Archinect - Press Release 2014-04-20T23:11:43-04:00 Design for Commercial Diversity in Cities asevtsuk 2014-04-20T09:35:36-04:00 >2014-04-20T09:36:00-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>This map of Bugis - one of the most diverse and intense areas of Singapore - is a the results of a detailed survey by the City Form Lab at the Singapore University of Technology and Design. It depicts all the outdoor and publicly accessible indoor spaces within a 10-minute walking radius of the Bugis metro station, including 696 buildings, 4,952 ground floor entrances, 3,435 businesses and 2,500 dwelling units across all floors. The study explored how urban design, policy and planning can support diverse commercial activities. These ideas are highlighted in the related infographic as ten design and policy lessons that may be generalized for achieving diverse and inclusive commercial environments elsewhere.</p><p>The maps were originally published Urban Solutions issue #4, February 2014.</p> BASKERVILL SELECTED AS DESIGN FIRM FOR THE 17TH STREET MARKET REVITALIZATION laurenlicklider 2014-04-15T09:39:22-04:00 >2014-04-15T09:39:22-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RICHMOND, VA (April 15, 2014) &ndash; Baskervill is excited to announce its award of the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">17th Street Market</a>&nbsp;project in the Shockoe Bottom district of Richmond, Virginia. Working closely alongside the community, Baskervill is transforming the historic market into a lively outdoor community living room.</p><p>The design focuses on creating a pedestrian-oriented and vibrant public plaza that will serve as a versatile gathering place for all, from urban professionals and young families to senior residents and tourists.</p><p>"We were inspired by the energetic piazzas found throughout Europe, as well as the dynamic public spaces closer to home, such as Bryant Park in New York City and Downtown Mall in Charlottesville," said Principal&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Burt Pinnock, AIA</a>.</p><p>A key element to the plan includes removing the existing market structure to maximize the space's flexibility.&nbsp;The design also features artistic landscaping to create a variety of distinct seating areas, an interactive fountain, a flexible wiring system to sup...</p> The Urban Salon designed 'Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014' exhibition opens in London's V&A Urban Salon 2014-04-14T12:38:33-04:00 >2014-04-17T12:27:49-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Urban Salon designed exhibition, &lsquo;The Glamour of Italian Fashion 1945-2014&rsquo; opened at the V&amp;A on 5 April 2014. The exhibition&nbsp;explores Italy&rsquo;s dynamic fashion industry over the past 70 years and features more than 100 ensembles from leading Italian&nbsp;fashion houses such as Prada, Gucci, Valentino and Versace as well as a vintage Vespa, archive photographs, video footage&nbsp;and Bulgari jewels.</p><p>The brief was to develop an environment that brings to life the craftsmanship and the exceptional quality of the techniques,&nbsp;materials and expertise that have contributed to Italian fashion&rsquo;s reputation, while letting the objects speak for themselves. The&nbsp;exhibition is arranged into a number of different sections all with very different moods.</p><p>The exhibition opens with a 4.8m high wall clad in unfinished Italian travertine stone tiles. In the first section, a full height black&nbsp;and white image of a bombed Florence streetscape marks the start point of the exhibition. From there, Italy&rsquo;s dramatic&nbsp;tra...</p> Exploring the Role of the Liaison/Curator Masotta 2014-04-11T15:13:12-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:45:55-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="292" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>April 10, 2014-Joel Chappo AIA, a senior designer at Parallax, has helped orchestrate the &ldquo;2x8: Evolve&rdquo; exhibition at the A &amp; D Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibition aims to showcase exemplary student work from architecture and design institutions throughout California, and award scholarships to winning entrants. A panel of judges, composed of designers and architects, will announce and award a winner from the exhibitors at the show&rsquo;s opening on April 11th.</p><p>The installation features a display system designed by Julia Koerner, Marie Boltenstern and Kais Al Rawi which features twisted surface geometries that serve as a framework for student projects.</p><p>Joel initially became involved with the Academic Outreach Committee as a volunteer in 2004 while pursuing his California architect&rsquo;s license. Since then, he has helped coordinate the event in part because &ldquo;it&rsquo;s an engaging evening that helps faculty, students, and the larger design community connect and interact.&rdquo; The show runs from April 1...