Archinect - Press Release 2014-09-23T16:28:58-04:00 Benedetta Tagliabue Among Budapest Design Week’s Special Guests amcclean 2014-09-23T16:08:36-04:00 >2014-09-23T16:09:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="385" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Featuring around 220 events spread out over 10 days,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Budapest Design Week</a>&nbsp;kicks off its 11th year on October 3rd. With exhibitions, workshops, lectures and a range of other events spread across all design disciplines, the program will suit all tastes &ndash; however, perhaps the highlight for architects will be the presence of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Benedetta Tagliabue</a>, Principle of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">EMBT</a>, who will give a lecture on &ldquo;<em>Blending and Experimentation</em>&rdquo; on October 8th.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The 11th Budapest Design Week presents the theme of &ldquo;<em>Figurative Sense</em>&rdquo; an exploration of the design possibilities and challenges presented by rapidly&nbsp;changing&nbsp;in technologies. Each year, Budapest Design Week also hosts another country as its&nbsp;&rdquo;Guest of Honour,&rdquo; with this year&rsquo;s guests coming from&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">the Netherlands</a>, and the Design Week &nbsp;program arguing that &ldquo;the current Hungarian design ecosystem bears considerable similarities to the Dutch constellation of 25 years ago, which was the starting point of Dutch design on its path towards conquering the world.&rdquo;</p><p>Du...</p> Braided Marble: Decormarmi and Benedetta Tagliabue at Marmomacc. Verona 24/27.09.14 amcclean 2014-09-23T16:02:02-04:00 >2014-09-23T16:05:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="360" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>A new avant-garde installation springs from the encounter from charisma and creativity of the Italian architect located in Barcelona, Arch&nbsp;Benedetta Tagliabue&nbsp;and the artistic-interpretative sensitivity of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Decormarmi</a>. Limestone is treated as fabric to evoke delicate shapes and light flexibility of wicker.<br><br>&ldquo;<em>While devising a proposal that could celebrate Decormarmi&rsquo;s tradition</em>&nbsp;&ndash; Benedetta Tagliabue says&nbsp;<em>&ndash; we decided to think at stone as flexible vegetable fibers that would follow a wavy surface as in&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Expo Shanghai Pavilion</a>; this would give the stand the wicker lightness&rdquo;.</em>&nbsp;</p><p>The concept is based on a system of wavy panels that resume to the braided wicker texture. The result is a&nbsp;suspended light volume made of colored marbles that recalls wicker colors. In juxtaposition to the marble lightness, the raw blocks of the floor show the first step of the process.</p><p><br>The visitor will match with a high and wide structure (h 5 m &ndash; length 7 m) an elegant refined element that celebrates project and tech...</p> seDURST Deer Logo and Strip Loft featured in Design Bureau Magazine's September / October 2014 "The Inspiration Issue" Scott Durst 2014-09-22T22:23:47-04:00 >2014-09-22T22:23:47-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="349" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&ldquo;Through his brand, seDURST, designer and artist Scott Durst strives to maintain and echo the cultural foundations of each of his conceptual project&rsquo;s site locations as they transform and grow. He has published blueprints for residential, commercial, and mixed-use projects in Chicago and Pittsburgh that simultaneously respect and advance the appearance of the surrounding community. Durst recently designed an attractive aluminum pendant light, inspired by the indirect lighting featured in Frank Lloyd Wright&rsquo;s Oak Park home and studio. It is available for purchase at;</p><p>&mdash; <a href="" target="_blank">Design Bureau Magazine</a></p> DCA Conference: OCT 01-04 @ SPSU Ed Akins 2014-09-22T12:35:47-04:00 >2014-09-22T12:35:47-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Plan to join us for the upcoming design communication conference at SPSU!<br><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Workshops will include:<br>- 01. Francis D. K. Ching (Freehand Drawing)<br>- 02. So-Yeon Yoon (Digital Sketching)<br>- 03. Edward Tim White (Site Analysis)<br>- 04. Henry Sorenson (Shades of Gray Water Color)<br>- 05. Peili Wang (Wacom Digital Combined with Freehand Rendering)<br>- 06. Gernot Riether (Rhino 3D Modeling/3D Printing)</p> Clark Nexsen Named to ARCHITECT 50 for the Third Consecutive Year brutvan 2014-09-20T13:59:07-04:00 >2014-09-20T13:59:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="189" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Clark Nexsen has been named to Architect Magazine&rsquo;s 2014 ARCHITECT 50 as one of the top 50 design firms in the US. The list, released annually, is based on the combination of three separately ranked categories: business, design, and sustainability. With an overall firm ranking of #42, the firm was noted as having "used energy modeling to design 92% of its projects, which included the Terminal 1 renovation at the Raleigh-Durham International Airport."