Archinect - Press Release 2016-07-01T11:20:15-04:00 Eight Inc. Partners with San Francisco Based City Innovate Foundation eightinc 2016-07-01T00:13:34-04:00 >2016-07-01T00:13:34-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">City Innovate Foundation</a>&nbsp;is committed to solving urban problems using open innovation and private-public partnerships. This non-profit organization is actively working with the City of San Francisco, the San Francisco Mayor&rsquo;s Office, corporate partners including Microsoft, Deloitte, Renault, and multiple university partners&nbsp;like Stanford&nbsp;University and UC Berkeley.</p><p>In May 2016, City Innovate and the&nbsp;City of San Francisco announced the first-of-its-kind&nbsp;innovation lab&nbsp;&ndash; Superpublic &ndash; bringing public, private and nonprofit sectors together to address the City&rsquo;s challenges now and ahead.</p><p>Eight Inc. has partnered with City Innovate to create the new strategy, design and experience principles for the Superpublic concept.&nbsp;Eight Inc. will continue to develop the Superpublic design concept with City Innovate in order to adapt these core concepts to the real-world build-out of future Superpublic spaces. Already, other cities are stepping up and requesting City Innovate&rsquo;s help to launch sim...</p> IDA INTERNATIONAL DESIGN AWARD 111ARQ 2016-06-28T16:21:30-04:00 >2016-06-28T16:21:30-04:00 <p>-IDA 15 - ARCHITECTURE -&nbsp;Honorable Mention&nbsp;<br><br>-IDA 15 - ARCHITECTURE - Silver Winner - Pop-Up Store Instant Soup<br><br>-IDA 15 - ARCHITECTURE - Gold Winner - Reef House Natural Building System<br><br>-IDA 15 - ARCHITECTURE - Silver Winner - Cathedral Of The Sacred Heart Of Jesus Celaya.<br><br>-IDA 15 - ARCHITECTURE - Silver Winner - Sport Resort Multifuncional Cycling<br><br>-IDA 15 - ARCHITECTURE - Gold Winner - ResQ Temporary Rescue Unit</p> A' DESIGN AWARD 111ARQ 2016-06-28T16:20:38-04:00 >2016-06-28T16:20:38-04:00 <p>-A' Design Award Winner for Architecture -Reef House Natural Building System.<br><br>-A' Design Award Winner for&nbsp;Social Design - ResQ TRU Temporary Rescue Unit.<br><br>-A' Design Award -&nbsp;Designer of the Year Nominated</p> Huge Architectural Office & Millwork Shop Next to Newport PATH station available for sublet: Hertzel Abraham 2016-06-23T17:02:26-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:08:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Fantastic office space for interior design or architect minutes from PATH Train &amp; Hoboken in Jersey City!</strong><br>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Up to 3,000 sq feet unit on 8th floor of historic Lackawanna industrial complex&nbsp;</li><li>Bright, airy open floor plan large enough for 6-8 workstations&nbsp;</li><li>12' high ceilings, polished concrete floors</li><li>Massive windows span the entire south wall with views of downtown Manhattan.</li><li>Wired for high speed Internet and phone, option to keep unit furnished&nbsp;</li></ul><p>&nbsp;Adjacent to the office is a small management studio and a large, 17,000 sq. ft cabinetry shop. Restroom and pantry are shared.&nbsp;</p><p>The building features 26 elevators (3 manned, 23 freight), two ground level parking lots for 300+ cars and private loading docks with staging areas. Lackawanna is situated directly outside the Holland Tunnel in Jersey City (629 Grove Street) with direct access to the NJ Turnpike, Routes 1, 9 and 440 and downtown Hoboken and</p><p><strong>Please contact Hertzel if you are interested: &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;or 917-440-1561</strong></p>... Large Office & Millwork Shop Available for Sublet Next to Hoboken Hertzel Abraham 2016-06-23T16:57:08-04:00 >2016-06-23T16:57:08-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Fantastic office space for interior design or architect minutes from PATH Train &amp; Hoboken in Jersey City!</strong><br>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>1,000 sq feet unit on 8th floor of historic Lackawanna industrial complex&nbsp;</li><li>Bright, airy open floor plan large enough for 6-8 workstations&nbsp;</li><li>12' high ceilings, polished concrete floors</li><li>Massive windows span the entire south wall with views of downtown Manhattan.</li><li>Wired for high speed Internet and phone, option to keep unit furnished&nbsp;</li></ul><p>Current floor plan is open and modern, accommodates approx. 6-8 large workstations. Existing furniture can remain or be moved should additional work space be needed. Adjacent to the office is a small management studio and a large, 17,000 sq. ft cabinetry shop. Restroom and pantry are shared. Both offices are wired for high speed Internet and phone.