Archinect - News 2018-05-25T01:15:14-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150063518/looking-for-a-new-architecture-job-in-philadelphia-check-out-these-7-great-opportunities Looking for a new architecture job in Philadelphia? Check out these 7 great opportunities Hope Daley 2018-05-16T12:46:00-04:00 >2018-05-16T12:46:45-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2q/2qadiiccpf2a5gc0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong></strong><a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/123490/philadelphia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia</a> has made significant contributions to architecture in the US, from introducing the row house back in the 17th century to erecting the first international style skyscraper, the PSFS Building. The city is also home to <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/19781/robert-venturi" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Robert Venturi</a>'s Guild House, one of the most important examples of <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/649827/postmodernism" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Postmodern architecture</a>. This week we have gathered up some exciting opportunities located in the city currently active on <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>. You can also check back in on <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/search?q=&amp;q_radius=25&amp;region_id=2146253&amp;location=Philadelphia%2C+PA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">current Philadelphia based jobs</a> anytime!</p> <p><strong>James Bradberry Architects</strong> is currently hiring an <a href="https://archinect.com/jobs/entry/150060607/architectural-designer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Architectural Designer</a>.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/72/722ywm96bvhon1gx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/72/722ywm96bvhon1gx.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Meeting House by James Bradberry Architects, located in Philadelphia, PA. Image: James Bradberry Architects. </figcaption></figure><p>The firm is seeking an entry level Architect / Architectural Designer to join their team working on select residential, non-profit institutional facilities, including schools, libraries, universities, religious facilities, and exhibition design. The studio is willing to consider part time employment or wor...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150062253/hickok-cole-architects-propose-a-group-of-timber-skyscrapers-for-philadelphia Hickok Cole Architects propose a group of timber skyscrapers for Philadelphia Alexander Walter 2018-04-30T13:15:00-04:00 >2018-04-30T13:16:04-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wo/wo5mmyz7ajryx6a5.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>[...] one Washington, D.C. architecture firm wants Philly to become a&nbsp;trailblazer in the future of high-rise construction. Specifically, it wants Comcast to build its rumored third tower out of wood &mdash; mass timber, to be exact. [...] At 62 stories, Timber Towers would be the first high-rise to utilize mass timber. Two office towers are linked by a connecting bridge, with a third tower including residences, a school and ground floor retail.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/150052994/aia-gold-medal-winning-library-is-now-boarded-up-and-covered-in-graffiti AIA gold medal winning library is now boarded up and covered in graffiti Hope Daley 2018-03-05T14:54:00-05:00 >2018-03-05T15:27:08-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qr/qrgytlnc6vtexzv3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Taking his inspiration from a Chestnut Street shoe store designed by architectural pioneers Oskar Stonorov and Louis Kahn, Martin produced a diaphanous glass jewel box, two stories tall and 35 feet wide. Large shop windows separated by the thinnest possible aluminum strips offered passersby views of the library&rsquo;s bookshelves and clusters of comfortable reading chairs.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Sydney E.&nbsp;Martin's&nbsp;Mercantile Library was awarded the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/64991/aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">gold medal</a> in 1954 by the <a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/815849/aia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects (AIA)</a>. Inspired by modern retail buildings, Martin designed the library with a transparent glass facade to display the books as merchandise. This innovative design is hailed as one of the 1950's most daring <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/728541/modernist" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">modernist</a> buildings by historian&nbsp;Jeffrey L. Baumoel. So why is it boarded up now?&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9bot0ox6vy683o4y.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9b/9bot0ox6vy683o4y.png?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Google Maps street view of the former Mercantile Library on Chestnut St. in Philadelphia. Image: Google Maps.</figcaption></figure><p>The branch was shut down in 1989 by the Free Library due to asbestos contamination concerns. The interior has been gutted and the roof has reportedly caved in. The building is now owned by&nbsp;Brickstone Realty, known for several historic renovations. Hopefully the Mercantile Library will be given new life so visitors can once again experience this important modernist building.