WORKac, Henning Larsen and SO – IL compete to design UC Davis art museum
The university believes this to be the first design-build competition for an art museum in this country.
Each team gets four months to design a museum and prepare a bid for the museum.
The teams competing to build the museum are: Contractor: Kitchell; design architect: WORKac; executive architect: Westlake Reed Leskosky Contractor: Oliver and Co.; design architect: Henning Larsen Architects; executive architect: Gould Evans Contractor: Whiting-Turner; design architect: SO... View full entry
Six Stellar Firms Tapped for Cornell's NYC Tech Campus
The innovation offered by a new tech campus on Roosevelt Island is not limited to New York’s technology sector but the design one, as well. Almost every bid had soaring renderings and flashy flythroughs, most notably the winning entry from Cornell. Now the upstate university has announced six of the world’s top firms, including a few local favorites, are in the running to design the new tech campus.
— New York Observer
Making the shortlist are SOM, OMA, Morphosis, Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Steven Holl and the dark horse Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, which maybe makes sense if they're looking to mind Apple engineers. View full entry
Steve Jobs, a Genius of Store Design, Too
“The best clients, to my mind, don’t say that whatever you do is fine,” Mr. Bohlin said last week, a few days after Mr. Jobs’s death. “They’re intertwined in the process. When I look back, it’s hard to remember who had what thought when. That’s the best, most satisfying work, whether a large building or a house.”
From glass stairways to great market halls
This has been a vision of architecture since earlier in the last century. Modernism, some people would argue, is doing more with less. Steve wanted us to push the edge of technology, but it had to be comfortable for people. Sometimes that idea got lost in modernism. It’s an interesting challenge, how to marry the two.”
The Sunday NYT Business section published A Genius of the Storefront, Too, a piece which explores a collaboration, that extended from Pixar’s headquarters completed in 2001, to more than 30 Apple Stores (and counting) around the globe, between Peter Bohlin and his firm, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson... View full entry
Bernard Cywinski passes at 70
Bernard Cywinski, founding principal of Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, passed away on March 2 from cancer.Because he never got the hang of drawing on a computer, he would sit with young designers and "essentially do backseat driving," recalled Kelly Vresilovic, who sat next to him at BCJ's South Broad... View full entry