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Please contact Hertzel if you are interested: &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;or 917-440-1561</strong></p> Featured Alumni: Patrick Chopson, Pattern r+d kennesawstate 2016-06-23T12:53:18-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:05:26-04:00 <img src="" width="343" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Patrick Chopson has gone on to do amazing things since earning his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Kennesaw State University in 2013. After receiving his Master&rsquo;s in High Performance Buildings (Georgia Tech, 2014), Patrick co-founded the Energy Lab at research-based architecture and design firm Perkins + Will and returned to KSU as a part-time instructor, teaching a Focus Studio and Decom in 2015.</p><p>In June 2015, Patrick started an Atlanta-based building analytics consulting firm, Pattern r+d, as Chief Operating Officer. Patrick brings his expertise in process integration and computational design to Pattern&rsquo;s team, which also includes Kennesaw State graduates Julian Quinn, Principal (B.ARCH 2013) and Ken Chin, Design Intern (B.ARCH 2015).</p><p>Pattern r+d utilizes analysis tools and methods to design for building energy, daylighting, and thermal comfort performance. These findings provide clients (architects, engineers, and contractors) with the lowest life cycle cost combinations of ma...</p> Amenta Emma Wins AIA CT Business Architecture Award amentaemma 2016-06-23T12:09:50-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:07:58-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="707" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amenta Emma Architects received the Honor Award in the Under 50 Employees category of this year&rsquo;s AIA CT Business Architecture Awards for <em>The Burgess Group </em>in West Hartford.</p><p>The Business Architecture Awards honor architects for solving business problems for Connecticut clients, thereby demonstrating the power of architecture to shape business performance, to improve people&rsquo;s&rsquo; lives and provide a value added service to clients in a business setting that far exceeds the costs of that service.</p><p>The Burgess Group, headquartered in Alexandria Virginia, selected Amenta Emma to design its new 7,000 sf office at Blue Back Square. The company specializes in the development of Healthcare reimbursement software. Their project goal was for a Workplace that was beautiful, open, social and conducive to creative thinking.</p><p>The jury felt that &ldquo;the design enhanced The Burgess Group&rsquo;s firm culture of collaboration&rdquo;&hellip; and that &hellip; &ldquo;the thoughtfulness and attention to detail creates an inviting, well organized...</p> Amenta Emma Project Team Wins CBC Team of the Year amentaemma 2016-06-23T12:05:57-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:07:24-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Amenta Emma Architects and the CREC Discovery Academy Project Team were honored to be presented with both the CBC First Place K-12 Project Team Award and the Project&nbsp;Team of the Year Award.</p><p>The Connecticut Building Congress recognizes outstanding building projects&nbsp;that&nbsp;exemplify project team excellence and represent the best practices in teamwork by project owners, architects, engineers, constructors and trades.&nbsp;Each year, CBC recognizes projects whose team members have met or surpassed goals and achieved higher project quality through this close collaboration.</p><p>Read more about Amenta Emma's award winning project here: <a href="!crec-discovery/wwzft" target="_blank">!crec-discovery/wwzft</a></p> Architensions is among four shortlisted offices to design the Civic Center for the City of Ryde in Australia Architensions 2016-06-23T08:22:37-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:09:02-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="440" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Architensions proposal for the Civic Center of the City of Ryde in Australia is selected for the second phase of the international competition among 175 entries from&nbsp;forty-nine&nbsp;countries.</strong></p><p>The design for the Ryde Hub Precinct embraces the local context enhancing the raised topography of the site and the surrounding vegetation that becomes the iconic element of the new development.