&nbsp;</p><p>Clark Nexsen was ranked #38 on the <a href="" target="_blank">Top Business</a> category. The rankings evaluate firms on the basis of net revenue, profitability, financial commitment to both research and pro bono work, and employee benefits.</p><p>The ARCHITECT 50 rankings are published in the September issue of Architect magazine. This year, 146 firms qualified to participate in the rankings.</p><p>To view the full ARCHITECT 50, <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>About Clark Nexsen</strong><br>Clark Nexsen&nbsp;is a full service architectural and engineering design firm that is deeply committed to providing design excell...</p> Hernan Diaz Alonso Appointed Next Director of SCI-Arc sciarcnews 2014-09-18T20:22:01-04:00 >2014-09-22T22:02:59-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Board of Trustees of the <a href="" target="_blank">Southern California Institute of Architecture</a> (SCI-Arc) last week appointed Hernan Diaz Alonso, architect and educator, as the Los Angeles architecture school&rsquo;s new Director beginning September 2015.</p><p>Diaz Alonso will succeed architect Eric Owen Moss, SCI-Arc director since 2002, whose term concludes next year. The appointment was announced by Jerold B. Neuman, chairman of the SCI-Arc Board of Trustees. &ldquo;It is my honor to announce that the Board of Trustees has finalized its search for the next Director of SCI-Arc, and after over a decade of extraordinary service by Eric Owen Moss, we are placing SCI-Arc&rsquo;s future in the amazing mind, heart and hands of Hernan Diaz Alonso,&rdquo; said Neuman. &ldquo;We are committed to maintaining the trajectory of the school and, in the coming year, will be reaching out to alumni and supporters around the world, celebrating the great work that has been done by the current administration and providing the best possible platform from wh...</p> Mixed Use Building Down the Jersey Shore VCusumano 2014-09-18T11:55:22-04:00 >2014-09-22T22:00:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="949" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In April the local Manasquan newspaper did an article on thuis new and improved VCA designed mixed use building.&nbsp;</p> Graduate School of Design Launches $110-Million Campaign Archinect 2014-09-17T12:53:00-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:31:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>THE HARVARD Graduate School of Design (GSD) launched its $110-million-plus fundraising campaign on September 12 and 13 with a series of events highlighting the school&rsquo;s &ldquo;grounded visionaries&rdquo;: architects, planners, and designers who are at once free to dream of inventive solutions for&mdash;and intensely concerned with the practical challenges of&mdash;building a better world. Part of the<a href="" target="_blank">University&rsquo;s $6.5-billion capital campaign</a>, the GSD campaign will support expanded international research and studio programs; new spaces for research and teaching, including proposals for a new research building to augment Gund Hall; and financial aid for students. Campaign co-chair John K.F. Irving &rsquo;83, M.B.A. &rsquo;89, whose <a href="" target="_blank">$10-million gift</a> kicked off the campaign last year, announced on Saturday that the school has already raised $69.23 million, or 63 percent of its total goal.</p><p>Speeches by two of the school&rsquo;s most distinguished affiliates&mdash;both recipients of the field&rsquo;s top honor, <a href="" target="_blank">the Pritzker Prize</a>&mdash;bookended the...</p> Charles Rose to Lecture at AIA Wyoming Conference, Sept. 19th charlesrosearch 2014-09-17T11:47:35-04:00 >2014-09-17T11:47:35-04:00 <p>&ldquo;Wyoming is a place where human settlement exists within vast stretches of undeveloped land and ecological corridors, and the boundary between human and natural habitat is precise. This pattern is in distinct juxtaposition to much of the United States where the built environment dominates the natural environment, and the boundary between the two is often ambiguous. The unique conditions of Wyoming make the design of our built environment critical in that it must be shaped to meet the extremes of the natural world in terms of ecology, natural light, seasonal change and climate. Equally important is the impact that architecture has on human engagement and community in a sparse rural landscape. Urban planning and buildings that form the fabric of towns have a profound impact on our connections to&mdash;and mutual reliance on&mdash; one another.