FIU is now considering a merger between its journalism school and College of Architecture + The Arts. The new combined college would probably get a new name (such as adding “communications” somewhere in the title), and journalism would continue as a “school” within this larger umbrella college. Journalism would still be an available degree track, as would the school’s other offerings in broadcast media, public relations, and advertising. — Miami Herald
On Tuesday, Callison and architecture/engineering firm RTKL announced they have officially joined forces as CallisonRTKL...[CEO Lance] Josal said the merger is good news for both firms and 'especially for the Seattle office.' In talking to the firm's senior leaders, Josal said there has been 'a little bit of frustration on their part' because they felt the firm 'may have lost a bit of swagger locally' and wanted an owner that would invest in the firm... — Puget Sound Business Journal
UT Arlington’s longstanding schools of Architecture and Urban and Public Affairs are in the final phase of an integration that will strengthen academic and research opportunities under the new College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs. [...]
The College will incorporate six professional degree programs – urban planning, public administration, public policy, architecture, landscape architecture and interior design. — uta.edu
Merging the University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture with another college is a disaster waiting to happen, a handful of architects said Friday.
They were attending the NU Board of Regents meeting to protest plans to merge the architecture program with the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts. A merger could water down the quality of the architecture program and diminish the respect it commands, the architects told the board. — Omaha World-Herald
HOK celebrated its return to Kansas City Tuesday, revealing new signage at what has been the offices of 360 Architecture at 300 W. 22nd St.
The event marked completion of 360 Architecture’s acquisition by HOK, a global architecture, engineering and design company with 1,800 employees. The purchase, announced in August, made Kansas City HOK’s 24th office globally.
The practice is marketed as HOK Sports + Recreation + Entertainment. — kansascity.com
In what is being described as "a strategic alliance to collaborate to transform the construction industry" software company Trimble has acquired Gehry Technologies. The alliance will offer other architects and designers use of the technology to collaborate on projects more efficiently.Press...
Global architecture and engineering firm HOK will acquire Kansas City's 360 Architecture.
On Tuesday, the St. Louis-based firm announced that it will acquire the sports architecture-focused firm for an undisclosed price. The merger, expected to close by the end of October, will allow HOK to set up a new sports and entertainment practice staffed with experienced and established talent. — bizjournals.com
One college on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus focuses on designing space through research and critical thinking.
The other offers space for artists to expand their creativity in visual and performing arts and communications.
Beginning in the 2015-16 academic year, the UNL College of Architecture and the Hixon-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts could merge under a proposal announced by university administrators last week. — journalstar.com
Los Angeles architectural firm CO Architects on Tuesday announced a joint venture with New York City’s FXFOWLE to extend the geographic reach and expertise of each company.
The firms will maintain individual identities and operations while pursuing new projects together under the name CO/FXFOWLE, including participating in a new competition to design a building for a prestigious educational institution in New York City. — labusinessjournal.com
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