Archinect - Press Release 2014-08-27T19:03:41-04:00 http://archinect.com/firms/release/676/construction-begins-of-mecanoos-three-cultural-centers-one-book-mall/107534871 Construction begins of Mecanoos Three Cultural Centers & One Book Mall mecanoo PR 2014-08-27T15:34:00-04:00 >2014-08-27T15:34:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/2d/2dhuq7n9a3nve12e.jpg" width="514" height="363" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Work has started on Mecanoo&rsquo;s first design to be built in China. The Three Cultural Centers &amp; One Book Mall complex comprises of a public art museum, a science museum, a youth centre, a book mall with 5 floors, retail units and underground parking facilities.&nbsp;<br><br>The 95.000m2 development promises to transform Longcheng Park in Shenzhen&rsquo;s Longgang district into a lively destination point that strengthens the quarter&rsquo;s identity and provides citizens and visitors with a renewed sense of placeBy 2017, the landmark complex will form a dynamic link between the commercial business district, a formal park and gardens, and one of the district&rsquo;s main thoroughfares.<br><br>The four building volumes of Three Cultural Centers &amp; One Book Mall emerge from the ground to create a series of arches and sheltered public event spaces.&nbsp;Rounded shapes respect the natural flow of pedestrians through the site. Strategically located on the ground floor, the cultural centres open outwards into the exterior public space, ...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/3286/kathryn-gustafson-is-one-of-the-7-female-landscape-architects-that-you-need-to-know-about/107549333 Kathryn Gustafson is one of the 7 female Landscape Architects that you need to know about gustafsonporter 2014-08-27T10:54:56-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:23:27-04:00 <p><a href="http://landarchs.com/7-female-landscape-architects-need-know" target="_blank">http://landarchs.com/7-female-landscape-architects-need-know</a>/</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/107533263/b-s-steel-supply-delighted-to-announce-daily-steel-beam-deliveries/107534068 B & S Steel Supply Delighted To Announce Daily Steel Beam Deliveries bandssteel 2014-08-27T06:15:39-04:00 >2014-08-27T06:15:39-04:00 <p><a href="http://www.bandssteel.co.uk/steel-beams.php" target="_blank">B &amp; S Steel Supply</a> are delighted to be able to announce that they can now offer steel beam deliveries and other structural steel deliveries around London on a daily basis thanks to an increased investment in their operations and fulfillment departments.</p><p>Due to the fortunate position of seeing accelerated business growth, B &amp; S Steel have been able to strengthen the infrastructure of their operation to allow for faster and more regular deliveries.</p><p>The investment in infrastructure will also allow the company to grow further as demand increases.&nbsp;</p><p>B &amp; S Steel Supply anticipate that the construction industry and the architectural industries will see vastly increased demand for their services due to the economic recovery currently taking place in Britain. This is expected to create a trickle effect and in-turn increase the demand from the building materials and metal supply industries.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/3286/marina-one-fly-through-with-landscape-architecture-by-gustafson-porter/107532461 Marina One fly-through with landscape architecture by Gustafson Porter gustafsonporter 2014-08-27T05:44:26-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:22:17-04:00 <p>Marina One&rsquo;s is a&nbsp;prestigious mixed-use development at the centre of Singapore&rsquo;s business district&nbsp;&nbsp;.It is one of the first developments to integrate soft landscape into the fabric of the building. Called &lsquo;The Green Heart&rsquo;, Marina One&rsquo;s elevated public garden sits between its four high-rise towers, creating a seamless transition between a sculptural, planted landscape and architecture.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/13822908/3tarchitects-opens-design-studio-in-historic-troy/107473511 3TARCHITECTS OPENS DESIGN STUDIO IN HISTORIC TROY 3tarchitects 2014-08-26T11:25:42-04:00 >2014-08-26T11:25:42-04:00 <p><strong>Albany, N.Y.</strong> &ndash; 3tarchitects opened its design studio in downtown Troy&rsquo;s historic Dauchy Building at 283 River Street this week. Previously, the firm was headquartered in Albany. &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re proud to be a part of the revitalization here in Troy, and are excited to open our design studio in such a historic building in the heart of Downtown,&rdquo; said Scott Townsend, founder and principal of 3tarchitects.&nbsp; &ldquo;This location gives us the opportunity to be a part of the streetscape and an active part of the community.