Archinect 2016-12-04T19:37:03-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/149981317/covert-house-and-murphy-house-join-2016-riba-house-of-the-year-shortlist Covert House and Murphy House join 2016 RIBA House of the Year shortlist Justine Testado 2016-12-02T21:03:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T07:45:12-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/dh/dhxcz6ty3l4z4dye.jpg" width="650" height="510" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>RIBA is taking a little more time in revealing the shortlist for the 2016 House of the Year award. Most recently, RIBA announced that DSDHA's Covert House and the Murphy House by Richard Murphy Architects have made it onto the shortlist, along with the Outhouse and Ansty Plum revealed last week.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Covert House, Clapham, South London by DSDHA</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b7/b77ah3rf4cvt2p63.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/30/30joly4act3jzsm3.jpg"></p><p>Murphy House, Edinburgh by Richard Murphy Architects</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/m2/m2bgp600awslf5v7.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g7/g72pp6c7jo3obbuj.jpg"></p><p>Find more details about each project <a href="http://bustler.net/news/5337/covert-house-and-murphy-house-join-2016-riba-house-of-the-year-shortlist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980743/the-first-two-shortlisters-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981307/moreau-kusunoki-winners-of-guggenheim-helsinki-competition-respond-to-rejected-plans-an-extraordinary-adventure-despite-the-disappointing-result Moreau Kusunoki, winners of Guggenheim Helsinki competition, respond to rejected plans: "an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T18:26:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T18:16:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/xs/xspdut66fpx93wzh.jpg" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Now that <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Helsinki's city council has rejected</a> the latest round of financing plans for the Guggenheim outpost, it appears that the <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130277836/who-are-helsinki-guggenheim-winners-nicolas-moreau-and-hiroko-kusunoki" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">winning design by Moreau Kusunoki</a> most certainly won't be built. We reached out to the architects for comment, and they provided the following statement:</p><p><em>Guggenheim Helsinki was an extraordinary adventure despite the disappointing result of the vote from the City Council of Helsinki.</em></p><p><em>The reflections we had in conceiving the 21th-century museum in Helsinki were thought-provoking and revelatory, such as the participatory and social dimensions of the museum, the studies on in-between spaces and flexible use.</em></p><p><em>Through the project, the research on the use of wood, particularly with a tower of 50m in height, the Laminated Veneer Lumber which spans more than 24m, and the use of charred wood cladding were among the stimulating topics we explored and challenged.</em></p><p><em>This journey was also an opportunity to meet exceptional professionals, whose commitment to promoting art an...</em></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981239/ten-top-images-on-archinect-s-architect-sure-pinterest-board Ten Top Images on Archinect's "Architect Sure!" Pinterest Board Archinect 2016-12-02T18:15:00-05:00 >2016-12-03T14:46:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9o/9o8dtbi710s1uo42.jpg" width="650" height="651" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>In case you haven't checked out <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Pinterest</a> boards in a while, we have compiled ten recently pinned images from outstanding projects on various Archinect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Firm</a> and <a href="http://archinect.com/people" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">People</a> profiles.</p><p>(<strong>Tip: </strong>use the handy <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/69075090/7-reasons-why-you-need-to-be-using-archinect-s-follow-feature" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">FOLLOW feature</a> to easily keep up-to-date with all your favorite Archinect profiles!)</p><p>Today's top images (in no particular order) are from the board <a href="http://pinterest.com/archinect/architect-sure/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Architect Sure!</em></a>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/13/13eyg7i7frppyn6b.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/aa-lab/project/the-south-yard" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The South Yard</a> in Nanning, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/aa-lab" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Advanced Architecture Lab</a>; Co-design: Zhou Chao, Atelier UPA; Photo: Arch-exist photography</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/px/pxvja6vokqbozioi.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg/project/stanford-university-gsb-highland-hall" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Stanford University, GSB Highland Hall</a> in Stanford, CA by&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/steinberg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Steinberg</a> and Legorreta</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cz/czpmmouakcxv02zn.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/motodesignshop.com/project/70s-modern" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">'70s Modern</a> in Abington, PA by Irwin Stein; Renovation: <a href="http://archinect.com/motodesignshop.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Moto Designshop Inc.</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e9fsvng7nq2ho43c.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/133595838/laurentian-ski-chalet/149963173" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Laurentian Ski Chalet</a> in St. Donat, Canada by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/133595838/robitaillecurtis" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">RobitailleCurtis</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s9wy8j7kei12opr.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149971019/uch2-university-of-brighton/149975379" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCH2, University of Brighton</a> in Brighton, UK by <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/149971019/proctor-matthews-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Proctor &amp; Matthews Architects</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/au/auvnylgi5g98w6hc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/pinkintruder/project/renaixement" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">renaixement</a> at Burning Man by <a href="http://archinect.com/pinkintruder" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">pink intruder</a>; Photo: Noel Arraiz</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p5/p56wb2ytdqd6fror.