&rdquo;</p><p>Please join us at the AIA Wyoming Annual Fall Conference to explore the interface of urban and rural, the manmade and the natural, and the inherent boundar...</p> Turett Collaborative Architects is featured on Private air magazine in September issue afrazzini 2014-09-16T14:44:39-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:45:15-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=";oe=54857ACB&amp;__gda__=1422224706_8aa4fbcf6ddd8bc18ebf1613b2cd230f"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>We are excited to share with you all that we are being featured on&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Private Air Luxury Homes Magazine</a>&nbsp;(digital/print) Thank you, we will continually come up with fresh ideas in modern architecture. (Don't forget to subscribe this issue!.)</p><p>Stay tuned for more details on this article. Please check back at <a href="" target="_blank">TCA.&nbsp;</a></p> Clemson's Lee Hall Listed Among Best New University Architecture Peter Laurence 2014-09-15T12:35:46-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:27:39-04:00 <p>CLEMSON &mdash; Architectural Digest magazine has tapped Lee III, the new Thomas Phifer-designed expansion of Lee Hall, as &ldquo;one of the best in new university architecture around the world.&rdquo; Nine buildings were so named.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Lee III" src=""></a></p><p>Lee III Image by Scott Frances/OTTO</p><p>Lee Hall is home to Clemson disciplines in architecture, art, city and regional planning, construction science and management and landscape architecture.</p><p><a title="Architectural Digest honor" href="" target="_blank">The publication</a>&nbsp;called Lee III a &ldquo;light-filled glass-and-steel edifice that plays counterpoint to the campus&rsquo;s more traditional brick structures.&rdquo; And &ldquo;Soaring ceilings, broad windows, and oculi join forces here to create a luminous studio and instruction space.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;Architecture matters,&rdquo; said Kate Schwennsen, chair of Clemson&rsquo;s School of Architecture. &ldquo;This building is a building that teaches its students, faculty and visitors remarkable lessons about the power and beauty of architecture. It is a wonderful place to be, and supports a lively, collaborative, creative culture of high-performing...</p> BIM 5D Tools Redefine Construction: Simulation, Project Construction & Improved Project Management hitechcaddservices 2014-09-15T06:47:44-04:00 >2014-09-15T07:09:29-04:00 <p><strong>Posted By: <a href="" target="_blank">Nikunj Patel</a></strong></p><p>5D BIM is an evolving segment in the construction industry, comprehending the customary three-dimensions of a BIM with schedule as the fourth dimension and cost estimates as the fifth dimension. This 5D BIM sketchup helps contractors to envision the cost of the entire project, the time-line for the project, when these expenses are projected to be incurred and much more. All this happens while bearing in mind the quantities of materials resulting from the model and the productivity rate of construction staffs.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>5D-BIM approach offers an exceptional opening to unite practices in design, cost and construction approaches. On the other hand it should be noted that 5D BIM approaches call for a significant change in the way construction companies work. <strong><em>It will be impractical to promise, a large construction company with wide spread resources, repositioning of their basic practices will be economical and lucrative.</em></strong></p><p>One of the leading and a huge construction company in US...</p> RENSSELAER ARCHITECTURE // "INFLUX" - volume 01 Inoa 2014-09-13T14:38:53-04:00 >2014-09-18T00:39:04-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Influx</em>, a historic all-school publication that embodies the School of Architecture&rsquo;s transdisciplinary approach to education, consistent theme of radical speculation, innovative pedagogical methods, and research addressing major global challenges.</p><p>The publication features student work, school exhibitions, and degree program information from Fall 2010 to Spring 2012. This compilation has been an ambitious undertaking, involving students, faculty, and school partners across the globe. Each contributor to&nbsp;<em>Influx</em>&nbsp;has demonstrated and shares a profound commitment to the pursuit of architecture as a tool for transformation. Dean Douglis states in his message to readers,</p><p>&ldquo;United not only in the shared belief that the sustenance and transmission of knowledge from one generation to the next is a noble endeavor, but also a fundamental necessity for the development of new forms of cultural production in architecture, the contributors in this book interpret their research as both speculative and ...