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150024918/get-lectured-penndesign-fall-17 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Fall '17 Justine Testado 2017-08-28T13:11:00-04:00 >2017-08-28T13:16:28-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ko/kombjzl5rttt6kcm.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2017</a></strong></p> <p>Ready or not, the start of the new school year is coming up. Back for Fall 2017 is Archinect's&nbsp;<em><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Get Lectured</a>,</em>&nbsp;an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back regularly to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p> <p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="https://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a>'s Fall '17 lecture series kicks off with Ben van Berkel delivering the KPF Lecture on September 6. Other speakers include Scott Erdy, Barbara Wilks, Timothy Morton, as well as film screenings, conferences, and more.</p> <p><strong>Sept 6<br><a href="https://archinect.com/features/article/149996960/the-proust-questionnaire-ben-van-berkel" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Ben van Berkel</a></strong> / founder + principal architect, UN Studio<br>&ldquo;Arnhem Station: A Station with a Twist&rdquo;<br>6:30pm Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia</p> <p><strong>Sept 12<br>Urban Book Talk with Domenic Vitiello </strong>/ assistant professor of city and regional planning, PennDesign<br>5:00pm Penn Bo...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150023245/every-city-needs-a-crank-a-conversation-with-architecture-critic-inga-saffron Every City Needs a Crank; A conversation with architecture critic Inga Saffron Paul Petrunia 2017-08-17T20:07:00-04:00 >2018-04-04T13:20:03-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/84/84yfg1m764pd6zye.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>This week we're joined by Inga Saffron, the Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic for the Philadelphia Inquirer. If you haven't read her latest piece on Henry Wilcots, the relatively unknown architect responsible for finishing Louis Kahn's masterpiece in Dhaka, <a href="http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/inga_saffron/the-overlooked-african-american-architect-who-completed-louis-kahns-masterpiece-20170814.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">go read it now</a>. We talk with Inga about her experience meeting with Wilcots, architecture criticism pre and post-internet, Philadelphia and more.</p> <p></p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/m0/m0aw9lnd0gtcqi9b." rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/m0/m0aw9lnd0gtcqi9b.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Photo from 1970 of Wilcots and Kahn discussing the roof structure of the National Assembly building in Dhaka, Bangladesh.</figcaption></figure><p>Listen to "Every City Needs a Crank":</p> <ul><li><strong>iTunes</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/archinect-sessions/id928222819" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Click here to listen</a>, and click the "Subscribe" button below the logo to automatically download new episodes.</li><li><strong>Apple Podcast App (iOS)</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="pcast://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to subscribe</a></li><li><strong>SoundCloud</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://soundcloud.com/archinect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">click here to follow Archinect</a></li><li><strong>RSS</strong>:&nbsp;subscribe&nbsp;with any of your favorite podcasting apps via our RSS feed:&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://archinect.libsyn.com/rss</a></li><li><strong>Download</strong>:&nbsp;<a href="http://traffic.libsyn.com/archinect/Archinect-Sessions-107.mp3" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">this episode</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149990877/get-lectured-penndesign-spring-17 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Spring '17 Justine Testado 2017-02-08T10:00:00-05:00 >2017-02-09T15:45:12-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/hx/hxifyuz2yqufzlzy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/871644/2017-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter &amp; Spring 2017</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session for Winter and Spring 2017.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>Don't miss out on these lectures from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign's Department of Architecture</a> for Spring '17. Here are some of the upcoming lectures.</p><p><strong>Feb 20</strong><br>&ldquo;Baroque Topologies&rdquo;<br>Andrew Saunders / Andrew Saunders Architect, principal; Professor, PennDesign Dept. of Architecture<br>6:30pm, B1, Meyerson Hall</p><p><strong>Mar 15</strong><br>&ldquo;From Stud to Stalled: Designing Identities 1996-2016&rdquo;<br>Joel Sanders / Joel Sanders Architect; Professor, Yale School of Architecture<br>6:30pm, B1, Meyerson Hall</p><p><strong>Mar 22</strong><br>Recent Work<br>Charles Renfro / Diller Scofidio + Ren...