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/project/149963936/the-waterhouse-at-south-bund/149963940" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Waterhouse at South Bund</a> in Shanghai, China by <a href="http://archinect.com/neriandhu" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Neri&amp;Hu Design and Research Office</a>; Photo: Pedro Pegenaute</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9x/9xa7vid9usmqts6q.jpg"></p><p>&uarr; <a href="http://archinect.com/DENORTE/project/cualtis-headquarters" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">CUALTIS Headqu...</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981222/construction-update-big-s-twisted-vancouver-house-tower-rises-above-grade Construction update: BIG's twisted Vancouver House tower rises above grade Alexander Walter 2016-12-02T14:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/38/38b1168383547b196c9f00d981508729.jpg" width="650" height="725" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>In the three months since our last update, progress has been moving along at the site of the Bjarke Ingels-designed Vancouver House. The soon-to-be iconic 49-storey mixed-use tower by Westbank is beginning to rise above grade [...]. Designed in conjunction with Canadian firms Dialog Architects and James KM Cheng Architects, Vancouver House has been described as a "living sculpture," and the tower's signature twist will soon become a staple of the newly minted Beach District neighbourhood.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7f/7f14abd0e54e62a6db6af0606ccc3987.jpg"></p><p><em>Photo of the Vancouver House construction site by <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Skyrise Cities</a> forum member mcminsen. Click <a href="http://skyrisecities.com/news/2016/12/vancouver-house-rises-above-grade" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to see more photos.</em></p><p>The tower and other Vancouver-related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/45328468/big-s-490-foot-tall-beach-and-howe-tower-for-vancouver" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG&rsquo;s 490-foot-tall Beach and Howe Tower for Vancouver</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137194843/can-vancouver-break-out-of-its-boring-architecture-mold-with-these-new-ambitious-skyscrapers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Can Vancouver break out of its 'boring-architecture' mold with these new ambitious skyscrapers?</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149973355/is-vancouver-s-15-tax-on-overseas-buyers-helping-to-cool-the-housing-market" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Is Vancouver's 15% tax on overseas buyers helping to cool the housing market?</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981220/unfold-berlin-s-modern-architectural-history-in-this-nifty-paper-map Unfold Berlin's modern architectural history in this nifty paper map Justine Testado 2016-12-02T14:22:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T14:22:13-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5e36jeh3hhatlpgp.jpg" width="650" height="557" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>At nearly 350 square miles, [Berlin is] a difficult city to tour without some guidance. Its vastness is doubly inconvenient for architecture buffs...The [Modern Berlin Map] documents 50 buildings, selected by Berlin-based journalist Matthew Tempest. Unfolded, the front of the guide displays the landmarks on a map of Berlin, while the reverse catalogues the buildings in chronological order. This provides a unique lens through which to track the city&rsquo;s political shifts.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Want more travel tips for Berlin? Check out Archinect's Berlin Travel Guide, which features recommendations from J&uuml;rgen Mayer H:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/132034420/let-j-rgen-mayer-h-help-plan-your-next-trip-to-berlin-with-his-own-travel-tips" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Let J&uuml;rgen Mayer H. help plan your next trip to Berlin with his own travel tips</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981015/oma-s-three-part-faena-project-opens-in-miami OMA's three-part Faena project opens in Miami Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-02T13:33:00-05:00 >2016-12-04T10:53:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/hw/hwxi84hxkox9xqpq.jpg" width="650" height="450" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>OMA's three-piece project for Miami's new,&nbsp;billion-dollar arts neighborhood, Faena District Miami Beach, had its coming out party this past Monday, christening the start of the city's Art Basel. OMA's work consists of the Faena Forum, Faena Park, and Faena Bazaar (the last one doesn't open until March of next year), located right by the beach, and linked by a series of public spaces.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/84/84489qwugf5vjkjl.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/su/su70a3a8srpdc89o.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/54/54v2yh6mwmr4naew.jpg"></p><p>The Forum is a 42,565 square-feet arts venue, accommodating a flexible set of art and performance styles. The two main levels of the building are allowed vast stretches of column-free space, supported by a "structural facade of 350 distinct windows". The top floor is capped by a 40-foot-high dome, with a spiraling balcony arising from the street affording plentiful views of the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l7/l7fuq5nkr140bvgn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/tu/tu9ohyunhhjnd46r.gif"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/22/22ij3uf4hcb6o1k2.jpg"></p><p>Faena Park, which OMA's press release refers to as "a state-of-the-art parking structure," doesn't hold a lot of cars (capacity for 81, stacking two per space) but its 28,000 square-feet prioritizes retail space instead. The ...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/139501115/gymnasium-in-clamart/149981136 Gymnasium in Clamart by Dominique Coulon & associés Dominique Coulon 2016-12-02T04:32:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T18:47:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/zz/zz9z3ogm4xe20ksl.jpg" width="650" height="971" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>&lsquo;Les Closiaux&rsquo; gymnasium, pupil information and guidance centre, and staff accommodation in Clamart</p><p>The building is located in a 1950s residential area in the Paris suburbs. The large sports hall is positioned at the far end of the site, giving the street a degree of amplitude and generating a public space which reinforces the building&rsquo;s status as a community facility. The volume of the accommodation is in keeping with the houses in the neighbourhood. The fragmentation of the programmes produces a displacement between the two volumes, offering glimpses of the central part of the site and opening up views towards the gardens.<br>This dispersion of volumes is contradicted by a continuous canopy which breaks up the perspective by obliquely distorting and twisting the vanishing lines. As it unfolds, it creates an invisible balance between the various points of tension the length of the canopy.<br>The displacement of the volumes expands the space and sets up contradictory vanishing lines. This op...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980957/editor-s-picks-458 Editor's Picks #458 Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T21:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T00:54:37-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/bb/bb6p4grtc39e244k.