&nbsp; From the City&rsquo;s rich history to its creative energy and strong sense of community, 3t could not imagine a better place to continue to flourish.&rdquo;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>The building, built in 1842, features street level commercial spaces and apartments on the floors above.&nbsp; 3tarchitects will reside in space on the street level and partially in a level below grade that has access to the park and river. 3tarchitects has committed to &nbsp;a long term lease in their Downtown Troy space &ldquo;Since we had to m...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/10196497/waa-awarded-the-2014-chicago-athenaeum-international-architecture-award-for-the-allianz-headquarters/107459828 WAA awarded the 2014 'Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award' for the Allianz Headquarters WielAretsArchitects 2014-08-26T07:10:44-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:21:20-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/92/92ky73g919yz1dwb.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>The Allianz Headquarters, a hybrid office tower in Z&uuml;rich, Switzerland, was recently awarded the the 2014 'Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award'.</strong> Bestowed annually, the award 'pays tribute to new developments in design and underscores the directions and understanding of current cutting-edge processes.' The tower&ndash;which totals 72.000 m2&ndash;is the new home of German insurance company Allianz. Composed of a closed cavity system,<strong> the tower's fa&ccedil;ade is fritted with an abstracted image of marble from Mies van der Rohe's Barcelona Pavilion, which lends to it the illusion of stone materiality. </strong>The lobby and courtyard are publicly accessible, while the private upper-story interiors combine programmatic spaces more often left disparate within offices, which ensures the tower's continuous animation. Roof terraces, espresso corners, and areas for informal conversation are dispersed throughout the 5 and 20 story towers, both of which are intertwined by a series of 8 m wide bridges and ...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/107407616/las-vegas-executive-creates-an-architecture-firm-to-design-his-vision/107408424 Las Vegas Executive Creates An Architecture Firm To Design His Vision Kevin Welch 2014-08-25T15:06:35-04:00 >2014-08-25T15:06:42-04:00 <p>Edward A. Vance, FAIA is the founder, CEO and design principal of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.edvanceassociates.com/#/home" target="_blank">EV&amp;A Architects</a>, a specialty design firm serving the hospitality, commercial and health care industries. For over 32 years, Vance has worked in the profession of architecture, winning numerous design awards and significant commissions. Vance is a registered architect in seven states and is NCARB certified with Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Architecture degrees from North Dakota State University.</p><p><a href="https://cbslasvegas.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/lv-business.jpg" target="_blank"><img alt="(Photo Courtesy of Edward A. Vance, FAIA)" title="Las Vegas Executive Creates An Architecture Firm To Design His Vision" src="http://cbslasvegas.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/lv-business.jpg?w=420"></a></p><p>(Photo Courtesy of Edward A. Vance, FAIA)</p><p>He is the past president of&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jmaarch.com/index.htm" target="_blank">JMA Architecture Studios</a>, a nationally recognized design firm of over 200 professionals with five offices in Nevada and California. For nearly 18 years, Vance served as a designer, project manager and principal-in-charge, but he found he was not doing what he loved. He sold his interest, and&nbsp;in 2006 Vance opened EV&amp;A Architects. With a smaller firm, Vance said, &ldquo;I can spend more time with my clients and provide services.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p><p>As for founding and operating a bus...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/107407616/architecture-as-a-calling-ed-vance-s-las-vegas-firm-growing-again/107407618 Architecture as a calling: Ed Vance’s Las Vegas firm growing again Kevin Welch 2014-08-25T15:00:55-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:44:22-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/e1/e1yadhnus7hcfkrs.jpg" width="514" height="345" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>By DAVID FERRARA<br>LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL</p><p>As a child, Ed Vance built tree forts and sketched drawings to express himself.</p><p>He was born in a small town in South Dakota and raised in Minnesota, where his mother &mdash; an artist &mdash; encouraged his artistic abilities.</p><p>He discovered that he had an uncanny ability for spatial recognition.</p><p>While in the ninth grade, he knew that he would become an architect.