Every Monday, we highlight some of the most recent news in competition-winning projects, commissions, awards, shortlists, and events on Bustler from the previous week that we think are worth checking out.
Check out Recap #34 for the week of Nov. 3-7, 2014:
Architect Michael Rotondi received the Richard J. Neutra Medal at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Rotondi distinguished himself in architectural education when he co-founded SCI-Arc in 1972 and then later succeeded Ray Kappe as the school's director. He also worked in Morphosis with Thom Mayne and is currently principal of RoTo Architects.
Next month, the Finnish Committee for the Restoration of the Viipuri Library with the Central City Alvar Aalto Library in Vyborg will receive the biennial World Monuments Fund/Knoll Modernism Prize for restoring Alvar Aalto's historic Viipuri Library in Vyborg, Russia.
DS + R was appointed as design architect for the $60 million U.S. Olympic Museum, the first comprehensive Olympic and Paralympic museum in the U.S. The target opening date for the museum is currently around late 2017 or early 2018, before the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
The popular EyeTime competition is back for another year. Winning photographs from the Emerging Talent and Future Voices categories will be chosen by the guest jury in addition to the public-viewing "EyeTime" contest. Plus, Archinect and Bustler founder/director Paul Petrunia is part of this year's guest jury.
Shereen Sherzad, Venus Akef, and Neda Al-Juboory were honored in the second annual Tamayouz Women in Architecture and Construction Award. The Tamayouz award was created in 2012 to highlight the achievements of Iraqi female architects and to inspire skilled women to explore traditionally male-dominated professions. Like architecture.
It's industrial chic galore in this year's shortlisted batch for the Architect of the Year Awards. Established in the UK back in 2004 and organized by BD, the awards celebrate top-notch architectural works in 13 categories. Winners will be revealed in London this December. (Above: Sustainability Category nominee Sheppard Robson.)
RIBA shines the spotlight on top-quality architectural research from academics and practitioners in the annual President's Awards for Research. Out of the shortlisted projects announced back in July, this year's results had a few top-winning projects and a good number of commendations. (Above: Outstanding University-led research Winner - Bathroom by Barbara Penner from the Bartlett School of Architecture)
Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects' One Central Park in Sydney has been having a great year in terms of winning awards. Last week at the CTBUH 13th Annual Awards Symposium in Chicago, One Central Park received the overall winning title of Best Tall Building Worldwide.
A good-looking set of projects won in the Australian National Architecture Awards last week. Organized by the Australian Institute of Architects, this year's results were geared towards community-based projects. (Above: National Award for Urban Design – GASP! Stage 02 by Room 11).
See previous recaps here.