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/nicholaskorody" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Nicholas Korody</a>&nbsp;published the last of his series from a conversation with Denise Scott Brown. <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149977368/learning-from-learning-from-las-vegas-in-conversation-with-denise-scott-brown-part-3-research" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part 3:</a> focused on the pedagogical methods employed in the Learning from Las Vegas studio.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7l/7l9f6jnpxyfzyn23.jpg"></p><p>&nbsp;Plus, <a href="http://archinect.com/Julia_Ingalls" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Julia Ingalls</a>&nbsp;wrote about Faulders Studio's Wynwood Facade and how it <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149976858/faulders-studio-s-wynwood-facade-highlights-street-art-in-miami-s-dynamic-parking-structure-scene" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Highlights Street Art in Miami's Dynamic Parking Structure Scene</a>. While&nbsp;<a href="http://tp://archinect.com/people/cover/2752895/fred-scharmen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Fred Scharmen</a>&nbsp;really loved "<em>the drawing that shows the lines of the city crawling up to compose the facade&hellip;</em>" it seemed nonetheless a "<em>Nice idea and a beautiful drawing, but...post-rationalization.</em>"</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9s/9s6w3bc7uqg19d8r.jpg"></p><p><strong>News</strong></p><p>The AIA <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977696/aia-releases-statement-on-2016-u-s-election-results-will-trump-s-relations-with-architects-change" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">released</a> a statement on 2016 U.S. election results, indicating a willingness to cooperate with Trump to tackle pressing <a href="http://new.aia.org/articles/21996-what-will-donald-trumps-presidency-mean-for" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">urban issues</a>.</p><p>Which caused a huge uproar. <strong>null pointer</strong> spoke for many "<em>I'm not renewing my AIA membership next year. Fuck both of these assholes.</em>"</p><p>Responding to the outcry, AIA came out with an <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978583/aia-leaders-release-video-apology-for-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">apology</a> (of sorts). Then tried <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979147/aia-ceo-and-president-issue-special-message-to-members-in-latest-response-to-notmyaia-debacle" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">again</a>.</p><p>Others like Bryan Lee (Place + Civic Design Director for the Arts Council of New Orleans and member of Nat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981082/having-bazillions-of-dollars-helps Having bazillions of dollars helps Nam Henderson 2016-12-01T20:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:26:18-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/e9/e9zoy9e5b1c146b5.jpg" width="650" height="433" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Even if the townhouses look alike and they&rsquo;re next to each other, they don&rsquo;t always have the same floor levels. So we&rsquo;ll have to find a way to eliminate the party wall between them. It&rsquo;s really taking apart both houses and rebuilding them as one. If the client wants these big open spaces, we have to dismantle the interior of these buildings and then rebuild them together as a 40-foot-wide building</p></em><br /><br /><p>S. Jhoanna Robledo reviews the latest trend in urban living for the wealthy, the Franken&shy;mansion.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981092/s-o-paulo-named-grand-prize-winner-in-2016-mayors-challenge São Paulo named Grand Prize Winner in 2016 Mayors Challenge Alexander Walter 2016-12-01T18:45:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T18:45:46-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n7/n71qw61xcji0tpur.jpg" width="650" height="305" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>As part of this year&rsquo;s Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge, the Brazilian megacity drafted a proposal for a digital interchange platform designed to connect vendors with restaurants, markets, and other retailers in an effort to make it easier for them to sell their wares. On Wednesday, S&atilde;o Paulo&rsquo;s proposal was named the winner of the third ever Mayors Challenge, which gives it a $5 million cash prize to implement the idea.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Four other cities will also receive $1 million each to implement their respective proposals. The winners include two Colombian cities, Medell&iacute;n and Bogot&aacute;, as well as Santiago, Chile, and Guadalajara, Mexico."</em></p><p>Click <a href="http://mayorschallenge.bloomberg.org/ideas/sao-paulo/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a> to learn more about&nbsp;the winning proposal "S&atilde;o Paulo: Growing Farmers&rsquo; Income, Shrinking Urban Sprawl."</p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/109659675/barcelona-wins-grand-prize-in-bloomberg-philanthropies-mayors-challenge-for-europe" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Barcelona wins Grand Prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies&rsquo; Mayors Challenge for Europe</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147654209/s-o-paulo-s-big-bet-on-housing-policy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">S&atilde;o Paulo's big bet on housing policy</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/145287035/odd-beauty-downtown-s-o-paulo-through-the-lens-of-felipe-russo" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Odd beauty: downtown S&atilde;o Paulo through the lens of Felipe Russo</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981007/hud-winked-ben-carson-takes-on-housing-for-trump-and-zha-distances-itself-from-patrik-schumacher-on-archinect-sessions-90-ft-special-guest-marc-miller HUD-winked: Ben Carson takes on housing for Trump and ZHA distances itself from Patrik Schumacher on Archinect Sessions #90, ft. special guest Marc Miller Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T15:46:00-05:00 >2016-12-04T19:21:28-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ce/cenxbs3zt5x2bjak.jpg" width="650" height="421" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>When president-elect Donald Trump nominated Ben Carson to lead the department of Housing and Urban Development, the response was resoundingly: huh?</p><p>The neurosurgeon came onto the national political scene in 2015, during his run for the Republican nomination, but after Trump took the presidency and started throwing around the idea of <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">offering a Cabinet position to Carson</a>, a spokesperson said "Dr. Carson feels he has no government experience, he's never run a federal agency. The last thing he would want to do was take a position that could cripple the presidency." Despite all that,&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Carson is now (almost definitely officially) secretary of HUD</a> (which he knows just enough about to seriously backtrack the agency's work as pushed by Obama). So here we are.