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149989483/aia-picks-2017-thomas-jefferson-award-and-2017-collaborative-achievement-award-recipients AIA picks 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award and 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award recipients Justine Testado 2017-01-31T15:48:00-05:00 >2017-01-31T15:48:37-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ov/ovtcrf2u1v29rwr2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The AIA announced last Friday that Philadelphia architect&nbsp;Alan Greenberger will receive the 2017 Thomas Jefferson Award for architectural advocacy and achievement. On the same day, the AIA selected the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/rosefellowship" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship</a> and Lawrence Scarpa for the 2017 Collaborative Achievement Award, which recognizes &ldquo;distinguished collaborative achievements between allied professionals, clients, organizations, and knowledge communities that have positively impacted and advanced the profession&rdquo;.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/4d/4d7h9j7alqcifef8.jpg"><em>Mann Center for the Performing Arts, one of Alan Greenberger's notable projects in Philadelphia.</em></p><p>Formerly a principal at MGA Partners, Greenberger served as both Philadelphia Deputy Mayor and chairman of the City Planning Commission. He spearheaded the Philadelphia2035 initiative to&nbsp;rewrite the city&rsquo;s antiquated zoning code, and also completed and approved plans to redevelop the city's 37-mile waterfront. Greenberger is now a Fellow of the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and a Dist...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149978618/the-vanna-venturi-house-becomes-an-official-historic-place The Vanna Venturi house becomes an official historic place Julia Ingalls 2016-11-15T15:27:00-05:00 >2016-11-22T22:18:39-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20qexq9vspilvbhe.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>After being proposed for addition to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places last year, the iconic Vanna Venturi House has officially joined the list after being voted in by the Philadelphia Historical Commission on November 10th. According to <a href="http://planphilly.com/articles/2016/11/14/venturi-house-frankford-s-penn-fruit-and-northern-liberties-row-designated-historic" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PlanPhilly</a>:</p><p>"After a nomination&nbsp;first heard last December, Vanna Venturi House was added to the register with universal glee, although the case dragged on for about thirty minutes as the new owner&mdash;who had purchased it to preserve it&mdash;quizzed the commission on exactly what they meant by the word 'property' and whether modifications to the grounds would be allowed."</p><p>For more on all things Venturi:</p><ul><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944193/vanna-venturi-house-s-new-owner-plans-to-preserve-property" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vanna Venturi House's new owner plans to preserve property</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/131958103/the-vanna-venturi-house-is-for-sale" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Vanna Venturi house is for sale</a></li><li><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/142457648/denise-scott-brown-wins-aia-gold-medal" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Denise Scott Brown wins AIA Gold Medal</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149976652/big-s-ship-office-building-docks-at-the-philadelphia-navy-yard BIG's ship/office building docks at the Philadelphia Navy Yard Julia Ingalls 2016-11-03T12:40:00-04:00 >2016-11-07T23:43:02-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0n/0ng85efpvgawk5zp.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>What features an interior periscope, exterior stacked precast concrete panels in a basket-weave shape that mimic the curvature of a ship's hull, and 26,000 square feet of freshly occupied office space? Bjarke Ingels Group's newly completed "Intrepid," a four-story, LEED Gold certified office building for <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">the Philadelphia Navy Yard</a> which just welcomed its first tangible tenant, the Penn Capital Management Company, Inc., on its top floor.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/et/etevhk629r8zzykk.jpg"></p><p>The Intrepid's&nbsp;site context is closely tied to its design concept.&nbsp;As BIG partner Kai-Uwe Bergmann explains:&nbsp;&ldquo;In many cases, architects design big, boxy buildings that could be placed anywhere and don&rsquo;t connect directly to the site. You would really be hard-pressed to place 1200 Intrepid anywhere else, due to how it connects with its surroundings. Our commission involved creating a speculative office building, for which no tenants were committed. The key challenge here was to create a reason for tenants to be here with the constraint of a stringent bu...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149967311/get-lectured-penndesign-fall-16 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Fall '16 Justine Testado 2016-09-08T13:20:00-04:00 >2016-09-14T00:47:09-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ch/ch60tfpcfow6hpcn.