</p> UNC Coastal Studies Institute Wins Chicago Athenaeum International Architecture Award brutvan 2014-09-13T13:02:55-04:00 >2014-09-13T19:06:06-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The UNC Coastal Studies Institute Research Building has been awarded the International Architecture Award for Best New Global Design (2014) by The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design and the European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. Architects Clark Nexsen and Associate Architects Cahoon &amp; Kasten have been honored by the Chicago Athenaeum for best new global design of the facility in Eastern North Carolina.&nbsp;The annual International Architectural Awards program is among the most prestigious building awards program honoring new and cutting-edge design.</p><p>This year, the Museum received a record number of projects for new buildings, landscape architecture, and urban planning projects from around the globe. The awards jury selected projects from 28 nations &ldquo;that reflect the changing state of global architecture and reveal emerging new design directions by today&rsquo;s most visionary practitioners.&rdquo;</p><p>&ldquo;We are thrilled that UNC CSI&rsquo;s Research Building has received...</p> Oct. 4-5 2014 “Intervention: Contemporary Artists and the Modern House” conference Sarah Lorenzen 2014-09-12T17:47:32-04:00 >2014-09-12T17:47:32-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Oct. 4-5 2014 &ldquo;Intervention: Contemporary Artists and the Modern House&rdquo; conference investigates the power of experimental art installations to remake the spatial and social realities of modernist house museums.<br><br>This conference will examine how different historic houses are activated and offer insight into philosophical approaches to a period of architecture, the conflicts surrounding viewing architecture as artifact, and debates over preservation versus reuse. The conference, which will take place at the MAK Center, Neutra VDL House, and Hollyhock House in Los Angeles, provides an opportunity for house curators, preservationist, designers, artists and historians to present and discuss the body of knowledge that has emerged from these experimental projects.<br><br>Morning and afternoon panel discussion will happen at the MAK Center, 835 North Kings Road West Hollywood, CA 90069 on Saturday Oct. 4. The Neutra VDL House at 2300 Silver Lake Blvd. will host a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 4 ...</p> SCI-Arc and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Team Up to Build Innovative, Sustainable and Affordable Homes in LA County sciarcnews 2014-09-11T18:32:48-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:36:24-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Project is Shortlisted for <a href="" target="_blank">MYLA2050 Grants Challenge</a> Competition to Win $100,000 Grant from Goldhirsh Foundation in Partnership with GOOD</strong></p><p>A new collaboration between SCI-Arc and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will tackle innovative ways to redevelop neglected properties in LA and positively impact the communities they exist within. The collaboration includes a series of SCI-Arc classes, starting this fall, in which students creatively design affordable and sustainable housing to be built on land transferred to Habitat LA by the Office of LA County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. The project champions the idea that beyond the crucial role of providing shelter, a well-designed home can help improve the lives and well-being of its residents, as well as the community beyond its walls.</p><p>&ldquo;The cost-effective single family house is a new area of interest for SCI-Arc as it plans to work alongside Habitat LA to design inexpensive and simultaneously inventive single famil...</p> Francine Houben visits BAC to present "The Aesthetics of Mobility" Greg Sikora 2014-09-10T09:38:22-04:00 >2014-09-10T09:38:40-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="280" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Francine Houben visits BAC to present "The Aesthetics of Mobility"</strong></p><p>The BAC was pleased to host Francine Houben, the founding partner and the creative director of <a href="" target="_blank">Mecanoo Architecten</a>, who presented her past research and current thinking through her lecture, <em>The Aesthetics of Mobility. </em>This program was supported as part of the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.</p><p>Francine found this territory of thinking in the 1990's - the space of travel from within a train, a car, or on a bicycle - underdeveloped. She stepped into this void that Archigram and Alex Wall had begun to problematize - and she crossed political, cultural, and technical boundaries to create a new field of imagining. Her notion of mobility gives voice to one's own sense of these spaces and experiences.