</p> New photos from the Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Anna Melendez 2014-04-10T17:29:46-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:06:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="786" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>To celebrate National Architecture Week we are presenting new photos of our award-winning project in our website.</p><p>Take a look!</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a>/</p> Sterling College and Yestermorrow Design/Build School Announce Partnership Kate Stephenson 2014-04-09T16:12:39-04:00 >2014-04-09T16:12:54-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong><em>Two schools will collaborate on credits, curriculum,<em><strong> </strong></em>and &ldquo;From Forest to Forge&rdquo; class</em></strong></p><p><strong>FEBRUARY 20, 2014&mdash;CRAFTSBURY COMMON, VERMONT&mdash;</strong>Yestermorrow Design/ Build School and Sterling College announced today that they are partnering to offer a broad range of hands-on design and construction courses to students.</p><p>Sterling College and Yestermorrow will launch this collaboration with the class &ldquo;From Forest to Forge.&rdquo; This course is a two-week summer intensive, centered on the building of a blacksmithing shop at the Rian Fried Center for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems at Sterling.</p><p>Through this unique partnership, students of all ages can earn continuing education units for attending Yestermorrow courses, and Sterling College undergraduates can integrate coursework at Yestermorrow into their overall degree plan, with the option to earn minors in Woodworking, Natural Building, and Sustainable Building and Design.</p><p>Kate Stephenson, the Executive Director for Yestermorrow, said, &ldquo;We are thril...</p> NSAD Instructor Joseph F. Kennedy to Present Research at ACSA Conference April 10-12 NewSchoolSanDiego 2014-04-08T20:05:51-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:22:46-04:00 <img src="" width="485" height="599" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>San Diego&mdash;April 8, 2014&mdash;</strong> &nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">NewSchool of Architecture and Design</a> (NSAD) instructor Joseph F. Kennedy is presenting a research paper on &ldquo;Catalytic Approaches to Humanitarian Design&rdquo; during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Meeting April 10-12 in Miami Beach, Florida. The paper outlines recommendations on preparing a new generation of designers to address the complex needs of global communities.</p><p>Kennedy is co-founder of the organization <a title="Builders without Borders" href="" target="_blank">Builders without Borders,</a> an international network of ecological builders who advocate the use of local, affordable materials in construction. He specializes in sustainable building, ecological design, and community development, and he has taught all over the world. In his paper, Kennedy explains how designers and architects can be better prepared to meet the needs of global communities with specific challenges, such as communities displaced by war and environmental disasters and in areas with limited economic and materials reso...</p> Canadian Architect Brigitte Shim at NewSchool of Architecture and Design April 16 NewSchoolSanDiego 2014-04-08T20:03:46-04:00 >2014-04-08T20:04:01-04:00 <img src="" width="158" height="200" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>San Diego&mdash;April 1, 2014&mdash;</strong> <a href="" target="_blank">NewSchool of Architecture and Design</a> (NSAD) announces a public lecture April 16 featuring Brigitte Shim, principal of the Toronto based design firm Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. Shim and her firm&rsquo;s partner are recipients of a prestigious national medal that recognizes the duo&rsquo;s professional contributions as representing &ldquo;the best of Canadian design to the world.&rdquo; &nbsp;Shim&rsquo;s presentation is part of NSAD&rsquo;s lecture series featuring global designers, and it will take place at the school auditorium, 1249 F Street in San Diego starting at 7 p.m.</p><p>The event is free and open to the public. Shim&rsquo;s lecture, &ldquo;In + Out,&rdquo; explores work that straddles the artificial line between the interior and exterior. Registration required to ensure seating: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p>Shim, along with her partner A. Howard Sutcliffe formed their architectural design practice <a href="" target="_blank">Shim-Sutcliffe Architects</a> in 1994, reflecting the...</p> State of Tennessee to Sell Award-Winning New Norris House UTCoAD 2014-04-08T18:16:00-04:00 >2014-04-08T18:16:24-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The state of Tennessee is selling one of the greenest homes in the state&mdash;the&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">New Norris House</a></strong>.