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2016</strong></a></p><p>Gearing up for another eventful school year this fall?&nbsp;Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss. Mark those calendars!</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>In <a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PennDesign</a>'s Fall '16 series, look out for lectures from&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/22821/mass-studies" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">MASS Studies</a>' Minsuk Cho, landscape architect <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/78838165/nelson-byrd-woltz-landscape-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Thomas Woltz</a>, philosopher <a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/149934079/timothy-morton-on-haunted-architecture-dark-ecology-and-other-objects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Timothy Morton</a>, the &ldquo;Under Pressure: Urban Housing&rdquo; symposium, and more.&nbsp;(Unfortunately, Wolf Prix cancelled his lecture for yesterday.)</p><p>Check out the full event series below.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://gallery.mailchimp.com/4d29cc62d167dea835ce55013/images/ce2d2221-b2d2-44ad-bb6b-8085738e6607.gif"></p><p><strong>Sept 12</strong><br>Minsuk Cho / Principal, Mass Studies<br>Recent Work</p><p><strong>Sept 13</strong><br>Elizabeth Milroy /&nbsp;Professor and Department Head, Drexel University&nbsp;College of Media Arts and Design<br>&ldquo;The Grid and th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149957677/som-releases-renders-of-philadelphia-transit-master-plan SOM releases renders of Philadelphia transit master plan Nicholas Korody 2016-07-13T15:23:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7o/7olbu0d69fstu34d.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill released new rendering of their proposal for a master plan for Philadelphia&rsquo;s&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/143660106/30th-st-station-district-plan-proposes-mixed-use-neighborhood-above-rail-yards" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">30th Street Station Precinct.</a>&nbsp;Described as a &ldquo;long-awaited vision of a bold, fully-integrated mixed-use urban district, with a vibrant transformation hub situated at its core,&rdquo; the project in part is a response to research suggesting a &ldquo;sizable uptick in transit activity in the coming decades.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/sd/sdmxhr4utwyju81p.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/qk/qk491l9pme0gixwr.jpg"></p><p>The master plan centers around the historic 30th Street Station, a Beaux Arts building that sits on the western bank of the Schuylkill River, which divides the city. The proposal includes shops, restaurants, and other spaces intended to foster an &ldquo;iconic destination.&rdquo; The total project area is 18,000,000 square feet.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/ji/jiotwhzfnm6exviq.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/cy/cyiw734wi0ze2hcb.jpg"></p><p>For more from SOM, check out these links:</p><ul><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944699/an-extraterrestrial-presence-on-the-bronx-skyline" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">An extraterrestrial presence on the Bronx skyline</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138958669/powering-your-som-designed-house-with-your-car-and-reverse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Powering your (SOM-designed) house with your car (and reverse)</a></p></li><li><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/118294015/som-wins-sixth-aia-twenty-five-year-award-with-the-exchange-house" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SOM wins sixth AIA Twenty-Five Year Award with the Exchange House</a></p></li></ul><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/eu/eu114pxsku7wo022.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7v/7vnup5p05m36a85i.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149953927/inga-saffron-calls-big-s-new-navy-yard-building-mesmerizing-reminiscent-of-a-richard-serra-sculpture Inga Saffron calls BIG's new Navy Yard building "mesmerizing", "reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture" Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-06-24T17:39:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cv/cv3yxgfpzxqgfwxa.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>A spec office is not how a superstar usually makes a debut. [...] Ingels hasn't reinvented the form with 1200 Intrepid, but he does manage to inject it with an impressive level of pizzazz, imagination, and even refinement. [...] The optical effects are mesmerizing. If you stand at the corner and look across the breadth of the facade, the front wall appears to be tumbling to the ground like a collapsing row of dominos. The curves are reminiscent of a Richard Serra sculpture.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: &quot;The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect.&quot;" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149950561/inside-bjarke-ingels-serpentine-pavilion-the-work-becomes-a-pure-manifestation-of-that-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Inside Bjarke Ingels' Serpentine Pavilion: "The work becomes a pure manifestation of that architect."