Archinect - Press Release 2014-10-01T14:41:50-04:00 BAC Collaborates with Local School to Address Design Needs Greg Sikora 2014-10-01T11:25:55-04:00 >2014-10-01T11:25:55-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>BAC Collaborates with Local School to Address Design Needs</strong><br>School of Design Studies Faculty and Students develop design plans and improvements for Woodward School for Girls</p><p>The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce the successful collaboration with the <a href="" target="_blank">Woodward School for Girls</a> in Quincy, MA. As part of the Woodward School's ongoing effort to address design and special challenges, BAC School of Design Studies faculty and students have worked to develop sustainable design plans for improvements at the Woodward School. These plans incorporated donated furniture from the BAC, including lockers, chairs, and work tables.</p><p>BAC Bachelor of Design Studies students, Sara Massarsky and Luisa Ruiz, led by BAC faculty member Chip Piatti and BAC graduate student Julie Galluzzo, completed a preliminary needs assessment of the school and developed a plan to optimize its footprint and to enhance its usability and occupant comfort. Part of the plan included improvements to the school's ath...</p> BAC Student Awarded IIDA NE Scholarship Greg Sikora 2014-10-01T11:23:02-04:00 >2014-10-01T11:23:11-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="300" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>BAC Student Awarded IIDA NE Scholarship</strong><br>Sarah Boisselle, School of Interior Architecture</p><p>The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Sarah Boisselle, a student in the College's Master of Interior Architecture program, was awarded a 2014 Student Scholarship from the <a href="" target="_blank">International Interior Design Association, New England (IIDA NE)</a>. Sarah was one of three students to be awarded the scholarship in the amount of $1,200 each.</p><p>To apply for the scholarship, Sarah submitted a two-page portfolio of sample work from her Residential Studio Project, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Inherent Beauty Found with in the Erosion of Time.</em></a> The project featured design for a multi-family unit that utilized materials and aesthetic from the vernacular of Charlestown, MA. Sarah's inspiration came from the rich saturation of colors from the patina of the copper in architectural details throughout the neighborhood.</p><p>"It was an honor to be awarded the Student Scholarship from IIDA," said Sarah. "This scholarship meant a great deal ...</p> Fantastic Creative Space for Sublet Minutes from PATH Train & Hoboken Hertzel Abraham 2014-09-30T16:58:33-04:00 >2014-09-30T16:58:33-04:00 <p><strong>&#8203;1,000 sq foot commercial office space adjacent to Newport PATH station, NJ Transit and the Holland Tunnel available for sublet.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><img alt="" src=""><br>Located on the 8th floor of the historic Lackawanna industrial complex, the office features 12' high ceilings, polished concrete floors and wonderful natural sunlight. Massive windows span the entire south wall with views of downtown Manhattan.&nbsp;<br><br>Current floor plan is open and modern, set up to accommodate 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;<br><br>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...</p> Eight Inc. designs a new experience for the cycling community eightinc 2014-09-29T19:34:56-04:00 >2014-09-29T19:38:16-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Shimano has launched the worlds first Cycling World in Singapore to help visitors rediscover the joy of cycling. Designed by <a href=";id=cfe4a953dd&amp;e=2034e638d1" target="_blank">Eight Inc,</a> the new experience center will support the Cycling lifestyle. In Europe bicycles have even outsold cars. In Singapore and Southeast Asia, cycling is also starting to gain momentum. In Singapore alone there is a plan to grow the cycling network from 230km to over 700km. <a href=";id=2592d79ddd&amp;e=2034e638d1" target="_blank">Shimano Cycling World</a> is also located along this network of Park Connectors at the Singapore Sports Hub, creating a center for the local cycling community.</p><p>Eight Inc. has designed the experience to give visitors different perspectives on cycling. From informative historical exhibits to showcasing exhilarating cyclists 'point of view' videos that visitors can control.</p><p>Shimano Cycling World invites visitors in with a kinetic sculpture made with an interconnected system of sprockets, rims and chains. The Cycling World then takes the visitor through the heritage of innovation in cycling. Vi...