</p><p>Sealed bids will be taken through 1:30 p.m. (CST) on May 5. An open house will be held April 12, 2:00-4:00 p.m., at 143 Oak Road, Norris, Tennessee. (See&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">real estate flyer</a></strong>.)</p><p>The New Norris House was completed in 2011 after a student-led team worked for three years to bring the concept, first conceived in a classroom, to a modern and appealing home.</p><p>The house is a technologically advanced reinterpretation of the historic homes first built by the Tennessee Valley Authority in 1933 as part of the Norris Dam project. It has become a nationally recognized model for efficient and sustainable living.</p><p>The UT College of Architecture and Design led the project, which was executed in cooperation with the community to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the Norris community. Four other UT departments and a variety of corporate and industry partners supported the project. The project was launched w...</p> UT Architecture and Design to Open Studio and Lab in Downtown Knoxville UTCoAD 2014-04-08T15:10:09-04:00 >2014-04-08T15:11:22-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The <strong><a href="" target="_blank">University of Tennessee</a></strong> is investing in downtown Knoxville by renovating and furnishing a historic North Gay Street property for a new studio, gallery, and fabrication lab.</p><p>UT is leasing the 20,000-square-foot building known as the Jewel at 525 North Gay Street for several <strong><a href="" target="_blank">College of Architecture and Design</a></strong> programs. The building&rsquo;s glass storefront will house a new studio and gallery, and two floors of industrial space will be designated for a fabrication laboratory known as the&nbsp;<strong><a href="" target="_blank">UT Fab Lab</a></strong>.</p><p>The first year will involve $130,000 in renovations and the installation of equipment and furnishings worth $550,000.</p><p>&ldquo;The building once served as a Cadillac dealership and will be the perfect location for sharing the energy and ideas of our students with the public,&rdquo; said Scott Poole, dean of the College of Architecture and Design.</p><p>&ldquo;Our new space on North Gay will allow us to continue to have a presence in downtown Knoxville during this exciting moment in the city&rsquo;s revitalization,&rdquo; sa...</p> UT Launches Smart Communities Initiative; Cleveland, Tenn., is First City Partner UTCoAD 2014-04-08T15:00:57-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:17:00-04:00 <img src="" width="500" height="350" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;The city of Cleveland, Tenn., has been chosen as the first partner city for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville's new service-learning program, the Smart Communities Initiative. The partnership begins this fall.</p><p>"Through the Smart Communities Initiative, we're going to partner faculty and students with cities, counties, special districts and other municipal groups to engage in real-world problem solving aimed at improving the region's economy, environmental sustainability and social integrity," said Kelly Ellenburg, campus coordinator for service-learning within the Provost's Office.</p><p>SCI projects could be part of a course or form the basis of an independent study project. Faculty would receive funding to support projects and needed travel.</p><p>The goals of the SCI are to help students gain real-world experience and make valuable contacts in the community. It will be a component of UT's new Quality Enhancement Plan, which in turn is an important part of the Southern Association...</p> UT Landscape Architecture Professor Receives Research Fellowship UTCoAD 2014-04-08T14:58:12-04:00 >2014-04-08T14:58:12-04:00 <img src="" width="300" height="210" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>KNOXVILLE&mdash;An assistant professor of <a href="" target="_blank">landscape architecture</a> and plant sciences at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has received a research fellowship to develop performance evaluation methods for regional landscape projects.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Brad Collett</a> was recently named a 2014 research fellow of the Case Study Investigation Program of the <a href="" target="_blank">Landscape Architecture Foundation</a>.</p><p>The program is a collaboration-based initiative that pairs student-faculty teams with leading design professionals to document the benefits of high-performance landscape projects.</p><p>Collett and a team of graduate students in the UT Landscape Architecture Program will work with design firms <a href="" target="_blank">Hargreaves</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Perkins + Will</a>. Together they will develop landscape performance evaluation methods, metrics, and case studies for the city of Chattanooga's Renaissance Park, the Atlanta Beltline's Eastside Trail, and Perkins + Will's Atlanta office.