</p><p>Special guest <a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/118068376/marc-miller" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marc Miller</a> joins us on the podcast to discuss the implications of Carson's inexperience for HUD, as well as chew on the latest Schumacher-induced controversy: when the architect promoted the privatization of public space an...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981031/archinect-s-employer-of-the-day-weekly-round-up-117 Archinect's Employer of the Day: Weekly Round-Up #117 Justine Testado 2016-12-01T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T20:22:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/2p/2p160whoixutyhm4.jpg" width="650" height="760" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Searching for a job? Archinect's&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;Weekly Round-Up can help start off your hunt amid the hundreds of&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">active listings</a>&nbsp;on our job board. If you've been following the feature on our&nbsp;<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook</a>,&nbsp;<em>Employer of the Day</em>&nbsp;is where we highlight active employers and showcase a gallery of their work.</p><p>Here are some of the latest&nbsp;<em>EOTD</em>-featured firms:</p><p>1. <a href="http://archinect.com/JesticoWhiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Jestico + Whiles</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.10154505885897247.1073743486.159112812246/10154505886367247/?type=3&amp;theater" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149978729/business-development-coordinator" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Business Development Coordinator</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eo/eoduqfv3zl0y23xr.jpg"></p><p>2. <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/masastudio" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marwan Al-Sayed, Inc.</a></strong> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/pg/Archinect/photos/?tab=album&amp;album_id=10154516597977247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149979370/part-time-cad-detailer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Part-time CAD detailer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/j7/j77p04g1ptvri3qa.jpg"></p><p>3. <a href="http://archinect.com/benedettiarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Benedetti Architects</strong></a> (<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154537937657247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149980624/practice-manager" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Practice Manager</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/u2/u27hstoo6wqzdqu1.jpg"></p><p>4.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/westofwest" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>West of West</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154542918677247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149968123/junior-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Junior Designer</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/15/154c8d6fkw0n2wf0.jpg"></p><p>5.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/trapolinpeerarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Trapolin-Peer Architects</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154520029087247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/jobs/entry/149979089/intern-architect-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Intern Architect/Architect</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/95/95stb6z66zgja2r1.jpg"></p><p>6.&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/71077/the-university-of-tennessee-knoxville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>The University of Tennessee - Knoxville</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/posts/10154540280347247" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/jobs/71077/the-university-of-tennessee-knoxville" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9h/9hra6kr90thiojil.jpg"></p><p>7. <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/106636782/national-9-11-memorial-and-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>National 9/11 Memorial and Museum</strong></a>&nbsp;(<a href="https://www.facebook.com/Archinect/photos/a.208542262246.172486.159112812246/10154535413932247/?type=3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Facebook feature</a>)<br>&#8203;Currently hiring: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/jobs/106636782/national-9-11-memorial-and-museum" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Multiple listings</a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/p2/p2gsiosrgc24nxnq.jpg"></p><p>Keep track of&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/369546/employer-of-the-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Employer of the Day</a>&nbsp;</em>by following&nbsp;Arc...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981020/zaha-hadid-s-sleek-curvy-brit-awards-statuette-revealed Zaha Hadid's sleek, curvy BRIT Awards statuette revealed Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-12-01T14:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T14:35:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/63/630f48ab783f5f89a806497186879d8b.jpg" width="624" height="351" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Five different statues have been revealed, but only one - a depiction of Britannia with her hips to one side - will be handed out to winners at the February ceremony. [...] Brit Awards chairman Jason Iley said: "We are delighted with the finished statues. "Like Zaha, they are innovative and original and have gone well beyond our expectations to create something special that will progress the award into the future."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Last month, the Brit Awards revealed <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977350/zaha-hadid-s-design-selected-for-brit-awards-2017-trophy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's concept sketches</a> for their 2017 statuette. The finalized design will be given out at the BRITs ceremony on February 22nd in London.