</p><p>Francine has written:</p><p>"Mobility is part of modern society; it is a daily pursuit, just like housing, work and recreation. Mobility is not just about traffic jams, asphalt, delays and...</p> BAC Student to Present at National Trust Conference Greg Sikora 2014-09-09T13:57:12-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:28:49-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>BAC Student to Present at National Trust Conference</strong><br>Sarah White, Historic Preservation Student, Selected to Present at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation</p><p>The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Sarah White, a student in the College's graduate program in Historic Preservation, was one of four students nationally selected to present papers at the 2014 Annual Conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Savannah, GA, on November 11-14, 2014.</p><p>Sarah will participate in "Student Thinking, Student Perspectives," a panel discussion in which the four competitively selected students will present on New Thinking and New Perspectives on Historic Preservation. Topics to be examined range from using new technologies to reach new audiences to seeking new methods to integrate historic preservation into the larger cultural, economic and environmental issues facing America. Participants in the session will also be engaged in deb...</p> Perry St. Stephen Dalton 2014-09-09T13:55:28-04:00 >2014-09-09T13:55:28-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="630" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Mid-Century Makeover Point Loma&nbsp;</p> Designing the office of the future nataliesdps 2014-09-09T12:38:12-04:00 >2014-09-09T12:38:12-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="261" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What does the office of the future look like? NAIOP posed the question in their <a href="" target="_blank">2014 Build-Out/Interior Design Competition</a>. Design firms from across the country submitted ideas for the next generation of workspaces, and three winning submissions have been selected to move into the finals. Among the finalists is Southwest-based architecture&nbsp;firm <strong>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S)</strong>.</p><p>D/P/S&rsquo;s winning entry focuses on sustainability and flexibility. It repurposes existing office buildings by reimagining them as sustainable, urban centers. The office of the future, according to Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, is one that offers an exceptional employee experience, providing live/work options and access to amenities ranging from advanced technology to child care.</p><p>&ldquo;To create a truly sustainable office building, we decided to design around basic human needs rather than focus on today&rsquo;s specific trends,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Emily Thaler, Director / Interior Designer</a> at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. &ldquo;The design works for business...</p> Dekker/Perich/Sabatini named "Architect of the Year" for 14 consecutive years nataliesdps 2014-09-09T12:36:34-04:00 >2014-09-09T12:36:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is named <em>Architect of the Year</em> by the <a href="" target="_blank">American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico (ASA-NM)</a>. The annual industry awards were announced at ASA-NM&rsquo;s 40th Anniversary Celebration on July 25, 2014.</p><p>This is the fourteenth consecutive year that Dekker/Perich/Sabatini has been honored as <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Architect of the Year</em></a>. The firm first received the award in 2001.</p><p>&ldquo;This award comes from the trades and crafts people who literally construct the projects we design,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Steven J. Perich</a>, Senior Principal at D/P/S. &ldquo;This is a real honor coming from industry leaders, and I can think of no greater compliment.&rdquo;</p><p>Each year ASA-NM&rsquo;s members, mostly subcontractors, nominate the best architects, general contractors, engineers and projects. Nominations are based on criteria demonstrating that firms and individuals surpassed the members&rsquo; expectations in services, costs, quality and overall client satisfaction.</p><p>Read the <a href="" target="_blank">original press release</a>.</p> Design of Imperial Building Moves Forward nataliesdps 2014-09-09T12:35:25-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:34:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="333" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>A design charrette for the Imperial Building, a mixed-use project in Downtown Albuquerque, will be held next week. <a href="" target="_blank">Geltmore LLC</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">YES Housing, Inc.</a> received a tax credit from the New Mexico Mortgage Finance Authority earlier this year, allowing the $20 million development to move forward.