</p><p>"Performance-based design represents a relatively new genre of landscape architectural practic...</p> BASKERVILL APPOINTS ASSOCIATE PRINCIPALS AND ASSOCIATES laurenlicklider 2014-04-08T13:56:36-04:00 >2014-04-08T13:56:36-04:00 <img src="" width="216" height="216" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>RICHMOND, VA (April 8, 2014) &ndash; Baskervill is pleased to announce the appointment of two new associate principals and four new associates. New associate principals include Alan W. Davis, RA, LEED AP BD+C, and Jay Woodburn, AIA, LEED AP BD+C. New associates include Elizabeth Temple, Jennifer L. Compton, NEWH, LEED AP, Patricia Lopez, LEED AP ID+C, and Tracey Gould.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Alan Davis</a>, associate principal, is a registered architect, project manager, and business development professional for the financial services and corporate office divisions, providing clients such as&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Union First Market Bank</a>, Essex Bank, Wells Fargo, and FedFinancial Federal Credit Union with successful design solutions to meet their organizational goals. He is an active member of the Virginia Credit Union League, the Maryland &amp; DC Credit Union Association, the Virginia Bankers Association, and the Virginia Association of Community Banks. Speaking engagements include "The Branch of the Future" at the Virginia Association of C...</p> Plans for Phase Three of Battersea Power Station development revealed fosterpartners 2014-04-08T10:27:49-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:06:45-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Phase Three, a key part of the regeneration of the Battersea site, has been designed by Gehry Partners and Foster + Partners and includes new homes and a new high street, known as The Electric Boulevard, in an area to the south of the landmark Battersea Power Station.</p><p>The Electric Boulevard will be the main gateway to the 42-acre development, connecting the Northern Line Extension station with the Power Station. The phase includes more than 1,300 homes in a range of sizes and styles in two zones on either side of the boulevard, as well as a 160-room hotel, retail spaces, restaurants and leisure facilities.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Read more</strong></a></p> Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to open Campus Hoogvliet WielAretsArchitects 2014-04-08T05:45:28-04:00 >2014-04-14T03:30:13-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Today in Rotterdam Her Majesty Queen M&aacute;xima of the Netherlands will officially open Campus Hoogvliet</strong>, from 10:00-11:15, during a ceremony set to take place on the campus' main square. After the officiation the campus will open its doors to the public, allowing neighborhood residents a chance to tour the interior of the non-public buildings, such as the schools and housing, as well as the campus' fully public buildings, which include sports facilities, shops, and small caf&eacute;s.</p><p>Campus Hoogvliet<br>April 8th, 2014 10:00-13:30</p><p>Lengweg<br>3192 BM Rotterdam<br>the Netherlands</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Read more about Campus Hoogvliet</a></p> IIT CoA awarded 'D&AD Award 2014' for the publication NOWNESS WielAretsArchitects 2014-04-07T08:25:30-04:00 >2014-04-14T18:59:11-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>In March 2013 the Illinois Institute of Technology College of Architecture (IIT CoA) published NOWNESS to coincide with the investiture of Wiel Arets as its Dean.</strong> The publication&ndash;which formalizes the focus of the school's 2013-2014 academic year&ndash;was recently honored with an 'In Book' award for its design by Dutch graphic designer Edwin van Gelder, from the 'Design &amp; Art Direction Awards'. The organization was founded in Britain in 1962, and is recognized globally for its 'promotion of excellence in design and advertising'; its awards are some of the most coveted in the graphic industry. The publication, which is no longer available in print, is available for download from IIT's website.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank">Download&nbsp;<em>NOWNESS</em></a><br><br><a href="" target="_blank">View the publication at D&amp;AD</a></p> Mecanoo’s design for university of Cambridge housing scheme receives planning approval mecanoo PR 2014-04-07T05:43:10-04:00 >2014-04-14T19:06:35-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="340" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On Wednesday 19 March, the design by Mecanoo for 232 key worker homes on the North West Cambridge Development of the University of Cambridge was approved by the local planning authorities. Mecanoo integrates characteristics of Dutch architecture and brickwork within the Cambridge context for the apartment blocks.