</p><p>See the official announcement of the shortlist&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> Daisuke Nagatomo has been awarded with the prominent Platinum A' Design Award MSD 2016-06-22T21:58:48-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:09:50-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Como, Italy, April 22, 2016 /DESIGNPRWIRE/</p><p><strong>A' International Design Award and Competition is proud to inform that the furniture design&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Spiral Stool</a>&nbsp;by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Daisuke Nagatomo</a>&nbsp;has been awarded with the notable Platinum A' Design Award in&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Competition</a>&nbsp;Category.</strong></p><p><strong>Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category Platinum A' Design Award Winner</strong></p><p>A' International Design Award and Competition is pleased to announce that the furniture project Spiral by Minnie Jan has been granted the notable Platinum A' Design Award in Furniture, Decorative Items and Homeware Design Category picked as a winner by the international jurors of the A' Design Awards &amp; Competitions among a great number of submitted works.</p><p><strong>About Spiral</strong></p><p>Daisuke Nagatomo, the creator of the winning design Spiral says &ldquo;Spiral Stool is a DIY stool made entirely of CNC-manufactured cardboard that can support approximately 100 kg in weight. Assembly can be finished within 15 minutes without the us...</p> Zellner Naecker Architects: Summer Internship 2016 program gets underway Peter Zellner 2016-06-22T19:14:30-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:10:52-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="326" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Zellner Naecker Architects&nbsp;</strong>Summer Internship 2016&nbsp;gets underway with 6 students drawn from Cal Poly Pomona, UCLA, USC and SCI-Arc. &nbsp;</p><p>From left to right ZNc Partner <strong>Peter Zellner</strong>, UCLA MArch1 second year student <strong>Yessenia Juarez</strong>, Cal Poly Pomona BArch fifth year student <strong>Franco Chen</strong>, SCI-Arc BArch fifth year student <strong>Jinwen Yu</strong>, USC BArch fourth year student&nbsp;<strong>Yuzaburo Tanaka,&nbsp;</strong>UCLA March second year student <strong>Yining Deng,</strong>&nbsp;Cal Poly Pomona BArch fifth year student <strong>Alex Gomez</strong>,&nbsp;ZNc Partner <strong>Paul Naecker</strong> at 621 South Anderson Building. Not in photo: SCI-Arc&nbsp;BArch fifth year student Jack Oliva-Rendler.</p><p>Photography: Eva Chimento</p> Meet the Partners Bespoke LA 2016-06-22T18:04:57-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:07:01-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="727" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Say hello to the people who run Bespoke</p> Syracuse University Selects SHoP Architects to Design National Veterans Resource Complex ewackerow 2016-06-22T09:42:47-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:22:32-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>by <a href="" target="_blank">SU News</a></p><p>Culminating a six-month design competition, Syracuse University announces <a href="" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a>, a world-renowned architect firm headquartered in New York City, has been selected to conceptualize and design the new National Veterans Resource Complex (NVRC). The NVRC, a first-of-its-kind multi-use facility, is among the most transformative initiatives contained within the University&rsquo;s Campus Framework, a draft of which was shared with the University community yesterday.</p><p>The NVRC will serve as a class-leading exemplar of academic, government and community collaboration and will build upon and advance the University&rsquo;s already strong national leadership in the veterans&rsquo; community.</p><p>&ldquo;Today represents another significant step in our efforts to be the best place in America for veterans,&rdquo; says Chancellor Kent Syverud. &ldquo;The NVRC is a physical testament to Syracuse University&rsquo;s commitment to supporting veterans and their families throughout our history, and into our future. It will serve as ...</p> Dangers of Roof Leak Jeff Harthorh 2016-06-21T11:40:15-04:00 >2016-06-21T11:40:15-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Roof leak and why should you repair it as soon as possible</p><p>The primary goal of every roofing system is to keep people and things beneath it dry and safe from outside weather conditions. If a roofing system is doing a good job at protecting your property, you probably don't think about it that often. And that is a bad thing. Every once in a while every roofing system should be inspected and analyzed by roofing professionals to see if there are some problems or damages present that should be repaired. If there is damage present on your roof and if that damage is left to accumulate freely over the time it will cause significant damage to your whole property. One of the main problems that appear when it comes to roof damage is leaks. A leaking roof is not something you wish to ignore. Your roof might be leaking without you even knowing it. Most people notice it only when their walls get damaged by water and, usually, then is too late.