</p><p>&ldquo;It wasn&rsquo;t my decision,&rdquo; he said. &ldquo;I think it chose me.&rdquo;</p><p>Vance earned a bachelor of arts degree in 1979 from North Dakota State University, then studied in Western Europe and returned to North Dakota State University and earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in architecture.</p><p>By 1985, he was working for an architectural firm in Dallas. He helped design a $500 million high-rise office building and gained experience on large-scale projects. But his tenure in Texas was short-lived. During an economic downturn two years later, Vance followed a friend to Las Vegas.</p><p>In 2006, after more than 20 years in the industry, he f...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/2573634/call-for-mentors-_-2014-fall-semester/107406809 CALL FOR MENTORS _ 2014 FALL SEMESTER svaidya 2014-08-25T14:43:09-04:00 >2014-08-25T14:44:14-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/z3/z3cv5j0vqk6pvf0q.jpg" width="514" height="665" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>DESIGN_SERV</strong></p><p>MENTORS NEEDED FOR<br>DESIGN STUDIOS AND<br>TECHNICAL COURSES<br>DAY/NIGHT &amp; WEEKEND HOURS AVAILABLE<br><strong>2 0 1 4 &nbsp;F A L L S E M E S T E R</strong></p><p><br>UP TO 80 SERVICE HOURS APPLICABLE<br>TOWARDS IDP : PROFESSIONAL AND<br>COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>REQUIRED: EXCELLENT VERBAL, WRITTEN<br>AND GRAPHIC COMMUNICATIONS SKILLS,<br>MASTERY OF MULTIPLE DESIGN<br>SOFTWARES, STRONG MODEL BUILDING<br>AND DRAWING SKILLS</p><p><br>EMAIL: RESUME, REFERENCES AND WORK<br>SAMPLES TO:</p><p><a href="mailto:SVAIDYA@CITYTECH.CUNY.EDU" target="_blank">SVAIDYA@CITYTECH.CUNY.EDU</a><br>NEW YORK CITY COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGY<br>DEPT OF ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGY<br>THE CITY UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK<br>186 JAY STREET BROOKLYN NY 11201</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/71077/ut-architecture-and-design-kicks-off-fall-church-lecture-series/107394759 UT Architecture and Design Kicks Off Fall Church Lecture Series UTCoAD 2014-08-25T10:54:49-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:44:09-04:00 <p>The Robert B. Church III Memorial Lecture Series at the <a href="http://archdesign.utk.edu/" target="_blank">University of Tennessee, Knoxville</a>, kicks off the 2014-2015 academic year with a dynamic lineup of internationally recognized architects and designers.</p><p>The lecture series, sponsored by the <a href="http://archdesign.utk.edu/" target="_blank">UT College of Architecture and Design</a>, gives participants opportunities to gain insight on the latest ideas in the architecture and design disciplines through exhibitions, presentations and films. All events are free and open to the public. Activities will be in the UT Art and Architecture Building, 1715 Volunteer Blvd. Lectures will begin at 5:30 p.m. and films will be at 8 p.m. in the McCarty Auditorium. Exhibitions will be in the Ewing Gallery and Gallery 103.</p><p>For <strong>webcasts</strong> and more information about the lectures, films and exhibits, visit <a href="http://tiny.utk.edu/church-lectures" target="_blank">http://tiny.utk.edu/church-lectures</a>.</p><p>The semester lineup:</p><p><strong>Lectures</strong></p><p><strong>Aug. 25: </strong>Beatriz Colomina is a professor of architecture and founding director of the program in media and modernity at Princeton University. ...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/10196497/waa-publish-new-photography-of-the-utrecht-university-library/107155622 WAA publish new photography of the Utrecht University Library WielAretsArchitects 2014-08-22T08:29:59-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:18:23-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/v3/v36ddv12jmfdu0cq.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <strong>Utrecht University Library</strong>&ndash;established in 1636&ndash;and in its current incarnation, completed in 2004, is located on the Uithof campus, situated a short distance from the city center. <strong>It is comprised of the library itself and an adjacent parking garage with multiple voids</strong>&ndash;between which is a courtyard garden and a caf&eacute; named for &#8234;Johannes Gutenberg&#8236;&ndash;and the fenestration of both is fritted with an <strong>abstracted image of fossilized papyrus</strong>. The relief of this image is imprinted on concrete panels, which are equal in size to the fritted glass panels; together they compose the building&rsquo;s fa&ccedil;ade, and the concrete panels return within the interior.</p><p><a href="http://www.wielaretsarchitects.com/en/projects/utrecht_university_library/" target="_blank">Read more about the&nbsp;Utrecht University Library</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/13836170/xylem-wins-best-of-boma-westchester-award/107010188 Xylem Wins Best of BOMA Westchester Award amentaemma 2014-08-20T11:12:40-04:00 >2014-08-20T11:12:40-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ke/ke59o1cy0dico5w2.