</p><p>They include formal and informal groupings of buildings along with two interior courtyards complete with lawns, flower fields and raised decks that all stimulate activity within the communal areas.</p><p>The North West Cambridge Development is the largest single capital project that the University of Cambridge has undertaken in its 800-year history. It includes, among other things, 3,000 homes, 100,000 m2 of research space and community facilities including a primary school, a doctors&rsquo; surgery, a supermarket and retail units.</p><p>It has been designed as an extension to the city, with an urban rather than suburban grain and will be of the highest design quality as well as being an exampl...</p> Manchester arts centre HOME designed by mecanoo tops out mecanoo PR 2014-04-07T05:35:00-04:00 >2014-04-07T13:30:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>On 27 March, the official topping out was celebrated for <a href="" target="_blank">HOME</a>, the new multi-artform complex in Manchester city centre designed by Mecanoo. The ceremony took place in a rooftop &lsquo;living room&rsquo; that had been lifted to the highest point to mark the occasion. Construction of the &pound;25m building is progressing well, moving towards completion on time and on budget with opening planned in spring 2015.</p><p>HOME is the newest high profile addition to Manchester&rsquo;s renowned cultural scene and central to the city&rsquo;s tourism offer. With its own unique place within the cultural landscape, HOME is predicted to receive 500,000 visits per year.</p><p>In keeping with this high profile, Mecanoo designed HOME to be an iconic arts venue that is both dynamic and intimate. Its distinctive triangular shape with rounded corners and glass fa&ccedil;ades makes the cultural centre stand out from the commercial developments that surround it. HOME features a 500-seat theatre; a 150-seat flexible theatre; a 500m2, 4m high gallery space...</p> BASKERVILL TO PRESENT AT AIA RICHMOND'S ARCHITECTURE WEEK laurenlicklider 2014-04-03T11:56:50-04:00 >2014-04-07T18:45:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>RICHMOND, VA (April 3, 2014) &ndash; </strong>Baskervill is excited to participate in <a href="" target="_blank">AIA Richmond&rsquo;s Architecture Week</a>, held from April 7 to April 12. As part of a national event that showcases architecture&rsquo;s influence on daily life, Richmond&rsquo;s Architecture Week will celebrate and honor the city&rsquo;s vibrant architecture and design culture.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>This year&rsquo;s theme is &ldquo;Made in RVA,&rdquo; which will focus on the artistic craftsmanship behind Richmond designers, including a special presentation on artistic collaboration by Baskervill Interior Designer Matthew Marsili and local muralist Ed Trask.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Other events for Architecture Week include a variety of tours, from a construction company and furniture design studio to tours of a modern residence and historic neighborhood, as well as a sneak peek at the city&rsquo;s First Freedom Monument design concept. For a full schedule, <a href="" target="_blank">click here</a>.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re lucky to be a part of a city that&rsquo;s full of creativity and inspiration,&rdquo; said <a href="" target="_blank">Bob Tierney, AIA</a>, Baskervill&rsquo;s director of design and ...</p> I Love Sicilia - march 2014 Fabio Costanzo 2014-04-01T17:32:57-04:00 >2014-04-07T18:59:37-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="654" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Interiors. &nbsp;Alessandro Fiore presents 2C House</p> 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award Presented at AD2021 Greg Sikora 2014-03-31T14:10:19-04:00 >2014-03-31T18:56:30-04:00 <img src="" width="400" height="266" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The Boston Architectural College was pleased to honor Susan Park, President of the Boston Preservation Alliance (BPA), with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 7th annual Gala Preview Party for <em>AD20/21: Art &amp; Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries &amp; The Boston Print Fair</em>, now a part of Boston Design Week.</p><p>The AD20/21 Gala Preview Party is the Boston Architectural College's premier fundraising event of the year, attracting hundreds of guests from the BAC and Boston's vibrant design community, and has been an important opportunity for the College to raise funds to continue to educate the finest emerging design professionals and enhance the student experience. 650 guests attended the event at the Cyclorama at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, March 27 to show their support for the BAC, and to preview this year's collection of modern art and design at the annual show produced by Fusco and Four Ventures.</p><p>In addition to serving as President of the Boston Preservation Alliance, Su...