Leaders in architecture tend to be LEED-accredited, AIA study reveals
What sets apart high-performing architecture firms from their award-lacking brethren? Not surprisingly, a commitment to excellence, which according to the AIA is measured by several factors, including an emphasis on sustainability and diversity. While the full report details the findings from a... View full entry
Diébédo Francis Kéré announced as Brunner Prize winner by American Academy of Arts and Letters
The American Academy of Arts and Letters has announced the recipients of its 2017 architecture awards. Intended to honor architects whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction, this year's winners were chosen from a group of 27 individuals and practices nominated by members of the... View full entry
Do architecture awards matter?
Almost singing the refrain, "What do awards have to do with it?" writer Ben Willis investigates the disconnect between the plethora of architectural awards, both those that recognize aesthetics and those that focus on data-driven technical specs, and the public's (and for that matter, other... View full entry
Sydney's revamped Kensington Street wins Good Design award
Juxtaposed by modern architecture on the western side of the street, the circa 1842 working class terrace facades on the eastern side have been retained and restored in line with strict heritage conditions.
“Kensington Street’s integration with the Central Park precinct was of great consideration. We wanted to celebrate its difference in vernacular to the rest of the contemporary precinct but wanted to integrate it with quality landscaping and other infrastructure.
— Hospitality Magazine
Until several architectural firms were charged with restoring and revamping it, Kensington Street in Sydney's Chippendale area was a former bustling industrial zone fallen to ruin. Now the street (or at least, the design firms responsible for its transformation, including Turf Design... View full entry
Shortlist announced for UK's top museum prize
The Art Fund’s Museum of the Year shortlist was announced...with Bristol’s Arnolfini; the Bethlem Museum of the Mind in south London; Jupiter Artland near Edinburgh; London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and the York Art Gallery in the north of England being nominated for the £100,000 prize.
Relating articles:The price of keeping Britain's 'Downton Abbeys' from crumblingV&A East project updateUtopian dreams; London's first Design Biennale reveals its opening theme View full entry
RIBA launches 2016 funding for new architecture research
The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is calling for applications from students, academics and practitioners interested in conducting research in architecture during 2016/17.The RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship aims to support applicants in their personal, professional and academic... View full entry
Society of Architectural Historians Announces 2015 Award Winners and Fellows
The Society of Architectural Historians announced the winners of the 2015 Publication Awards and the 2015 SAH Award for Film and Video at its 68th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony in Chicago, Ill., on April 16. The Society also named four individuals as SAH Fellows for their... View full entry
Steven Holl receives Praemium Imperiale International Arts medal for architecture
Acclaimed architect Steven Holl received the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award medal for architecture in a ceremony in Tokyo today. Japan's Prince Hitachi, honorary patron of the Japan Art Association, formally presented the awards to each of the 2014 laureates. Created in 1988, the prestigious Praemium Imperiale recognizes lifetime achievement in the arts in categories that aren't covered by the Nobel Prize.
The 2014 laureates also include: South African playwright Athol Fugard, Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, French painter Martial Raysse, and Italian sculptor Giuseppe Penone. The 2014 Grant for Young Artists (5 million yen, or US$50,000) was given to the Zinsou Foundation in Benin, West... View full entry
Maya Lin wins the 21st Annual $300K Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize
Iconic artist, designer, and environmentalist Maya Lin was announced as the recipient of the 21st Annual Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize...Established in 1994 through the will of legendary actress Lillian Gish, the award recognizes highly accomplished artists who have pushed the boundaries of their respective art forms, contributed to social change, and are seen as a lasting inspiration for the next generation.
The Gish Prize is regarded as one of the most prestigious honors bestowed to U.S. artists and has one of the largest cash awards, with this year's prize valued at US$300,000."Maya Lin has created a powerful and highly influential body of work within both art and architecture that includes... View full entry
Winners of the LEAF Awards 2014
The results of the LEAF Awards 2014 are out! Every year, the LEAF International highlights projects that are perceived as setting the standard for the international architecture and design community in various categories. Winners were recognized at an awards ceremony at the Swissotel in Düsseldorf/Neuss, Germany on October 10. This year's overall winner was One Central Park in Sydney, Australia by Ateliers Jean Nouvel + PTW Architects -- adding one more award to the list for the project.
Overall Winner (above) + Best Sustainable Development of the Year: Ateliers Jean Nouvel and PTW Architects, One Central Park, Sydney, Australia.↓ Residential Building of the Year - Single Occupancy: studio mk27, P house, Sao Paulo, Brazil.↓ Best Future Building of the Year - Drawing Board: MZ... View full entry
RIBA to replace Lubetkin Prize with ‘International Prize’, launching in 2015
The shakeup means there will be no Lubetkin Prize or RIBA International awards given next year.
Named after the Georgian émigré and Modernist Berthold Lubetkin, the 8-year old accolade had been open only to RIBA chartered architects and international fellows with its shortlist drawn from each year’s set of RIBA International Award winners.
The new International Prize will have a wider remit and is expected to be open to all architects, although the exact criteria has yet to be announced.
Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards Winners
A joint venture between PDT, STH and HASSELL, and a separate project by dm2architecture, have taken top honours in the 30th Australian Institute of Architects’ 2013 Gold Coast/Northern Rivers Regional Architecture Awards.
— DesignBuild Source
Dean Robert Greenstreet awared Topaz Medallion for Excellence in Architectural Education
It is with pleasure that we announce that Dean Robert Greenstreet, PhD, RIBA, Int’l Assoc AIA, who has served as the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning’s Dean for over 20 years, has been awarded the 2013 AIA/ACSA Topaz Medallion for... View full entry
YAYA Awards (Young Architect of the Year UK)
In one of the most challenging periods to be a young architect, this year’s Young Architect of the Year shortlist demonstrates that it is still possible to make great work if you are energetic in seeking out opportunities.
— Building Design Magazine
Building Design Magazine and Autodesk announced Thursday the Young Architect of the Year Award UK shortlist. View full entry
Richard Meier receives the 2012 Ellis Island Family Heritage Award
On Thursday, Briganti’s group honored two well-known Americans whose grandparents once waited on line in Ellis’ main building — former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa and New York architect Richard Meier
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— New York Daily News