</p><p>More ZHA news:</p><ul><li><a title="Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's &quot;manifesto&quot; in open letter" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980618/zaha-hadid-architects-rejects-patrik-schumacher-s-manifesto-in-open-letter" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid Architects rejects Patrik Schumacher's "manifesto" in open letter</a></li><li><a title='Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149977689/patrik-schumacher-on-architectural-discourse-and-leadership-people-who-are-frank-are-trusted" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Patrik Schumacher on architectural discourse and leadership: "People who are frank are trusted"</a></li><li><a title='"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975808/but-always-with-zaha-s-dna" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"But always with Zaha&rsquo;s DNA"</a></li><li><a title="Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975636/zaha-hadid-s-jockey-club-takes-riba-s-award-for-international-excellence" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Zaha Hadid's Jockey Club takes RIBA's award for International Excellence</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981002/eero-saarinen-documentary-to-air-on-pbs-dec-27th Eero Saarinen documentary to air on PBS Dec. 27th Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T15:28:23-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ex/exci1nmuc3rdnnxy.jpg" width="650" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>For those who are interested in seeing <em>Eero Saarinen:&nbsp;The Architect Who Saw the Future</em> (<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reviewed her</a><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149964899/the-visionary-workaholic-an-intimate-luscious-documentary-portrait-of-eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">e on Archinect)</a>, they'll have their chance on December 27th when PBS airs the documentary as part of its American Masters Series. The film, which charts both Eero's professional and personal stories, will officially be released on DVD on January 3rd, 2017 from PBS distribution. In the meantime, here's a clip from the film where Eliel Saarinen finds out it is not him but his son Eero who has won the competition for St. Louis memorial design:</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981006/guggenheim-helsinki-plans-nixed-by-city-citing-the-project-s-excessive-cost-for-the-finnish-taxpayer Guggenheim Helsinki plans nixed by city, citing "the project’s excessive cost for the Finnish taxpayer" Julia Ingalls 2016-12-01T13:24:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T13:57:19-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3c/3cu355gh1ho62u58.jpg" width="650" height="456" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>The mix of private and public funding for the Guggenheim Helsinki has officially been rejected in a city council vote, meaning that the plans for the museum designed by&nbsp;Moreau &amp; Kusunoki are unlikely to ever be built. A new financing plan that drew the bulk of public funding from the city and the rest from private fundraising had been approved by the city board in November, but was vetoed by the larger city council last night. According to <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/30/arts/design/guggenheim-helsinki-museum-plans-are-rejected.html?_r=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The New York Times</a>,&nbsp;Richard Armstrong, director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation in New York, said about the vote that&nbsp;&ldquo;I suppose that it was a reaction to a sense of engulfing internationalism, or a reaction against globalism. That&rsquo;s how I&rsquo;m explaining it to myself.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/8w/8wfi5iiqhmhlcwwv.jpg"></p><p>Meanwhile, Helsinki City Council member and Guggenheim opposer&nbsp;Osku Pajamaki said that&nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m exhausted but relieved. Instead of buying a subsidiary of the Guggenheim Museum in New York, we can now focus on creating unique local cultural attractions in Helsinki.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/wv/wv0zgmypgxgg89xr.jpg"></p><p>Offici...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981013/oma-to-design-major-masterplan-for-feyernood-city-in-rotterdam OMA to design major masterplan for Feyernood City in Rotterdam Nicholas Korody 2016-12-01T13:16:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T13:17:41-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cv/cvkz7wgk87ddfrzq.jpg" width="650" height="409" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Rotterdam is the hometown and European headquarters of OMA and has many significant buildings by the firm. Now, it&rsquo;s set to get a new major project. The Mayor and Aldermen of the city just approved a major new masterplan for Feyernoord City, home of the Feyenoord football team. Sited next to the Maas river in Rotterdam-Zuid, the plan includes a new stadium for the team alongside a redevelopment of the neighborhood and the existing stadium, De Kuip.</p><p>According to a press release, the 63,000 seat stadium will be the &ldquo;landmark of Feyenoord City&rdquo; and a catalyst for future development. The old stadium will be converted into apartments, commercial space and an athletics sports center. An 800m long boulevard, dubbed the Strip, will connect the former stadium to the new one. Additionally, the masterplan includes an 89,000 square meter park and 700 new residential unites.</p><p>&ldquo;With the development of Feyenoord City, OMA contributes to the next phase of development for the city of Rotterdam, our hom...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149981005/hawaii-s-thirty-meter-telescope-could-be-moved-to-the-canary-islands Hawaii's Thirty Meter Telescope could be moved to the Canary Islands Justine Testado 2016-12-01T12:40:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T12:40:49-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ei/eii8z5xfpbzj4uk5.jpg" width="640" height="359" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Thirty Meter Telescope&rsquo;s International Observatory Board decided late last month that if they cannot move forward with building the telescope in Hawaii, they will instead choose La Palma, one of Spain&rsquo;s Canary Islands...The nonprofit group that&rsquo;s building the Thirty Meter Telescope began scoping out other sites for the $1.4 billion telescope this fall&mdash;including mountains in Chile, India, China, and Mexico...</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previous news about the TMT:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/130483588/hawaii-protesters-block-construction-of-giant-telescope-on-sacred-mountain-mauna-kea" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Hawaii protesters block construction of giant telescope on sacred mountain Mauna Kea</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/124832287/the-1-5b-30m-telescope-tmt-will-be-the-biggest-ever" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The $1.5B 30m telescope (TMT) will be the biggest ever</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980868/from-the-border-wall-to-the-pritzker-prize-the-architectural-controversies-that-defined-2016 From the border wall to the Pritzker Prize: the architectural controversies that defined 2016 Nicholas Korody 2016-12-01T12:04:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T17:24:25-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/x5/x5us0rqe9z3ee95h.jpg" width="650" height="383" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>As the year comes to a close, we're taking the opportunity to reflect on its defining moments. 2016 has been, for many of us, a pretty tough year&mdash;and the architecture community hasn't been immune to its trials and tribulations. Here's a round-up of some of the biggest controversies, debacles, and fiascos of the year.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ja/jacrpk9x28o2qrgo.