Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture reaches fundraising goal of $2M, working towards independence from foundation
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture has issued a statement that it has reached its 2015 fundraising goal of $2 million – a crucial milestone towards establishing the school's independence from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation. The goal of becoming an independent subsidiary of the... View full entry
With $1.5M to go, Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture approaches first fundraising milestone towards independence
In December of last year, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation announced that it would try to fundraise $2M by the end of 2015, in order to establish The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture as an independent organization. The Foundation set a $1M goal to be reached by the end of August... View full entry
Van Alen auctioning a hot-tub roundtable, helicopter rides, birdwatching with famous architects for spring fundraiser
The Van Alen Institute and online auction platform Paddle8 recently opened up their 2015 Auction of Art + Design Experiences that lets eager (and wealthy) bidders opt for basically hanging out with some of today's famous architects and designers.This year's auction boasts an international list of... View full entry
What financial crisis? Museums across the U.S. benefit from the "greatest intergenerational wealth transfer in history"
Cultural giving among America’s top philanthropists fell slightly in 2014, according to an annual ranking of the 50 largest charitable donors released last week by the Chronicle of Philanthropy. This news might come as a surprise to US museum directors, who have been swiftly—and quietly—raising eight-, nine-, and ten-figure donations from eager patrons. Their ambitious capital campaigns make the austerity measures of the recent recession feel like a distant memory.
Related: Who pays for the new private museums after the death of their aging founders? View full entry
10x10 London auction renders 100 drawn perspectives around The Shard
10x10 Drawing the City London is an annual fundraising event established by British architect Tim Makower and organized by charity group Article 25 that gets its name from the 100-square grid that captures one particular area in the city of London.Each square of the grid is assigned to... View full entry
Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for June 2014
Take a gander at our latest roundup of Kickstarter and crowdfunding projects for Archinect's curated Kickstarter page! Here are our picks for June 2014:Sydney Opera House Architectural Model KitMarcus Bree of Brisbane-based Little Building Co. continues to showcase his talent in crafting exquisite... View full entry
San Francisco Museum Nears $610 Million Fundraising Goal
About $570 million, or 94 percent, has been raised by the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art for its 235,000-square-foot (21,800-square-meter) expansion and to add $245 million to the museum’s endowment. The $305 million wing designed by the Snohetta architecture firm is rising behind SFMOMA’s current home, opened two decades ago in the technology-heavy South of Market area, or SOMA.
108 eighth-grade students design their school's library in Berkeley
What good is a school without a library? A team of 108 eighth-grade students at REALM Charter School in Berkeley, CA let their curiosity take the lead in designing their school's own reading space, which they call X-SPACE.X-Space started out as a school project in Studio H, an in-school curriculum... View full entry
Kickstart this! Archinect's Kickstarter picks for November + December 2013
And just like that, it's already December. For the last two months of 2013, let's have a look at our favorite picks from Archinect's curated Kickstarter page. 1. 'REM' - Rem Koolhaas Documentary by Tomas Koolhaas Directed by Rem's son, Tomas Koolhaas, this feature-length documentary has two... View full entry
Cooper Union Architecture Students Launch Campaign To Preserve Free Education
Our goal is to raise $600,000 to cover the incoming students' tuition bills for one year while a long term solution is developed to sustain the Cooper Union's promise of free education.
— One Year Fund
Cooper Union students establish the 'One Year Fund' in an attempt to preserve the full-tuition scholarship policy at the historically free New York City school. The students of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union, recognize that the institution faces a serious... View full entry
Upcoming Cal Poly Pomona events at the historic Neutra VDL House in L.A.
In need of weekend plans for December? Some fun Saturday events are happening at the Neutra VDL House in Los Angeles. If you're around the area, be sure to check 'em out!Event details are right below:RELIER Fundraiser & Cocktail Party | December 14, Doors open 4 p.m.The RELIER team -- an... View full entry
LA ForumFest to honor Michael Maltzan
Celebrating over 25 years of educational and advocacy work, the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design will honor architect Michael Maltzan, FAIA, of Michael Maltzan Architecture at their annual ForumFest. The LA Forum is a discussion platform for local architecture and urbanism... View full entry
Architects, artists create lights for MAK Center auction
Some of L.A.’s best known architecture firms and artists have designed one-of-a-kind lamps to be auctioned Nov. 2 at a fund-raiser for the MAK Center in West Hollywood.
Among those who designed, produced and donated their work for the event, dubbed “Light My Way, Stranger”: Ball-Nogues Studio, Cory Buckner, Ehrlich Architects, Hodgetts & Fung, Eric Owen Moss, Barbara Bestor, Dewey Ambrosino, Liz Larner and Sam Durant.