</p><p>The two-day meeting, hosted by AMAFCA, will focus on the reuse of stormwater, urban agriculture and additional green infrastructure.</p><p>Irrigation systems are especially important for the project because the building will feature a rooftop urban garden managed by the Veteran Farmer Project. The urban roof top gardens will be a farming training center for Veterans, Amy Biel High School Service Learning Program students and the Imperial Building's residents.</p><p>Participants will learn how water impacts their urban gardening and can help to reduce the "food desert." The training center will include growing plant starts, planting seeds, amending the soil, monitoring water use, tending the garden, harvesting a...</p> Dekker/Perich/Sabatini ranks first in southwest architecture firms nataliesdps 2014-09-09T12:30:23-04:00 >2014-09-17T23:33:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is honored to be named as a 2014 <a href="" target="_blank">Top Design Firm</a> by ENR Southwest, which ranks D/P/S as the number one Architecture firm in the <a href="" target="_blank">market sector</a> subcategory. The annual list from Engineering News Record (ENR), a national publication, considers architecture, engineering, and other design firms located in New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Rankings are based on revenue from the prior year.</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re thrilled to be recognized as the top architecture firm in the Southwest,&rdquo; said Steven J. Perich, Senior Principal at D/P/S. &ldquo;We have a long history in the region, since 1959, and we are committed to delivering high quality work, sustainable design, and giving back to the communities that we serve.&rdquo;</p><p>According to ENR, the 75 firms that participated in the survey had a combined $799 million in total revenue for 2013. To view the complete list of Top Design Firms, visit ENR&rsquo;s website at <a href="" target="_blank"></a>.</p><p>Read the <a href="" target="_blank">original press release</a>.</p>... Dekker/Perich/Sabatini named in Top 500 Design Firms nataliesdps 2014-09-09T12:27:50-04:00 >2014-09-09T12:27:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) has once again been ranked among the Top 500 Design Firms by Engineering News-Record (ENR) &ndash; a magazine that reports on construction industry development and design. The rankings are based on revenue from the prior year and include firms in architecture, engineering, planning, landscape architecture, and other design professions.</p><p>&ldquo;We are honored to receive this recognition,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Steven J. Perich</a>, Senior Principal at D/P/S. &ldquo;We have been fortunate to have new and returning clients include us in their unique projects, and we strive to continue providing exceptional service and design solutions.&rdquo;</p><p>This is the twelfth consecutive year that D/P/S has been ranked in ENR&rsquo;s Top 500 Design Firms list. Visit Engineering News-Record&rsquo;s website to view the <a href="" target="_blank">complete list</a>.</p><p>Read the <a href="" target="_blank">original press release</a>.</p> UW Milwaukee welcomes new faculty snatraj 2014-09-08T15:57:40-04:00 >2014-09-08T21:36:44-04:00 <p>Assistant Professor <a href="" target="_blank">Whitney Moon</a> joins the Department of Architecture. Her research interests reside in 20th and 21st century art and architecture, with an emphasis on theatricality, performance, and ephemeral works. She previously taught at the University of San Diego and California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, and is the principal of Famous Famous, a multidisciplinary research and design practice dedicated to art, architecture and contemporary culture.</p><p>Assistant Professor Nikole Bouchard comes to SARUP with extensive teaching experience at the University of Toronto and Cornell University. In addition to her academic career, she has practiced with Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill, Steven Holl Architects, and Infranet Lab. Her research investigates issues of landscape and infrastructure.</p><p>The 2014-2015 SARUP Research Fellow is<a href="" target="_blank"> </a><a href="" target="_blank">Antonio Furgiuele</a>. His work investigates the histories and theories of the architecture of data. His project for the research fellowship is titled &ldquo;A...</p> Two Aedas projects win renowned International Architecture Awards 2014 JessW 2014-09-08T15:13:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T15:13:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="431" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Aedas&rsquo; Guangzhou Commercial Showcase Complex and Center 66 won the prestigious International Architecture Awards 2014 given by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design.