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Boorish Border Wall Competition</strong></p><p>Long before Donald Trump went from long-shot presidential candidate to President-elect, a <a href="http://bustler.net/news/4754/us-mexico-border-wall-competition-provokes-controversy" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">controversial competition</a> was launched to design the border wall that remains one his major campaign promises. Initiated by the mysterious Third Mind Foundation, the competition provoked immediate and intense backlash because of its asserted &ldquo;neutrality&rdquo; in regards to a proposal considered by many to represent the heights of xenophobia.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/20/20l278w5ncq9l7gz.jpg"></p><p><strong>The Great Tokyo Olympic Stadium Debacle</strong></p><p>This <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/470819/tokyo-olympic-stadium" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">debacle</a> actually began in 2015, but it continued well into 2016. Zaha Hadid Architects won a competition to design the National Stadium for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and proc...</p> http://archinect.com/firms/release/6259264/chengdu-city-music-hall-wins-world-architecture-festival-award/149980936 Chengdu City Music Hall wins World Architecture Festival Award JessW 2016-11-30T21:27:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T20:29:50-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/th4bl99d6xrnd7rj.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Designed by Andrew Bromberg at Aedas, Chengdu City Music Hall in China is the winner of the Competition Entries - Future Projects category at World Architecture Festival (WAF) Awards 2016.</p><p>Located at the Wuhou district in Chengdu, China, the Chengdu City Music Hall complex balances cultural components within a dense urban environment disconnected from its traditional connection to nature. The traditional Chinese landscape paintings or shan shui paintings &ndash; &lsquo;shan&rsquo; refers to mountain and &lsquo;shui&rsquo; to river &ndash; are evolved from the surrounding Sichuan landscapes. The use of positive and negative spaces in this art form portrays an interesting balance between the physical and the ephemeral. These relationships were explored in how to balance the &lsquo;imagined&rsquo; creations of the performance venues and school of arts with the &lsquo;tangibles&rsquo; of the buildings which contain them.</p><p>The physical line between the tangible and the ephemeral was celebrated as a stepped public series of connected terraces. Beneat...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980926/new-territories-projects-forward-in-its-retrospective-at-the-frac-centre-in-val-de-loire-france New-Territories projects forward in its "retrospective" at the FRAC Centre in Val de Loire, France Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T20:00:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:48:54-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/09/09tbe7fnrqce9lb5.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>"Architects corrupt discourse, manipulate competition, make morality their banner and social responsibilities into an amulet or agit-prop," writes <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/655727/new-territories" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New-Territories</a>, the constantly-mutating Bangkok-based, French-born architecture studio, previously known as <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/14321/r-sie" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">R&amp;Sie</a> and elsewhere as M4 (MindMachineMakingMyths). &ldquo;They live and breathe the profound hypocrisy of human nature, with which they are consubstantial. Space is their playground, their control and coercion lever."</p><p>Deferring the authorial power assumed by architects stands as a central concern for New-Territories, which is integrally associated with the architect Fran&ccedil;ois Roche (despite his best efforts). Founded in 1993, New-Territories is officially &ldquo;headed&rdquo; by the &ldquo;Avatar&rdquo;, a digitally-generated androgynous figure, who tethers together a practice that is more fragmented than unitary. The &ldquo;Avatar&rdquo; also stands-in for a diverse roster of collaborators, including the artists Pierre Huyghe and Camille Lacadee. It is therefore a strange ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980907/big-barcode-to-design-terraced-sluishuis-complex-in-amsterdam BIG + BARCODE to design terraced “Sluishuis” complex in Amsterdam Justine Testado 2016-11-30T18:58:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T20:51:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vyqdz8ifmgn3m0q.jpg" width="650" height="361" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/39902/big-bjarke-ingels-group" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG</a> has another terraced building in the works. This time around, the practice led a team with Rotterdam-based <a href="http://archinect.com/barcodearchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BARCODE Architects</a> to design the competition-winning scheme for&nbsp;&ldquo;Sluishuis&rdquo;, a new 46,000 m2 mixed-use development proposed for IJburg Lake at the edge of Amsterdam.&nbsp;</p><p>The residential complex will be a&nbsp;&ldquo;building inside the port, with a port inside the building,&rdquo; <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/7054/bjarke-ingels" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels</a> says.&nbsp;Showing off different silhouettes at various vantage points, the building will also include 380 apartments,&nbsp;about&nbsp;4,000 m2 of commercial and public areas, 240 underground parking spaces,&nbsp;and a water-quality program that the architects say will provide enough room for up to 30 houseboats.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/5e/5egol0tsmenteg8f.jpg"><br><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/y1/y18nct1y4qd60apt.jpg"></p><p>Toward the water, the building block lifts up to create a large opening that allows water from the IJ Lake to flow into the central courtyard as well as bring sunlight and views into the inner apartments of the building. The block then cascades downward and reveals more of itself toward the city.</p><p>A public promenade ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980875/what-ben-carson-s-federal-inexperience-means-for-hud What Ben Carson's federal inexperience means for HUD Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-11-30T16:08:00-05:00 >2016-12-02T11:46:26-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/n9/n9fmnkfl7gaq1def.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>If Carson wants to dramatically change the nature of HUD, all he needs to do is nothing &mdash; a course of action he seems temperamentally inclined to accept. Under Carson, HUD could stop enforcement of that "socialist" Fair Housing Act. It could stop prodding local governments to increase access to homes. It could look the other way when local ordinances sequester government-mandated affordable housing away from those with enough pull to say "not in my backyard."