgery, a supermarket and retail units.</p><p>It has been designed as an extension to the city, with an urban rather than suburban grain and will be of the highest design quality as well as being an exampl...</p> Manchester arts centre HOME designed by mecanoo tops out mecanoo PR 2014-04-07T05:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T13:30:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On 27 March, the official topping out was celebrated for <a href="" target="_blank">HOME</a>, the new multi-artform complex in Manchester city centre designed by Mecanoo. The ceremony took place in a rooftop &lsquo;living room&rsquo; that had been lifted to the highest point to mark the occasion. Construction of the &pound;25m building is progressing well, moving towards completion on time and on budget with opening planned in spring 2015.</p><p>HOME is the newest high profile addition to Manchester&rsquo;s renowned cultural scene and central to the city&rsquo;s tourism offer. With its own unique place within the cultural landscape, HOME is predicted to receive 500,000 visits per year.</p><p>In keeping with this high profile, Mecanoo designed HOME to be an iconic arts venue that is both dynamic and intimate. Its distinctive triangular shape with rounded corners and glass fa&ccedil;ades makes the cultural centre stand out from the commercial developments that surround it. HOME features a 500-seat theatre; a 150-seat flexible theatre; a 500m2, 4m high gallery space...</p>