</p><p>Why is a leak so dangerous?</p><p>There are numerous differen...</p> Moss And Algae On The Roof reillyroofing 2016-06-21T11:10:43-04:00 >2016-06-21T11:10:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>What to do if you have moss and algae build-up on your roof</p><p>If you live in the area with the warm and moist climate, you have probably already encountered with moss and algae growth on the roof. A humid environment is perfect for growth and formation of moss and algae. They thrive in those conditions, and if they are allowed, they will grow and spread. You might not consider this as a serous problem, but if you let moss and algae to continue to grow on your roofing system, you will probably soon have serious problems on your hands. If your roofing material is in constant contact with the water it will waste away much faster so we will try to give you some advice what should you do if you notice moss and algae growing on your roof.</p><p>Dangers of algae and moss growth on your roof</p><p>It is not that uncommon for algae and moss to appear out of nowhere on your roofing system. During the storms, high winds can easily pick up dust particles and carry them up to your roof where they build up during...</p> Choosing the Right Roofing Material For Property ahforensicroofing 2016-06-21T09:32:12-04:00 >2016-06-21T09:34:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Which roofing material should you choose for your home</p><p>Today, there are numerous options to choose from when opting for a new roofing systems for your property. Deciding on the right one can be a difficult job because different materials have different structural properties which mean that they perform differently in specific conditions, and they have different price tags. We understand that most homeowners have the limited budget when installing a new roofing system, and that means that most of those homeowners want to get the best roofing material for their money. Climate and weather conditions in your area play the vital role when choosing the roofing material because you want the material which will easily withstand anything Mother Nature sends its way so we will list some of the most popular roofing materials in order to inform our readers who plan on changing their roof.</p><p>Asphalt Shingles</p><p>Asphalt shingles are most common roofing material in the United States. People prefer them be...</p> 3D Rendering & Real Estate Industry truecadd 2016-06-21T06:06:57-04:00 >2016-06-21T06:06:57-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="257" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>3D interiors play a vital role for pre-development marketing campaigns as the more real and tangible your product becomes, there are more chances that the prospective buyer will be inclined to take up your offer. It also is necessary because the buyer is committing to purchase a product which actually doesn&rsquo;t yet exist.</em></p><p>Being an Architect, you may end up spending hours on designing; modifying and refining the best layout of your buildings. You have this incredible ability or the marvel superpower of visualizing your building with utmost accuracy even before it&rsquo;s built. But your client&rsquo;s do not possess the ability to visualize the building and interiors as you do, and hence it&rsquo;s almost impossible to convince them for the built project.</p><p>Thanks to 3D rendering, as it helps you in portraying your ideas to the end users more aptly than ever. However, what&rsquo;s important for you is to sell the building and not just show it. Remember when you want to sell something it requires a lot of focus on...</p> SCI-Arc and Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles Complete Innovative, Sustainable and Affordable Home for Local Veteran and Family sciarcnews 2016-06-20T14:33:30-04:00 >2016-06-25T00:15:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Dedication Ceremony Scheduled for June 24</em></p><p><strong>LOS ANGELES, CA (June 20, 2016) &ndash; </strong>SCI-Arc is thrilled to announce the completion of a new home designed by SCI-Arc students in partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA), Los Angeles County 2nd District, General Motors Foundation and Bernards. A dedication to celebrate the new three bedroom, 2 &frac12; bath home will take place on Friday, June 24 from 10am &ndash; 11am at 1232 W. 101st Street in Los Angeles. Belete Belhu, a U.S. Army Veteran, is purchasing this home, which features a progressive design and environmentally healthy building materials.