</a></li><li><a title="Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149944742/bjarke-ingels-group-aecom-join-forces-with-hyperloop" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bjarke Ingels Group + AECOM join forces with Hyperloop</a></li><li><a title='"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149941747/the-first-major-architect-who-disconnected-the-profession-completely-from-angst-rem-on-bjarke" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">"The first major architect who disconnected the profession completely from angst": Rem on Bjarke</a></li><li><a title="BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149935095/big-unveils-moat-encircled-stadium-design-for-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG unveils moat-encircled stadium design for D.C.</a></li><li><a title='BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/148749401/big-is-proposing-this-pixellated-module-housing-project-in-toronto" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BIG is proposing this "pixellated"-module housing project in Toronto</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/149940899/philly-s-sidewalks-and-the-fickle-space-between-public-and-private Philly's sidewalks and the fickle space between public and private Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-04-15T13:18:00-04:00 >2016-04-15T13:18:34-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/bb/bba925411f2874260fef01e5a421dfe9?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Legally, sidewalk repair is the responsibility of homeowners, but historically, enforcement of upkeep has been thin. [...] &ldquo;[sidewalks] should be part of the money we spend on transportation ... because people who walk are transporting themselves on their feet.&rdquo; [...] The liability is actually two-tiered: The property owner is responsible if someone sues after an injury due to poorly maintained sidewalks, but the city has secondary responsibility because sidewalks are public infrastructure.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related on Archinect:</p><ul><li><a title="Sidewalks, New York's &quot;most desirable real estate&quot; " href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149933857/sidewalks-new-york-s-most-desirable-real-estate" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sidewalks, New York's "most desirable real estate"</a></li><li><a title="Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C." href="http://archinect.com/news/article/128102115/not-all-sidewalks-are-created-equal-in-d-c" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Not all sidewalks are created equal in D.C.</a></li><li><a title="Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/117424438/why-los-angeles-is-struggling-to-fix-thousands-of-miles-of-sidewalks" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Why Los Angeles is struggling to fix thousands of miles of sidewalks</a></li><li><a title="Humanizing street design with 'shared space'" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138804407/humanizing-street-design-with-shared-space" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Humanizing street design with 'shared space'</a></li><li><a title="Antonia Malchik on the end of walking in America" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/135588605/antonia-malchik-on-the-end-of-walking-in-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Antonia Malchik on the end of walking in America</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/148364911/rem-koolhaas-to-deliver-keynote-on-day-3-of-aia-national-conference Rem Koolhaas to deliver keynote on day 3 of AIA National Conference Nicholas Korody 2016-02-17T18:31:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/43/43s4b9jkir8lsmmq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>If you're planning to head to this year's AIA National Conference in Philadelphia, you're in for what should be a great talk: Rem Koolhaas, renowned founder and principal of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), has just been announced as the keynote speaker for the third day of the conference.</p><p>The aptly-titled talk, "Delirious Philadelphia", is described as a "a kick in the pants from Koolhaas" in the announcement. Besides riffing on the title of his seminal 1978 book, scant information on the specifics of his address is given, with organizers instead favoring copy like: "Explore your imagination and share ideas that catch fire&mdash;with inspiration from one of the world&rsquo;s most visionary collaborators."</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/8p/8pd29pihdwhkww1t.gif"></p><p>The 2016 annual AIA National Conference will be held this year from May 18-21 in a "171,000 sq ft temporary built environment" in Philadelphia. The other keynote addresses will be given by the actor <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/147890539/keyser-s-ze-keynote-speaker-at-2016-aia-convention-okay-kevin-spacey-but-still" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kevin Spacey</a> and the architect Neri Oxman of MIT's Mediated Matter research group...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/146891497/get-lectured-penndesign-spring-16 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Spring '16 Justine Testado 2016-01-29T15:16:00-05:00 >2016-02-01T15:47:29-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ri/riu0f64ovahpjm7z.