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amenta Emma's Xylem project was selected Winner of the Best of BOMA Westchester Signature Award for <strong>Best Tenant Fit Out</strong> this past spring.</p><p>Xylem is a Fortune 500 Global Water Technology Company, which relocated its Corporate Headquarters to Rye Brook, NY.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.amentaemma.com/#PORTFOLIO/XYLEM" target="_blank">http://www.amentaemma.com/#PORTFOLIO/XYLEM</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/13836170/pathways-academy-named-top-magnet-school-in-us/107009385 Pathways Academy Named Top Magnet School in US amentaemma 2014-08-20T10:57:24-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:15:49-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/u6/u6p6vxisj8mqjk3y.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amenta Emma&rsquo;s Pathways Academy of Technology and Design in East Hartford has been named the top magnet high school in the US for 2014 by Magnet Schools of America, the non-profit organization for the nation&rsquo;s 4,000 magnet and theme-based schools.<a href="http://video.foxct.com/Pathways-Academy-Named-Top-Magnet-High-School-In-US-26193306?playlistId=12264#.U_SufWOaVyy" target="_blank">http://video.foxct.com/Pathways-Academy-Named-Top-Magnet-High-School-In-US-26193306?playlistId=12264#.U_SufWOaVyy</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/67343028/4d-construction-and-planning-boosts-coordination-and-enables-efficient-project-handling/107000532 4D Construction and Planning: Boosts Coordination And Enables Efficient Project Handling truecadd 2014-08-20T08:10:56-04:00 >2014-08-20T09:06:12-04:00 <p>4D modeling and construction planning, permits architects, engineers, and contractors to visualize construction scheduling, as a part of a collaborative experience. With the assistance of a 4D model, it is possible to set up coordination between all departments and provide a clear visualization of the schedule itself.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/iv/ivztb2i46exbu4xm.jpg"></p><p>Substitutions as a result of design and construction planning can be evaluated persuasively within the context of space and time. This write-up will provide you with an <a href="http://www.truecadd.com/bim-4d-simulation.php" target="_blank">overview of 4D CAD building modelling</a> that can be utilized for evaluation building and construction project.</p><p><strong><em>4D construction and planning is something that has gained a wide acceptance amongst architects, construction engineers and builders.</em></strong></p><p>According to a research, It was established that the&nbsp;4D construction sequencing and planning is way better establishing an overall communication and coordination amongst teams, than the conventional 2D CAD drawings and construction plans.</p><p><strong>Let us look at the figures pert...</strong></p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/71077/ut-architecture-and-design-improving-facilities-with-2-5-million-for-updated-labs-new-building/106874349 UT Architecture and Design Improving Facilities with $2.5 Million for Updated Labs, New Building UTCoAD 2014-08-18T16:36:19-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:33:46-04:00 <p>The College of Architecture and Design at the <strong><a href="http://archdesign.utk.edu/" target="_blank">University of Tennessee, Knoxville</a></strong>, is improving its facilities over the next year through renovations and upgrades to the Art and Architecture Building and its newly acquired facility in downtown Knoxville.</p><p>A total of $2.5 million is being dedicated to mechanical upgrades, design lab equipment and state-of-the-art digital fabrication tools to create new collaborative environments throughout the Art and Architecture Building. It will feature study areas for students, lighting upgrades, updated restrooms, a redesigned Student Services Center, upgraded student breakout labs and state-of-the-art digital panel displays for group projects, as well as two new kitchenettes designed by students.</p><p>Advanced design laboratories, or studios, will feature 400 new student work stations to replace decades-old equipment. Each student will have a work space with a new desk, chair, storage system, lighting and computer monitors for design projects.</p><p>"Through o...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/71077/university-of-tennessee-to-host-national-aias-forum-in-nashville/106873543 University of Tennessee to Host National AIAS Forum in Nashville UTCoAD 2014-08-18T16:29:31-04:00 >2014-08-27T16:48:24-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1x/1xisk4i3tt1jj09h.jpg" width="231" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, chapter of the American Institute of Architecture Students will host the largest architecture student conference of the year in Nashville this winter.