</p><p>&ldquo;We are all proud of the hard work of SCI-Arc faculty member Darin Johnstone, and all of the SCI-Arc students who set out to prove that design innovation can challenge the status quo of affordable housing,&rdquo; said SCI-Arc Vice Director John Enright.&nbsp; &ldquo;SCI-Arc has always believed that design can change the world, and these students have proven that by building a house that incorporat...</p> JAGAR ARCHITECTURE PRESS RELEASE jagar 2016-06-15T01:28:53-04:00 >2016-06-18T00:28:48-04:00 <img src="" width="353" height="392" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Contact: Marcela Macias, JAGAR Architecture //<a href="" target="_blank"></a> // tel. +1 917.656.5482</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>June 07, 2016</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>JAGAR</strong> ARCHITECTURE is a creative architectural firm designing innovative retail, commercial and residential projects based out of Los Angeles, CA. JAGAR was founded in 2009 by Jos&eacute; Antonio Gonz&aacute;lez a licensed architect in the state of California and a member of the American Institute of Architects. JAGAR has quickly become an important creative partner for various entrepreneurial initiatives across the southwestern USA and Mexico.</p><p>Before launching JAGAR, Jose Antonio had over 10 years of previous experience in design and architecture with firms around the world - such as Team Haas Architects in Austin, Sauerbruch Hutton Architects in Berlin and RGA Architects and Planners in New York City. In addition, Jose Antonio collaborated with Frank Gehry and Edwin Chan at Gehry Partners as a design associate for seven years, with involvement in several national and internatio...</p> Orms win planning permission for office refurbishment of Folgate Court in East London Orms 2016-06-13T12:12:26-04:00 >2016-06-15T01:05:51-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="594" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Tower Hamlets Council has approved proposals to refurbish Folgate Court, an existing 1960s office building located on the western edge of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, between Shoreditch and the City of London.</p><p>London-based architecture practice Orms has been appointed by DTZi to transform the office building to deliver a high quality, sustainable development that will provide new office accommodation to meet the requirements of the modern day occupier, whilst improving the building&rsquo;s relationship with the surrounding environment.</p><p>Orms&rsquo; proposal for Folgate Court includes retaining and upgrading the existing buildings and extending at the rear around the existing courtyard in order to enhance floor space efficiency which supports increased employment density and modern access and inclusivity requirements.</p><p>The scheme proposes to replace the building&rsquo;s existing white panelled street fa&ccedil;ade with a brick facade to integrate with the all brick street. The new facade will have a more ...</p> New Leadership Announced at UMSoA AnnetteGallagher 2016-06-13T09:35:23-04:00 >2016-06-13T09:35:36-04:00 <img src="" width="395" height="275" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Carmen Guerrero and Allan Shulman, both long-time UMSoA faculty, have been elevated to new roles at the School. <a href="" target="_blank">Guerrero</a> will be the Associate Dean of Strategic Initiatives and Facilities, while <a href="" target="_blank">Shulman</a> will take over as the Director of Graduate Architecture Programs. Rodolphe el-Khoury, Dean of UMSoA, announced the new appointments at the end of May.&nbsp;</p><p>"Carmen has lead our Rome program to new heights and pursued other international initiatives with equal dedication and efficacy," el-Khoury said. "She is perfectly poised to lead an array or strategic initiatives within the school, projects with university partners, as well as other ambitious international collaborations. With her expertise in interior architecture, she is also well equipped for tackling challenges and opportunities within our precinct on the Coral Gables campus, from supervising the completion of our new buildings to the much-needed renovation and adaptive reuse of our aging facilities."&nbsp;</p><p>Guerrero, who is also the dire...