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/688597/2016-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter/Spring 2016</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a>&nbsp;is back in session.&nbsp;<em>Get Lectured</em>&nbsp;is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p><strong><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to&nbsp;</em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></strong></p><p>The next featured poster comes from&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/schools/cover/400/university-of-pennsylvania" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">University of Pennsylvania School of Design</a>.</p><p>Listed below are upcoming events.</p><p><strong>POSTPONED; NEW DATE TBA</strong><br>"Batteries, Fuel Cells, or Fuel Economy: Where Will Gasoline-Saving Policy Lead?"&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 1</strong><br>Christian Gollier / Professor of Economics, University of Toulouse<br>"Economic, Political and Social Considerations for Universal Carbon Pricing"</p><p><strong>Feb 4</strong><br>Thomas Balsley / Principal, Thomas Balsley Associates, New York<br>"Uncommon Ground"</p><p><strong>Feb 5</strong><br>Guy Thigpen / Director of Analytic Sciences, Philadelphia Land Bank&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Feb 11</strong><br>Chris Miller / Pre...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/145510875/renovation-of-kahn-s-richards-labs-pleases-both-scientists-and-architects Renovation of Kahn's Richards Labs pleases both scientists and architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-12T13:05:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T02:31:47-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0u/0uylvxax7f63n3re.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The renovation has pared Kahn's spaces down to their essence, restoring a Zenlike calm, and revealing the muscular concrete structure that made the design such a revelation in the early 1960s, when International Style glass towers were all the rage. As Kahn, who was known for his mystical pronouncements, might say, Richards has become the building it always wanted to be.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The renovation was led by Penn's university architect, David Hollenberg, who oversaw <a href="http://www.pennconnects.upenn.edu/find_a_project/alphabetical/richards_medical_research_labs_alpha/richards_medical_research_labs_overview.php" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a host of architects</a>&nbsp;working on the complex's four towers, including: <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/3090592/eyp-architecture-engineering" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">EYP</a>, Urban Engineers, Keast &amp; Hood, Bruce Brooks &amp; Assoc., and&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/aosarchitects/project/richards-medical-research-laboratory-renovations" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Atkin Olshin Schade</a>.&nbsp;Hollenberg also suggested Penn nominate the building for National Historic Landmark Status, which it achieved in 2009, complicating the renovation significantly.</p><p>More from Kahn's legacy:</p><ul><li><a title="Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/129719489/works-by-le-corbu-and-louis-kahn-in-ahmedabad-left-off-historic-conservation-list" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Works by Le Corbu and Louis Kahn in Ahmedabad left off historic conservation list</a></li><li><a title="In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London&rsquo;s Design Museum on July 9" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103655820/in-depth-louis-kahn-exhibition-opening-at-london-s-design-museum-on-july-9" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">In-depth Louis Kahn exhibition opening at London&rsquo;s Design Museum on July 9</a></li><li><a title="Decades Later, a Vision Survives" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/57162368/decades-later-a-vision-survives" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Decades Later, a Vision Survives</a></li><li><a title="The Artist in the Architect" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/10731972/the-artist-in-the-architect" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The Artist in the Architect</a></li><li><a title='Louis Kahn&rsquo;s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction' href="http://archinect.com/news/article/102944/louis-kahn-s-lost-renderings-now-under-construction" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Louis Kahn&rsquo;s "Lost" Renderings Now Under Construction</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/143660106/30th-st-station-district-plan-proposes-mixed-use-neighborhood-above-rail-yards 30th St. Station District Plan Proposes Mixed-Use Neighborhood Above Rail Yards Alexander.Ayala 2015-12-18T12:46:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/xa/xa4mv2f327x5lwa6.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>In addition to the dense mixed-use development above the rail yards, the new draft calls for doubling the size of Drexel Park, a river overlook, a series of boardwalks and green spaces along the west bank trail of the Schuylkill, and a transit terminal for buses.