</p><p>Registration is now open for the AIAS Forum, which will be held Dec. 29 through Jan. 1. &nbsp;Registration is available at&nbsp;<a href="http://www.aiasforum2014.com/" target="_blank">http://www.aiasforum2014.com</a>.</p><p>Architecture students from around the country will attend workshops and seminars led by professionals, lectures by world-renowned guests and networking events that will help them better prepare for the profession. AIAS is an independent nonprofit student-run organization dedicated to providing programs, information and resources on issues critical to architectural education. It has been in existence for six decades.</p><p>This is the first time the forum is being held in Tennessee.</p><p>&ldquo;This year, AIAS Forum will put the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and the city of Nashville in the spotlight,&rdquo; said Breanna Weaver, forum conference chair and former UT AIAS c...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/71077/jason-young-appointed-as-new-director-of-the-university-of-tennessee-school-of-architecture/106873542 Jason Young Appointed as New Director of the University of Tennessee School of Architecture UTCoAD 2014-08-18T16:28:10-04:00 >2014-08-21T17:12:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/n0/n0xwwxaqaoymp4ue.jpg" width="256" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Jason Young has been named the new director of the <strong><a href="http://archdesign.utk.edu/" target="_blank">School of Architecture</a> </strong>of the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He becomes acting director on August 1.</p><p>Young, a researcher specializing in contemporary conditions of American urbanism, brings over twenty years of teaching experience to the College of Architecture and Design. He comes to Knoxville from the University of Michigan, where he was an associate professor in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning.</p><p>&ldquo;We are very excited by the appointment of&nbsp;<strong><a title="Jason Young" href="http://archdesign.utk.edu/faculty-staff/facultystaff/jason-young/" target="_blank">Jason Young</a></strong>,&rdquo; said Scott Poole, dean of the College of Architecture and Design. &ldquo;He has a strong national reputation, and brings a breadth of experience from one of the top architecture programs in the country.&rdquo;</p><p>In addition to teaching at Michigan, where he was named the Helmet F. Stern Professor by its Institute for Humanities, Young was, in fall 2013, the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Associate Professor of Practice at the University of California, Berkeley. Prior, he taug...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/87523630/dmowska-design-patrycja-dmowska-architekt-wn-trz-warszawa-siedlce-interior-designer/106486645 DMOWSKA DESIGN / Patrycja Dmowska architekt wnętrz / Warszawa / Siedlce / interior designer Patrycja Dmowska / Dmowska Design architekt wnętrz Warszawa / Siedlce 2014-08-13T15:52:15-04:00 >2014-08-13T15:52:15-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/fi/fibl9y5efz2q8trc.jpg" width="514" height="771" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"cztery k&#261;ty"</p><p>DMOWSKA DESIGN / Patrycja Dmowska architekt wn&#281;trz /&nbsp; Warszawa / Siedlce / interior designer</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/3286/fun-fact-about-old-market-square/106476997 Fun fact about Old Market Square gustafsonporter 2014-08-13T12:50:04-04:00 >2014-08-13T12:50:04-04:00 <p><a rel="nofollow nofollow" href="https://twitter.com/thorn_w/status/423540742355554304/photo/1" target="_blank">https://twitter.com/thorn_w/status/423540742355554304/photo/1</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/3286/new-ludgate/106476195 New Ludgate gustafsonporter 2014-08-13T12:45:08-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:32:50-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/dw/dwg6fwq08w7fbyle.jpg" width="514" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>New images of the Ludgate Hill project with roof scapes and public realm from Gustafson Porter.</p><p>A project of Land Securities with Skanska, Sauerbruch Hutton, Fletcher Priest and Gustafson Porter as landscape architect.</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/41054951/meet-tlp-s-newest-team-members/106415180 Meet TLP's Newest Team Members Darcy Veneziale 2014-08-12T17:45:03-04:00 >2014-08-12T17:45:26-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/212smdi9m4bqrrad.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A key element of TLP's success is our ability to find and recruit talented team members with a variety of experience and expertise.&nbsp; We are pleased to introduce the newest members of our design team, David Seok, Erin McCauley, and Nick Ferry.