</p> Intra Lighting Headquarters Trost&Associates; Arch 2016-06-13T05:50:57-04:00 >2016-06-13T22:15:19-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Museum of Nordic disciplines Planica Trost&Associates; Arch 2016-06-13T05:49:18-04:00 >2016-06-13T05:49:18-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> COE Architecture International Reinvents The Modern Fitness Club cwcoe 2016-06-11T21:56:37-04:00 >2016-06-13T00:02:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Christopher Coe, </strong>FAIA of <strong>COE Architecture International </strong>announces the design of the new Aqua Sports &amp; Spa, opened June 1st in Setagaya-Ku, Tokyo Japan. This innovative building replaces the original Seta Sports Connection built in 1982, which was one of the first membership fitness clubs in Tokyo. The new six-story, 6,000 square meter facility accommodates the private club's new emphasis on personal sports training, Japanese bathing and social activities, all provided within a sophisticated environment equal to a 5-star hotel.</p><p>Designed in a striking minimalist aesthetic, <strong>Aqua Sports &amp; Spa</strong> is the first project to be completed by <strong>COE Architecture International </strong>in Japan. The significance of the new Aqua Sports &amp; Spa draws on a sensitivity <strong>Christopher Coe</strong> developed early in his career as a designer with celebrated architect <strong>Richard Meier</strong> on the <strong>Getty Center</strong> in Los Angeles.</p><p>The project&rsquo;s complex urban site and varied program gave <strong>Coe</strong> the opportunity to explore Western and Japanese concepts...</p> KU School of Medicine in Salina, Kansas DMA67401 2016-06-09T22:35:06-04:00 >2016-06-11T00:02:04-04:00 <p>&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank"></a>&nbsp;</p><p>PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact &ndash; Tom Martin Executive Director Salina Regional Health Foundation (785) 452-6088 Foundation announces $6.5 million capital campaign and purchase of downtown building to be future campus for the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Salina (May 3, 2016) &ndash; The Salina Regional Health Foundation has entered a contract to purchase the former Planter&rsquo;s State Bank/Bank of America building at 138 N. Santa Fe Ave. to be the future home for the University of Kansas School of Medicine&ndash;Salina Campus. A $6.5 million capital campaign called the Blueprint for Rural Health also will soon be underway to renovate, furnish and equip the building and create an endowment for its future maintenance. The KU School of Medicine&ndash;Salina Campus opened its doors for the first class of eight medical students in July 2011 with the mission of providing students a quality medical education in a rural setting with...</p> Auburn University Selects Wilson Butler Architects to Design New $50M Performing Arts Center 2016-06-09T09:43:40-04:00 >2016-06-11T00:03:41-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><em>Selection Followed Four-Day Design Charrette Workshop by All Finalists</em></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Boston, MA &ndash; Auburn University selected Boston-based <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Wilson Butler Architects</em></a> to design a new $50 million performing arts center that will serve as the cultural gateway to the University when the center makes its debut in 2019. The new facility will include a 1200-seat multi-purpose theater, an intimate music recital hall, practice rooms, and studio and support spaces for students, faculty and guest artists. The design team includes Atlanta-based <a href="" target="_blank"><em>tvsdesign</em></a>, selected as the project&rsquo;s Architect of Record.</p><p>Auburn University, a public institution with over 27,000 students, utilized an atypical, in depth selection process that went far beyond the standard two-hour interview of finalists. The four shortlisted firms participated in a four-day compensated design &ldquo;charrette&rdquo; to demonstrate their skills, creativity, and problem-solving process. The goal of the charrette was not necessarily to develop an architectural soluti...</p> Mecanoo reveals Kaohsiung Station design mecanoo PR 2016-06-09T09:14:31-04:00 >2016-06-11T00:02:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="318" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>With its organic, curvilinear shape and landscaped canopy, the new Kaohsiung Station will introduce a generous amount of public green space to Taiwan&rsquo;s second city. Designed by Netherlands-based Mecanoo architecten, the station reaches out to the city in a powerful gesture, acting as a green connector that unifies different modes of transport, and represents Kaohsiung&rsquo;s vision for the future as a sustainable city.