</p> SCI-Arc to Host 2014 Regional Session for Mayors’ Institute on City Design sciarcnews 2014-03-31T12:58:32-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:09:27-04:00 <p><img alt="" src=""></p><p>Following a nationwide selection process, SCI-Arc was announced as a regional partner and host of one of three regional sessions presented this year by the <strong>Mayors&rsquo; Institute on City Design </strong>(MICD). The school will organize a two-day design workshop where eight mayors from the West region will convene in a closed-door session with a team of interdisciplinary design professionals to discuss design and development issues that each participating city is currently facing.</p><p>The invited mayors will represent a diversity of cities and bring a wide variety of design&nbsp;issues to the table. The resource team, led by <strong>SCI-Arc faculty David Bergman </strong>and <strong>Heather Flood</strong>, will include members ranging from architects and&nbsp;planners to public policy specialists, developers, preservationists, lawyers,&nbsp;landscape architects, transportation planners, and housing experts, as well as practicing professionals and distinguished academics. Each mayor will present a design issue from his or her city to be&nbsp;analyzed by th...</p> Press Release | Century City Mall Makati Officially Opened Pomeroy Studio 2014-03-31T08:04:21-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:10:07-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Award winning eco-architect Jason Pomeroy of Pomeroy Studio, was in Makati on March 27th to celebrate the launch of leading developer Century Properties&rsquo; flagship lifestyle and retail destination, Century City Mall. The Mall designed by Pomeroy, prior to establishing Pomeroy Studio, was the venue for a lavish gala celebration. It saw local fashion designer Francis Libiran display his capsule collection inspired by the architectural forms and the mall&rsquo;s branding graphics.</p><p>Marco Antonio, acting Chief Operating Officer of Century Properties later tweeted: &ldquo;Wanted to give a special thank you to the country&rsquo;s #1 event director Robby Carmona for last nights flawless festivities and architect Jason Pomeroy who we closely collaborated with to bring the vision of Century City Mall into reality&rdquo;.</p><p>Pomeroy commented: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m delighted to have been invited to this special event and to see Century City Mall materialise from concept sketch to reality. I am hugely grateful to Marco Antonio, and Century ...</p> Clark Nexsen Wins Two ACEC Virginia Engineering Excellence Honor Awards brutvan 2014-03-28T17:43:13-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:00:43-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="382" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Norfolk, Virginia (March 28, 2014) &mdash; Clark Nexsen was recently recognized with two American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Virginia 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA). Clark Nexsen and BayLand Consultants &amp; Designers, Inc. jointly won an Honor Award for the Colley Bay Living Shoreline in Norfolk, Virginia. Clark Nexsen and Orders Construction took home an Honor Award for the Route 60 Main Street Bridge Replacement in Clifton Forge, Virginia.</p><p>The EEAs recognize outstanding engineering projects. Submissions are judged based on innovation, future value to the engineering profession and perception by the public, social, economic, and sustainable design considerations, complexity, and client satisfaction.</p><p>&ldquo;We are excited to see our engineering accomplishments for the City of Norfolk and the Virginia Department of Transportation recognized through the ACEC EEA program,&rdquo; said Clark Nexsen Principal&nbsp;Danny Taylor.</p><p><strong>Colley Bay Living Shoreline</strong><br><em>2014 ACEC Virginia Engineering Excellen...</em></p> Does Drawing Has a Future? millionsofmovingparts 2014-03-27T23:39:15-04:00 >2014-04-04T21:30:46-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="468" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Benedetta Tagliabue will present the sofa BOTAN at Salone Internazionale del Mobile. amcclean 2014-03-27T14:20:40-04:00 >2014-03-27T14:24:56-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="296" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>Miralles Tagliabue EMBT</strong>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<strong>Passoni Nature</strong>&nbsp;are pleased to invite you to the next Salone Internazionale del Mobile where they will present the new modular sofa&nbsp;<strong>BOTAN</strong>&nbsp;that takes its inspiration from the iconography of the flower to create a comfortable design seat.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>8 - 13th April 2014<br>Salone Internazionale del Mobile<br>Milan<br>Hall 12 Stand C18</strong></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Special Presentation 11th April - 6.00pm.