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://thelightingpractice.com/team/david-j.-seok" target="_blank"><strong>David J. Seok&nbsp; </strong></a>- <strong><em>Lighting Designer</em></strong><br>David joined The Lighting Practice in 2014.&nbsp; Prior to joining TLP, he worked as a lighting designer for another Philadelphia area lighting design firm.&nbsp; David was inspired to enter the world of lighting design through his position with the Philadelphia Center for Architecture. &nbsp;His previous project experience focused on corporate interiors.</p><p><a href="http://thelightingpractice.com/team/erin-m-mccauley" target="_blank"><strong>Erin M McCauley&nbsp; </strong></a>- <strong><em>Lighting Designer</em></strong><br>Erin joined The Lighting Practice in 2014.&nbsp; She was initially drawn to lighting because it encompasses engineering, architecture and design.&nbsp; Prior to joining TLP, she was an in-house lighting designer for a prominent Philadelphia architectural firm.&nbsp; Erin's project work includes healthcare, university, and corporate environments.&nbsp; Her back...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/10196497/the-hedge-house-s-garden-nominated-for-the-2014-european-garden-award/106374161 The Hedge House's garden nominated for the '2014 European Garden Award' WielAretsArchitects 2014-08-12T04:47:27-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:33:07-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/03/036rvkn7a02uwz8z.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The <strong>Hedge House, an art gallery on the grounds of a seventeenth century castle</strong> in Wijlre, the Netherlands, was in 2012 transformed into a non-profit foundation affiliated with the Bonnefanten Museum, in Maastricht. Completed the 2001, it combines a tool shed, chicken coop, and two orchid houses, all of which interlock with a subterranean gallery. Named for its immersion within the castle's hedges; <strong>the Hedge House's garden is a nominee for the '2014 European Garden Award'</strong>, along with two other gardens, in England and Italy. The winner will be announced on September 5th, by the 'European Gardens Heritage Network'.</p><p><a href="http://cmsen.eghn.org/wijlre-garten.html" target="_blank">Read more about the garden</a></p><p><a href="http://www.wielaretsarchitects.com/en/projects/hedge_house/" target="_blank">Read more about the Hedge House</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/73680680/common-considerations-and-importance-of-office-architectural-design/106373358 Common Considerations and Importance of Office Architectural Design hitechcaddservices 2014-08-12T04:38:45-04:00 >2014-08-12T04:40:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/k5/k5cqld2f5w2zojc0.jpg" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In today&rsquo;s productivity driven environment it is important that the place of work is designed keeping in mind comfort of operation and ease of functioning. However, are work place space design and ease of performing work related activities the only factors that increase your efficiency?</p><p>Clearly not! It the entire office architectural design, office interior, facilities and the ambience, that boosts employee performance and translates it into improved productivity.</p><p><strong>Importance of a Favorable Work Environment cannot be stressed more</strong></p><p>Office spaces need not be strictly monotonous and dull. Google has set an example for other corporate and multinational companies by setting up a quirky yet interesting and colorful 160,000 square foot office at its London headquarters. Following suit, several organizations are increasingly investing in developing high facility infrastructure in order to improve employee engagement, employee retention and to facilitate a better and a motivated work environment...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/4815/naab-accreditation-update-8-years/106354910 NAAB Accreditation Update (8 years) Ed Akins 2014-08-11T22:46:35-04:00 >2014-08-18T20:34:46-04:00 <p><strong>AUG 11, 2014</strong><br><br><a href="http://www.naab.org/accreditation/home" target="_blank">NAAB</a> has granted the <a href="http://www.spsu.edu/architecture/" target="_blank">SPSU</a> Bachelor of Architecture Degree program an <strong>eight-year term</strong> of accreditation (the highest term allowable).</p><p>Tony Rizzuto Ph.D.,&nbsp;Professor and Chair of the&nbsp;Department of Architecture, issued his thanks to faculty today for<em>&nbsp;"their hard work... in preparation for the NAAB visit, [and] for their expertise, diligence, and commitment to developing an outstanding curriculum in architecture at SPSU."</em></p><p>Congratulations everyone!