</p> Workshop "Programming Natural Affect" - Media Architecture Biennale archinet 2014-09-27T09:24:27-04:00 >2014-09-27T09:32:17-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This workshop proposes a new way to look at the interweaving of the natural world and urban life through the use of new media and architecture. Rather than trying to fully control/manage the relationship between the natural and built environment with computation (and its metaphors) this proposal sets out to augment the natural world. Thus creating artificial environments that evokes the organic. An architecture that artificially amplifies the experiences of nature that is diminishing in the urban context.</p><p>This is to be done by reproducing the affect of nature in a new abstract manner and projecting this onto a public pavilion. How can the regulation of light mimic weather? Fog? Create a landscape type experience?</p><p>Here the affect produced and its experiential qualities is the goal of the project. Resulting in a new type of public pavilion/infrastructure for cities.</p><p>Execution</p><p>The workshop sets out to physically produce a small prefabricated pavilion. Participants and workshop organizers w...</p> World’s First Net-Zero Energy Skyscraper to be Built In Jakarta Nikunj Patel 2014-09-26T04:40:41-04:00 >2014-09-26T05:21:12-04:00 <img src="" width="193" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Posted By: <a href="" target="_blank">Nikunj Patel</a></strong></p><p>Net zero energy building is the present and future of green building design. A lot of buildings, across the world are designed, so that they generate as much energy as they use &ndash; i.e. they are designed, based on the concept of NZEB. Ensuring prudent use of energy and maximum utilization of renewable and abundantly available energy sources is the key. However, now the world is ready to get its first net zero energy skyscraper.</p><p>The skyscraper, a net zero energy building (first of its kind) is being built in Jakarta, the capital and the largest city in Indonesia. The sky scraper, named as the PERTAMINA Energy Tower is Predicted to be ready for inauguration in 2019. The 99 storied building will also include a mosque, a sports center and a 2000 seat auditorium for performing arts.</p><p><strong>99 storied skyscraper - powered by wind, solar and geothermal energy</strong></p><p><em><strong>Now the question is, how is this 99 storied skyscraper powered?</strong></em></p><p>The building is shaped like a funnel, and the tower is des...</p> Aedas projects receive 2014 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets JessW 2014-09-25T23:37:46-04:00 >2014-09-25T23:38:05-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Three Aedas projects &ndash; Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex, Center 66 and Sinarmas Land Plaza &ndash; received 2014 Cityscape Awards for Emerging Markets for Mixed-use Project (Built), Retail Project (Built) and Commercial Project (Built) respectively.</p><p>Designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, Nanfung Commercial, Hospitality and Exhibition Complex contains four distinct programmatic uses &ndash; office, retail exhibition, hotel and exhibition &ndash; that are split between two different sites separated by another building. The horizontal elements of the towers were accentuated through shifts: the smaller ones in the north/south direction, and larger ones in the east/west direction. They animate the buildings and maximise the dialogue between the two project sites, leaping over the middle neighbour and creating a dynamic, unified and powerful expression to this exhibition complex.</p><p>Center 66, designed by Executive Directors Christine Lam and David Clayton, is a mixed-use development in Wux...</p> Bryan Cantley, Form:uLA Exhibition Opens October 10 at SCI-Arc Gallery sciarcnews 2014-09-24T15:40:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T15:40:20-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="304" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>SCI-Arc is pleased to present Bryan Cantley/Form:uLA&rsquo;s upcoming exhibition in the SCI-Arc Gallery, <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Dirty Geometries + Mechanical Imperfections</em></a>. The show is an opus in three distinct parts: the articulation of fallacy and artificial chronology of the architectural drawing; the suggested operational misalignments of his visionary projects; and the symbolic deconstruction of the gallery.&nbsp;</p><p>Form:uLA has always defied established contexts and criteria. The SCI-Arc installation is no exception. Challenging the normative current building practices that substantiates the gallery&rsquo;s lexicon, Cantley will display a more &lsquo;conventional&rsquo; oeuvre of drawings, models and images. Not a singular materialization, he will present a body of predominantly new work that suggests alternative spatial discourse. The space itself will be conceptually dissected into a series of graphical surfaces, with the manifestation of the &lsquo;anti-object&rsquo; serving as both display [backdrop, organizational maneuver] and spatial d...</p> 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 >2014-09-24T19:53:31-04:00 <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>