&nbsp;</strong></p><p><strong>Ordine degli Architetti di Milano.</strong></p><p><strong>RSVP <a href="" target="_blank"></a></strong></p><p><br>&nbsp;</p> Foster + Partners to design First and Mission Towers in San Francisco fosterpartners 2014-03-27T13:11:16-04:00 >2014-03-31T19:30:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="328" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In a joint venture, TMG Partners, one of the San Francisco Bay Area&rsquo;s largest mixed-use property developers, and Northwood Investors LLC, a leading privately-held global real estate investment firm, announced today the selection of Foster + Partners and Heller Manus Architects as architects for the approximately two million square foot mixed-use development in San Francisco.</p><p><a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Read more</strong></a></p> Curriculum Coordinator needed Soleen Karim 2014-03-26T03:37:35-04:00 >2014-04-07T19:02:41-04:00 <p><strong>Academic&nbsp;</strong><strong>Professional</strong><br><strong>College</strong><strong>&nbsp;of Architecture</strong><br><strong>Georgia Institute of Technology</strong><br><strong>Atlanta, Georgia</strong></p><p>The College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Georgia has an immediate opening for a Common First Year (CFY) Curriculum Coordinator/Academic Professional.</p><p>Working closely with the Schools in the College, the&nbsp;CFY&nbsp;Curriculum Coordinator will be responsible for the following duties:</p><p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Lead First Year Seminar&nbsp;GT1000&nbsp;Teaching team, and develop coursework under the direction of the&nbsp;CFY&nbsp;Director.</p><p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manage First Year Instructor orientation.</p><p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Coordinate design and lecture curricula under direction of the&nbsp;CFY&nbsp;Director.</p><p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manage student archives.</p><p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Develop&nbsp;CFY&nbsp;communication materials featuring student work.</p><p>&middot;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Manage student assessment processes.</p><p>The successful candidate will report to the Director of&nbsp;CFY&nbsp;(Common First Year). &nbsp;&nbsp;This is a full-time (75% time) 12 month appointment. The successful candidate will be classified as an Academic Profes...</p> Getting Out In Front Of The Market KTGYGroup 2014-03-25T20:24:53-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:25:31-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><strong>IRVINE, CALIF. - </strong>What can the home building industry learn from the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Gretzky? Gretzky said, "A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.&rdquo; He wasn't the biggest or the strongest but Gretzky's intelligence and reading of the game were unrivaled. So, how can home builders be like "The Great One" and get to "where the puck is going to be?" According to Nick Lehnert, an executive director with the national architecture and planning firm of KTGY Group, Inc. in Irvine, Calif., it is through extensive field and demographic research, comprehensive interviews, focus groups and studying survey results of local buyer preferences. Lehnert heads up KTGY's R&amp;D Studio and Idea Lab.<br><br>"We study the new homes that are being built in the market," says Lehnert. "We talk to the onsite sales agents to find out what the buyers are looking for and we evaluate what products and features are missing from the ma...</p> KTGY-designed Zero Home Wins Top Professional Builder Design Award for Bellasol at Rosecrest in Herriman, Utah KTGYGroup 2014-03-25T20:02:08-04:00 >2014-03-25T20:03:14-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="343" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>IRVINE, CALIF. &ndash; Award-winning national firm KTGY Group, Inc., Architecture + Planning, is pleased to announce that Bellasol (known as "The Zero Home") in Herriman, Utah, received the Platinum award for Single-Family Production - 2,001 SF - 3,100 SF in the 2014 <em>Professional Builder</em> Design Awards competition. Last year, Garbett Homes and KTGY won the Platinum award for The Solaris Collection at Daybreak in South Jordan, Utah, in <em>Professional Builder</em> Design Awards' Single-Family Production - 2,000 SF or below category.<br><br>Additionally, Bellasol won a Silver Award and is a finalist for the Gold Award in The Nationals award program. Bellasol received this honor in the category of Best Architectural Design of a Single Family Home (3,000 to 4,000 Square Feet). The Gold Awards were presented at the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) International Builders' Show&reg; (IBS) in Vegas, Nev.<br><br>Designed by KTGY and built by Garbett Homes, The Zero Home has been featured on Bloomberg TV and <em>Forbes...</em></p>