</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/75710873/norwood-breaks-ground-on-royal-paper-s-new-headquarters-and-distribution-center/106079593 Norwood Breaks Ground on Royal Paper’s New Headquarters and Distribution Center frocchino 2014-08-08T09:08:10-04:00 >2014-08-08T09:08:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/21/21x2mxqqobwo7qwt.jpg" width="240" height="127" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Features include a two-story corporate headquarters with a light commercial kitchen, lounge, and dining area along with a large warehouse racking and staging area with 20 dock positions. The project, slated for completion in January 2015, is designed to accommodate future expansion."</p><p><a href="http://aiaphiladelphia.org/news/norwood-breaks-ground-royal-paper%E2%80%99s-new-headquarters-and-distribution-center" target="_blank">Read more on AIA Philadelphia's Website</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/4957/smaq-wins-competition-for-housing-development-in-hannover-germany/105943778 SMAQ wins Competition for Housing Development in Hannover, Germany smaq 2014-08-06T14:49:41-04:00 >2014-08-06T16:01:12-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/go/gogn8le0hkhj3hu9.jpg" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SMAQ wins 1st prize in urban-architectural competition &ldquo;Alte Doehrener Strasse&rdquo; for&nbsp; housing development in the city of Hannover in Germany. The proposal consists of an ensemble of two buildings made from four compact cubic volumes that are partially interlinked.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/5x/5xz609giooyqo8k1.jpg"></p><p>The volumes thus formulate an forecourt towards the cityside and open courtyards towards the seaside.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/bk/bk92s1kf0rtk580g.jpg"></p><p>The structure allows for great flexibility in the subdivision of the apartments.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/xg/xgcrdmd02uufbhhl.jpg"></p><p>As proposed the larger building houses 54 rentable apartments and the other 12 sellable apartments together with a floor area of 5.850 m&sup2;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/x7/x7g4v0wf823uus2d.jpg"></p><p>The facades are proposed in brick as typical for Hannover in general and especially for the buildings in the surrounding expressing the structural grid of the building. Construction shall start in fall 2015.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><em>Urb</em><em>an-architectural Competition Alte Doehrener Strasse in Hannover, Germany (2014): </em><br><em>1st Prize</em>&nbsp;&nbsp; <em>SMAQ - architecture urbanism research (Berlin/Stuttgart, Germany)</em><br><em>2nd Prize&nbsp; bogevischs b&uuml;ro (Munich, Germany)<br>3r...</em></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/75710873/real-estate-titans-weigh-in-on-workplace-strategies/105939751 Real estate titans weigh in on workplace strategies frocchino 2014-08-06T13:36:57-04:00 >2014-08-11T21:19:25-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gb7t2kvgg7uvvl4n.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"<a href="http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai=BTh_oIGbiU8mRPILf0AGNuwGJ58u6BQAAABABIKmW2h84AFiZl-mIrgFgyZakjNCk5A-yARN3d3cuYml6am91cm5hbHMuY29tugEJZ2ZwX2ltYWdlyAEJ2gHGAWh0dHA6Ly93d3cuYml6am91cm5hbHMuY29tL3BoaWxhZGVscGhpYS9uZXdzLzIwMTQvMDcvMTgvbG9jYWwtcmVhbC1lc3RhdGUtdGl0YW5zLXdlaWdoLWluLW9uLXdvcmtwbGFjZS5odG1sP2FuYT1lX3BoaWxfcmR1cCZzPW5ld3NsZXR0ZXImZWQ9MjAxNC0wNy0yMSZ1PWlJbm5scCUyRks5MUpsY08rU1lUbHFXZzA1OWNmNDkwJnQ9MTQwNTk0OTM0NJgC6IQBwAIC4AIA6gIaLzQ2MzUvYnpqLnBoaWxhZGVscGhpYS9vb3D4AoXSHpAD4AOYA-ADqAMB4AQBkgULCAcQARgBIMGZ6BiSBQsIBxABGAEgqbnqGJIFCwgHEAEYASCZneoYoAYg&amp;sigh=VF721-PWwTA&amp;adurl=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=CICAgKCNn-yIxgEQARgBMggPKtH7CIiUnA%26t%3D10%26cT%3Dhttp%253A//bizjournals.com%26l%3Dhttp%253A//www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/search/results%253Fq%253DJoan%2520Scott" target="_blank"><strong>Joan Scott</strong></a><strong>, owner of D2 Solutions</strong>: Corporations are looking at how to be more efficient, effective, cost-cutting, and ... looking at this new millennial generation that, in 2020, will make up <a href="http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/adview?ai=BTh_oIGbiU8mRPILf0AGNuwGJ58u6BQAAABABIKmW2h84AFiZl-mIrgFgyZakjNCk5A-yARN3d3cuYml6am91cm5hbHMuY29tugEJZ2ZwX2ltYWdlyAEJ2gHGAWh0dHA6Ly93d3cuYml6am91cm5hbHMuY29tL3BoaWxhZGVscGhpYS9uZXdzLzIwMTQvMDcvMTgvbG9jYWwtcmVhbC1lc3RhdGUtdGl0YW5zLXdlaWdoLWluLW9uLXdvcmtwbGFjZS5odG1sP2FuYT1lX3BoaWxfcmR1cCZzPW5ld3NsZXR0ZXImZWQ9MjAxNC0wNy0yMSZ1PWlJbm5scCUyRks5MUpsY08rU1lUbHFXZzA1OWNmNDkwJnQ9MTQwNTk0OTM0NJgC6IQBwAIC4AIA6gIaLzQ2MzUvYnpqLnBoaWxhZGVscGhpYS9vb3D4AoXSHpAD4AOYA-ADqAMB4AQBkgULCAcQARgBIMGZ6BiSBQsIBxABGAEgqbnqGJIFCwgHEAEYASCZneoYoAYg&amp;sigh=VF721-PWwTA&amp;adurl=http://pagead2.googlesyndication.com/pagead/imgad?id=CICAgKCNn-yIxgEQARgBMggPKtH7CIiUnA%26t%3D10%26cT%3Dhttp%253A//bizjournals.com%26l%3Dhttp%253A//www.forbes.com/sites/mattmiller/2012/07/03/why-you-should-be-hiring-millennials-infographic/" target="_blank">46 percent of our workforce</a>. Everybody&rsquo;s looking at how to retain and attract that generation. They&rsquo;re really changing the way we think about the workplace. They are the most tech-savvy generation that has yet to be in our workforce and they&rsquo;re changing how we think about space."