<br><br>The new Kaohsiung Station is the crowning achievement of the massive Kaohsiung Metropolitan Area Underground Railway Project, which includes seven subterranean stations along a 9.75 km railway tunnel. It will be a true transportation hub integrating train, metro, local and intercity bus services, taxi and bicycle. As a key project for the city&rsquo;s transformation, Mecanoo designed an above-ground station that adds valuable public green space and activates the local community.<br><br>As a main arrival point for travellers, the station sets a new stage for the city&rsquo;s spirit, values and ...</p> Build a Resilient South Florida with UMSoA, HUD and AARP AnnetteGallagher 2016-06-08T15:43:04-04:00 >2016-06-10T23:50:30-04:00 <p>Build a Resilient South Florida with UMSoA, HUD and AARP</p><p>&mdash; The University of Miami School of Architecture, the Southeast Regional Office of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">U.S. Department of Housing &amp; Urban Development</a>&nbsp;and the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">AARP&nbsp;Foundation</a>&nbsp;will collaborate in a day-long workshop and charrette about resiliency and sustainability in South Florida. The charrette will take place on Monday, June 13, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Jorge Perez Architecture Center at the UM School of Architecture (1223 Dickinson Drive, Coral Gables, FL). Topics covered at the workshop will include Responding to Change and Building Resilience, Securing Housing Options for All, Investing in People and Communities for Upward Mobility, and Turning High School Neighborhoods into Resilient Communities, which will include presentations from the Miami-Dade County Public School students who participated in the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">May 25 High School Charrette.</a></p><p><strong>Full Agenda and Speakers:&nbsp;</strong><br>8:00 am Registration and Coffee (Glasgow Hall)</p><p>8:45 am Welcome: University of Mia...</p> Women in Real Estate Build Neighborhoods, Revitalize Cities AnnetteGallagher 2016-06-08T10:25:35-04:00 >2016-06-10T23:52:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Three of the most accomplished women in South Florida real estate joined forces to speak to a standing-room only crowd at the first Women in Real Estate Luncheon.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Avra Jain</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href=";btkr=1&amp;ref_=dp-kindle-redirect" target="_blank">Kim Briesemeister</a>&nbsp;talked about their latest projects, followed by a discussion moderated by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Alicia Cervera Lamadrid</a>, on June 3. The luncheon was presented by the University of Miami School of Architecture&rsquo;s Master of Real Estate Development and Urbanism (MRED+U) program. Fittingly, the luncheon was held at the beautiful landmark National YoungArts Foundation building, better known the Bacardi Building, one of the best examples of Miami Modern (MiMo) architecture in the city.</p><p>The program kicked off with a greeting from UMSoA Dean Rodolphe el-Khoury and introductions of the speakers by Charles Bohl, director of the&nbsp;MRED+U program.</p><p>Jain, principal of The Vagabond Group, introduced her newest project, the purchase of the historic Miami River Inn and its transformation to the River Inn Miami. An engineer by training...</p> SCI-Arc Announces European Union 2016 Scholarship sciarcnews 2016-06-07T13:21:00-04:00 >2016-06-07T13:21:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="321" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Scholarship will Fully Cover Tuition for Young European Architects to Study at SCI-Arc</em></strong></p><p><strong>Los Angeles, CA (June 1, 2016)</strong> &ndash; SCI-Arc is pleased to announce the launch of a new scholarship for European architects eager to expand their knowledge of contemporary architecture. The SCI-Arc European Union 2016 Scholarship will cover the full cost of tuition for SCI-Arc&rsquo;s 2-year Master of Architecture program at the SCI-Arc campus in Los Angeles. As SCI-Arc&rsquo;s international presence expands, the school is thrilled to enable top talent from Europe to study at SCI-Arc in LA. Eligible candidates must demonstrate citizenship of any of the 28 countries within the European Union along with proof of having earned an undergraduate degree that is equivalent to the United States&rsquo; undergraduate degree in architecture.</p><p>Director Hernan Diaz Alonso said this of the new initiative: &ldquo;Europe has always had and continues to have a critical and decisive role in how architecture is shaped. We are excited to expand ou...</p>