<br><br>&ldquo;We are thrilled to receive two awards from the renowned Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design with our high-density mixed-use projects,&rdquo; said Keith Griffiths, Chairman of Aedas. &ldquo;Aedas global platform for creative excellence in design enables some of the world&rsquo;s most talented designers to plug into the latest information and delivery systems they need to produce truly world-class design solutions.&rdquo;</p><p>Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Guangzhou Commercial Showcase Complex is part of the larger Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex. Located outside Guangzhou on the Pazhou island dedicated to exhibition related activities, Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex contains four distinct programmatic uses that are split between two different sites separated by...</p> WAA complete Regiocentrale Zuid in Maasbracht WielAretsArchitects 2014-09-08T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T15:12:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Situated in Maasbracht&ndash;near the Dutch-Belgian border&ndash;this sinuous 1.850 m2 office is a headquarters for the water traffic control of surrounding sluices, canals, and locks</strong>&ndash;all of which are adjacent to the river Meuse. This plethora of entangled waterways is heavily utilized for shipping throughout this area, at the confluence of France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands. Numerous previously disparate waterway control centers were combined to create this new office, and this regrouping determined its primary, curvilinear volume. This <strong>elevated polygonal shape strengthens visibility</strong> from the interior toward the immediate landscape, by allowing for elongated views in all 360-degrees.</p><p>Composed of two volumes; <strong>the office&rsquo;s upper story cantilevers up to 10 m beyond its plinth</strong>, above an intimate reflecting pool below. Two paths slice through this shallow body of water&ndash;which encircles the plinth&ndash;and lead to the ground level entries, while a ramp provides access to the lower le...</p> "turnOn" - the project-prototype done by austrian architects AllesWirdGut is now part of the museum's collection at the MAK Museum of Applied Art/ Contemporary Art in Vienna. AllesWirdGut 2014-09-08T15:12:00-04:00 >2014-09-08T20:46:38-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="224" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The living-utopia object <a href=";rel=en&amp;article_id=1408526705212&amp;event_id=1408526705223&amp;reserve-mode=active" target="_blank">turnOn </a>of the Austrian architectural studio <a href="" target="_blank">AllesWirdGut</a> is now part of the collection of the <a href=";rel=en&amp;article_id=1408526705212&amp;event_id=1408526705223&amp;reserve-mode=active" target="_blank">MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art</a> in Vienna.<br>&nbsp;<br>The object turnOn was <strong>designed in 2001 </strong>and meant the <strong>international breakthrough</strong> for the Austrian architecture studio. It is one of the most regarded and publicized project of the office.<br><img src=""><br><em>&copy; MAK/ Mika Wisskirchen</em><br>&nbsp;<br>turnOn is a <strong>rotatable</strong><strong> housing module</strong>, which was awarded the <strong>2003</strong><strong> Adolf Loos State Prize</strong> in the category Experimental Design. In addition to numerous media reports and publications turnOn <strong> is presented in national and international exhibitions</strong> since 2002, including K&uuml;nstlerhaus Vienna, Kunsthaus Graz, the Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, the Museo de les Artes Decorativ, Barcelona, in the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, in the Fundacion Canal, Madrid, in Extrapole Espace Landowski, Paris as well as in Hangaram Design Museum, Seoul.<br><br>In addition turnOn can also be interpreted as an<strong> icon</strong><strong> for...</strong></p> StudioTJOA - Relocating to Boulder! Alexander Worden 2014-09-08T10:19:59-04:00 >2014-09-08T10:20:38-04:00 <p>We are happy to announce that we are relocating from Brooklyn, New York to Boulder, Colorado. After three great years in NYC we have decided to relocate the studio to the Front Range. We are looking forward the new people we will meet and expanding our capabilities in the studio.</p><p>StudioTJOA has and will continue to provide quality work to clients. We will continue our commitment to our work being designed and fabricated in the USA.</p><p>Sincerely,</p><p><img alt="" src=""></p> Miami Center for Architecture and Design to host Dr.Rodolphe El-Khoury arrival in Miami jp88 2014-09-07T02:28:25-04:00 >2014-09-08T21:41:42-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Join <a href="" target="_blank">AIA Miami and the Miami Center for Architecture and Design (MCAD</a>) in welcoming &nbsp;Dr.Rodolphe El-Khoury to Miami. &nbsp;</p>