</p><p>Read more of the article by Francis Hilario, Reporter- <a href="http://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2014/07/18/local-real-estate-titans-weigh-in-on-workplace.html?ana=e_phil_rdup&amp;s=newsletter&amp;ed=2014-07-21&amp;u=iInnlp%2FK91JlcO+SYTlqWg059cf490&amp;t=1405949344" target="_blank">Philadelphia Business Journal</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/82207665/tactical-design-consults-for-other-architectural-firms-offering-clients-a-wealth-of-expertise/105932511 Tactical Design Consults for Other Architectural Firms, Offering Clients a Wealth of Expertise i4design 2014-08-06T11:27:15-04:00 >2014-08-06T11:27:37-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/op/opse000wg1cfn584.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Partnering up with other firms is an essential element to any complex project as it offers clients a wider range of specialized expertise, especially in the area of Public Safety Training Centers. With a wealth of worldwide and world class knowledge, Tactical Design brings this specialized experience of Fire, Police, and Prison projects to local firms that do not have this type of background.</p><p>As a consultant, Tactical Design offers full architectural services to local architecture firms, giving them the expert training component to successfully complete any sized public safety project. Tactical Design welcomes the opportunity to build new relationships with local architects that share the same passion and desire to meet their client&rsquo;s unique needs. Tactical Design is a cutting edge, innovative firm that that solves the unique problems within each project. With their versatile experience with all types of projects, from the large hundred million budget projects that look for first of ...</p> http://archinect.com/schools/release/88/apply-for-interaction-hardware-software-design-fellowship-at-sci-arc/105888353 Apply for Interaction/Hardware/Software Design Fellowship at SCI-Arc sciarcnews 2014-08-05T21:45:09-04:00 >2014-08-05T22:27:09-04:00 <p><img alt="" src="http://www.sciarc.edu/images/archinect/SoftwareDesignFellowship-Archinect.jpg"></p><p>The Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) is now accepting applications for its Interaction/Hardware/Software Design Fellowship program, which advances and advocates the innovative processes of design through the lens of architecture.</p><p>The SCI-Arc Robot House focuses on the generation of ideas through simulation and prototyping, engaging collaborative robotics and additive material processes. It operates as a platform for design research revolving around the following two questions: How can architects engage, break in and challenge other disciplines? How can other disciplines inform and expand what we understand to be architecture today?</p><p>The fellowship offers the ability to work in a highly collaborative and dynamic design research environment in one of the world&rsquo;s leading architecture schools, providing a strong platform for personal development as well as international exposure for publications. Fellows will form part of a dynamic team working on creative design pro...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/23750756/tedx-talk-regenerating-glasgow-the-commonwealth-village-paul-stallan/105768512 TEDx talk | Regenerating Glasgow: The Commonwealth Village | Paul Stallan | Stallan-Brand 2014-08-04T08:27:19-04:00 >2014-08-04T08:27:45-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8d/8diy4b8vl8ld3yh3.jpg" width="514" height="246" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>"Having witnessed the community he was born into being completely erased twice it seems obvious that architect Paul Stallan should go back to first principles in architecture to understand how we might live together better, appreciate beauty and celebrate meaning and purpose.</em></p><p><em>Paul Stallan believes that comprehensive and deep rooted urban regeneration is only possible if we first understand the generative principles of space, form and meaning in architecture. Paul believes that our failure to understand the genesis of an existing architecture or environment has resulted in the catastrophic destruction of communities in our recent past.&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>Paul Stallan is design director of award winning architectural practice Stallan-Brand and is a champion of sustainable urban architecture and place making. Paul has led transformational settlement projects including the design of Glasgow's 2014 Commonwealth Games Village an initiative that leaves a social legacy helping tackle deep rooted depravation in...</em></p>