</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson</a></li><li><a title="Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938277/turning-down-tenants-because-of-criminal-records-may-be-discrimination-says-hud" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Turning down tenants because of criminal records may be discrimination, says HUD</a></li><li><a title="U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100960550/u-s-department-of-hud-announces-the-rebuild-by-design-winners" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Department of HUD announces the Rebuild By Design winners</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980848/santa-monica-s-impossibly-green-building-dreams-the-challenging-path-to-living-building-certification Santa Monica's 'impossibly green' building dreams: the challenging path to Living Building certification Alexander Walter 2016-11-30T14:57:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T17:31:24-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ie/ieanteww318tv4hp.jpg" width="650" height="371" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>On a small and skinny lot wedged behind its historic city hall, Santa Monica is trying to accomplish something that has never been done before in California. By 2020, the city hopes to construct a 50,000-square-foot city services building that will meet the requirements of the International Living Future Institute&rsquo;s &ldquo;Living Building Challenge&rdquo; &mdash; the most stringent environmental building standard in the world.</p></em><br /><br /><p><em>"Should the city succeed it will prove that net-zero water is possible in our arid climate, even in a drought &mdash;&nbsp;and that if we&rsquo;re serious about staving off the effects of drought and climate change, we should settle for no less. It will also familiarize code officials with new innovations, making it easier for developers to build sustainably."</em></p><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149975987/say-goodbye-to-clunky-solar-panels-and-hello-to-tesla-s-sleek-new-glass-solar-roof-tiles" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Say goodbye to clunky solar panels, and hello to Tesla's sleek new glass solar roof tiles</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965794/architecture-dean-poh-says-reduction-in-energy-savings-is-not-enough-i-am-for-net-zero" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architecture Dean Poh says reduction in energy savings is not enough: "I am for net zero."</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/71829118/seattle-s-super-green-bullitt-center-opened-on-earth-day" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Seattle&rsquo;s Super-Green Bullitt Center Opened on Earth Day</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980853/trump-nominates-elaine-chao-for-secretary-of-transportation Trump nominates Elaine Chao for Secretary of Transportation Justine Testado 2016-11-30T14:40:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T14:46:42-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ul/ulghg53f1ujuc7sg.jpg" width="614" height="768" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Mr. Trump...has said that infrastructure redevelopment will be a priority of his first 100 days in office. And Ms. Chao has experience &mdash; politically and personally &mdash; in navigating the competing centers of power in the capital...But now that she is in line for a prominent position in Mr. Trump&rsquo;s cabinet, it is her own ties to business that are likely to come under scrutiny. As labor secretary, she faced criticism that her department favored business and was lax on enforcement and worker safety.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980007/president-elect-trump-offers-hud-post-to-ben-carson" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">President-elect Trump offers HUD post to Ben Carson</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149979660/trump-pilfers-clinton-s-plan-for-an-infrastructure-bank" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Trump pilfers Clinton's plan for an 'infrastructure bank'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149980845/scott-frank-senior-director-of-media-relations-for-the-aia-resigns-following-the-aia-s-statement-of-support-for-president-elect-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Scott Frank, Senior Director of Media Relations for the AIA, resigns following the AIA's statement of support for President-elect Trump</a></p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980845/scott-frank-senior-director-of-media-relations-for-the-aia-resigns-following-the-aia-s-statement-of-support-for-president-elect-trump Scott Frank, Senior Director of Media Relations for the AIA, resigns following the AIA's statement of support for President-elect Trump Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T13:40:00-05:00 >2016-12-01T10:27:35-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/g1/g1rx6d5na4sa55h5.jpg" width="650" height="434" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>It&rsquo;s been a rocky few weeks for the American Institute of Architects. Shortly following the election of Donald Trump, AIA CEO Robert Ivy released a statement on behalf of the 89,000 members of the organization, stating, &ldquo;The AIA and its 89,000 members are committed to working with President-elect Trump to address the issues our country faces, particularly strengthening the nation&rsquo;s aging infrastructure.&rdquo; However, not all 89,000 members of the AIA do, in fact, commit to working with the controversial President-elect. As a result, many took to Twitter and other social media platforms to voice their discontent with the hashtag #NotMyAIA, which we&rsquo;ve collected&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149978362/architects-respond-to-the-aia-s-statement-in-support-of-president-elect-donald-trump" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p>Now, Scott Frank, the AIA&rsquo;s Senior Director of Media Relations, has resigned from his post in response to the controversy. Architect&rsquo;s Newspaper <a href="https://archpaper.com/2016/11/aia-media-relations-director-resigns-trump/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">reports</a> that Scott resigned due to the &ldquo;AIA&rsquo;s severe mishandling of the situation&rdquo; and &ldquo;total lack of accountability&rdquo;. We reached out via email to the AIA&rsquo;s Senior Manager of Media R...</p> http://archinect.com/features/article/149980745/at-usc-s-homeless-studio-students-work-towards-real-solutions-to-the-city-s-homeless-crisis At USC's 'Homeless Studio', Students Work Towards Real Solutions to the City's Homeless Crisis Nicholas Korody 2016-11-30T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-04T00:56:47-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/th/thwcucltgtidb6tk.jpg" width="650" height="438" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Just a few miles from the <a href="http://archinect.com/uscarchitecture" target="_blank">University of Southern California</a>&nbsp;campus, Skid Row contains a significant portion of the homeless population of Los Angeles, a city in the midst of a declared <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/137260707/los-angeles-to-declare-homelessness-in-the-city-an-emergency-and-pledge-100-million" target="_blank">state of emergency</a>&nbsp;with nearly 47,000 people in total living in shelters and on the street. For R. Scott Mitchell and Sofia Borges, two instructors at the USC School of Architecture, this city-wide crisis demands an architectural response. &ldquo;The homeless are always thinking about architecture. It's time we started thinking about them,&rdquo; they wrote in the syllabus for their course, Homeless Studio.