David Adjaye named one of Time's "100 Most Influential People"
Every architect has to contend with gravity—but when David designed the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the challenges of that elemental force went far beyond the ordinary. How can a design acknowledge, and embody, the weight of this monumental history and yet transcend it right before your eyes?
It feels like this is going to be yet another great year for David Adjaye. The architect, who back in January became Sir David Adjaye after receiving the Knights Bachelor award from the Queen of England, is the only architect on this year's "100 Most Influential People" list (a distinction... View full entry
AIA announces recipients of its 2017 Honorary Fellowships
Drawing from an international roster of architects who meet the five objects of nomination (including ensuring "the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment") the AIA has announced this year's honorary fellowships. The fellowship, which doesn't have a set... View full entry
Frank Gehry and Maya Lin to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom
Some good news from the White House: iconic designers Maya Lin and Frank Gehry will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in a ceremony on November 22nd. While both designers have already made tremendous contributions to the global aesthetic landscape, they're not done... View full entry
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple honored with 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award
Eskew+Dumez+Ripple was selected by the AIA Board of Directors to receive the 2014 AIA Architecture Firm Award. The AIA gives the award every year to a firm that has consistently created distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. Founded less than 25 years ago by Allen Eskew, FAIA, Steven... View full entry
Goettsch Partners named as 2013 AIA Chicago Firm of the Year
Goettsch Partners was chosen to receive AIA Chicago's highest honor as the 2013 Firm of the Year [...] When selecting the recipient, a firm's entire history is taken to account, with special attention given to their work and accomplishments in the past decade.
Here's a few of Goettsch Partners' projects: See more images on Bustler.Images courtesy of Goettsch Partners. View full entry
Architect Renzo Piano named among honorary Italian senators
Renzo Piano, the award-winning architect who gave London the Shard and Paris the Pompidou centre, has been granted one of his country's highest honours, being named a senator for life by the Italian president.
Giorgio Napolitano said the 75-year-old was among four distinguished Italians whose achievements in the cultural and scientific fields would allow them to contribute to the nation's parliament "in absolute independence of any party political considerations".