</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980743/the-first-two-shortlisters-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year The first two shortlisters for 2016 RIBA House of the Year Justine Testado 2016-11-29T20:46:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T09:08:02-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2afqxugb89ong1g.jpg" width="650" height="488" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Anticipation for the 2016 RIBA House of the Year winner builds up as competition grows narrower...Last Thursday, the first two houses in the shortlist were announced: Ansty Plum in Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray and the Outhouse in Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects. After all seven shortlisted houses are unveiled, the House of the Year will finally be revealed on [BBC's &ldquo;Grand Designs&rdquo;] on December 15.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's a glimpse of the first two shortlisted houses.</p><p><strong>Outhouse, Forest of Dean by Loyn &amp; Co Architects</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/m5/m5hgna01j0u2vqla.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/yd/yd4vx90lb22xxuik.jpg"></p><p><strong>Ansty Plum, Wiltshire by Coppin Dockray</strong></p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/jz/jzhms7ywz0pnm18y.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/8t/8t4cuiz8g7fr5nbp.jpg"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1010x/w8/w8dlbxuzd3b4pw46.jpg"></p><p>Find more about each project&nbsp;<a href="http://bustler.net/news/5328/first-two-shortlisted-homes-revealed-for-2016-riba-house-of-the-year" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">on Bustler</a>.</p><p>Related on Archinect:</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142286598/the-flint-house-wins-riba-house-of-the-year-2015" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Flint House wins RIBA House of the Year 2015</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149958905/glass-and-concrete-tread-lightly-in-dsdha-s-london-covert-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Glass and concrete tread lightly in DSDHA's London 'Covert House'</a></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/111506058/the-2014-winners-of-the-manser-medal-and-stephen-lawrence-prize" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The 2014 winners of the Manser Medal and Stephen Lawrence Prize</a></p> http://archinect.com/firms/project/103980/stanford-university-gsb-highland-hall/149980734 Stanford University, GSB Highland Hall by Steinberg SteinbergCareers 2016-11-29T19:08:00-05:00 >2016-11-30T16:01:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/pf/pfs8r5duefbg7ioe.jpg" width="650" height="801" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Highland Hall is the newest residence hall for Stanford&rsquo;s Graduate School of Business (GSB) and provides housing for the entire first year MBA program in one central location. The 202 suite-style units each accommodate two students: A central kitchen is shared, while the bedroom, with its own bath, is private. Designed by Steinberg and the Mexico City-based firm, Legorreta, the building&rsquo;s three- and four-story wings are arranged around three courtyards, each of which displays its unique identity through bold color and native landscaping.</p><p>Situated adjacent to the existing Schwab Residence Hall, also designed by Steinberg and Legorreta, the concept for Highland Hall retains the vocabulary of Schwab, creating an integrated live-learn complex. At Highland Hall, a lobby lounge, roof terrace, and various multi-purpose spaces allow for interaction, networking, and camaraderie. With the completion of a second residence hall, the GSB can now accommodate its entire executive program, offering ...</p> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980675/mvva-designed-dallas-trinity-river-park-to-become-america-s-largest-urban-nature-park MVVA-designed Dallas Trinity River Park to become America's largest urban nature park Alexander Walter 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T15:20:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ak/akpyqi37tktmw62g.jpg" width="650" height="435" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The Trinity River Park, which will be 10 times the size of Central Park in New York, will be made up of 7,000 acres of the Great Trinity Forest, 2,000 acres of space between the Trinity River levees and 1,000 acres of already developed space. MVVA&rsquo;s design will build on municipal efforts to connect the river with the city. It envisions the space as a &ldquo;beautiful and naturalistic network of trails, meadows and lakes living in harmony with the river&rdquo;.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related stories in the Archinect news:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/95359093/results-of-the-dallas-connected-city-design-challenge" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Results of the Dallas Connected City Design Challenge</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149965066/a-look-at-some-cities-revitalizing-their-blighted-rivers" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">A look at some cities revitalizing their blighted rivers</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149938197/national-geographic-takes-a-closer-look-at-the-world-s-great-urban-parks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">National Geographic takes a closer look at the world's great urban parks</a></li></ul> http://archinect.com/news/article/149980671/national-museum-in-szczecin-utec-and-matt-emmett-are-among-this-week-s-winners National Museum in Szczecin, UTEC, and Matt Emmett are among this week's winners Justine Testado 2016-11-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-11-29T15:26:45-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/uj/ujj7hs7qxxslycd2.jpg" width="650" height="366" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Need to catch up on the goings-on in architecture competitions? Archinect highlights some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bustler.net/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>&nbsp;from the previous week that are worth checking out.</p><p>Check out competition headliners from the last two weeks in recap #133 below.</p><p><a href="http://bustler.net/news/5318/riba-international-prize-awarded-to-grafton-architects-utec-vertical-campus-in-lima" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>RIBA International Prize awarded to Grafton Architects' UTEC &ldquo;vertical campus&rdquo; in Lima</strong></a></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/l2/l2ujoams3w8ojp75.jpg"></p><p>The Universidad de Ingenier&iacute;a y Tecnolog&iacute;a (UTEC) by Grafton Architects and Shell Arquitectos won the very first RIBA International Prize.&nbsp;Open to architects worldwide, the Prize is RIBA's own recognition award for &ldquo;civil architecture that empowers people and societies to innovate and to progress&rdquo;.</p><p><strong>2016 World Architecture Festival + INSIDE: World Festival of Interiors competition highlights</strong></p><p>After four years in Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, the World Architecture Festival and the iNSIDE: World Festival of Interiors moved to Berlin for 2016. In case you missed them, here are a f...</p>