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/140943386/cheesesteak-and-democracy-philadelphia-named-first-unesco-world-heritage-city-in-the-u-s Cheesesteak and democracy: Philadelphia named first UNESCO World Heritage City in the U.S. Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-11-12T12:55:00-05:00 >2015-11-18T00:00:45-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/20/20offecinhofjm79.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;As a World Heritage City, Philadelphia is being officially recognized on the global stage for its wealth of contributions to the world as the epicenter of American democracy and for its enduring commitment to preserving the unique historical and cultural assets in our diverse community." [...] Global Philadelphia officials said earlier having World Heritage designation was akin to a "Sister Cities program on steroids" that could give a major economic boost for Philadelphia.</p></em><br /><br /><p>More from the perpetually sunny city:</p><ul><li><a title="New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/138339683/new-philadelphians-and-the-end-of-gentrification-guilt" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt</a></li><li><a title="How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District?</a></li><li><a title="Will Philadelphia Ever Be Home to a Middle Class?" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/106963616/will-philadelphia-ever-be-home-to-a-middle-class" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Will Philadelphia Ever Be Home to a Middle Class?</a></li><li><a title="Philadelphia: Let's Talk About Frank Gehry" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/103168530/philadelphia-let-s-talk-about-frank-gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia: Let's Talk About Frank Gehry</a></li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/138339683/new-philadelphians-and-the-end-of-gentrification-guilt New Philadelphians and the end of gentrification guilt Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-10-06T13:47:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f5/f5370bea25bceeaefa0622a2911bda85?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>&ldquo;There's absolutely nothing wrong with a development that primarily aims to bring new people into the neighborhood, including people who don&rsquo;t have the same profile as the people who already live there,&rdquo; [...] Couldn&rsquo;t the restaurant&rsquo;s cheerleaders see how it was a little sad that in a place where mostly black students had once learned about carpentry and the culinary arts, mostly white people were now drinking ros&eacute;?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/128095662/college-wins-5-5mm-lawsuit-against-firm-for-use-of-unlicensed-architects College wins $5.5MM lawsuit against firm for use of unlicensed architects Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-05-26T13:25:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/eu/euwon1kuezmk8hu0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The community college had sued architectural and design firm Burt Hill Inc., now known as Stantec Architecture and Engineering LLC, for using unlicensed architects with no higher-education project experience and interns from Drexel University after being promised services from "senior-level" professionals [...] Additionally, the community college claimed Burt Hill caused delays in the project and upped the final price of construction by over 50 percent from $28 million to $42 million.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/127366753/u-s-needs-reliable-rail-systems-where-traveling-106-mph-is-considered-slow-u-s-pirg-asserts-amid-amtrak-debate U.S. needs reliable rail systems where 'traveling 106 mph is considered slow', U.S. PIRG asserts amid Amtrak debate Justine Testado 2015-05-15T20:40:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kx/kxmvkdfc644hiqgq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In an unfortunate sequence of events, reports earlier this week state that the U.S. House Appropriations Committee <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2015/05/amtrak-budget-house-panel-crash-117904.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">voted to cut Amtrak funding</a> by an estimated $260 million -- one day after a fatal Amtrak passenger-train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12. As investigations on the accident ensue, public debate regarding the nation's transportation needs has reignited.</p><p>In one response, the <a href="http://www.uspirg.org" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">U.S. Public Interest Research Group</a> consumer organization released their latest statement by Transportation Campaign Director John Olivieri. Olivieri stresses in a "if they can do it, so can we" manner that it's about time American policy makers catch up with international competitors and invest on designing a safe high-speed passenger rail system.</p><p>Below is Olivieri's statement from the U.S. PIRG website:</p><p>"'This is a horrible tragedy, and our condolences go to those whose family and friends have been lost or injured. Events like this must be prevented.'</p><p>'Our policy makers should take the long view. We...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/117884542/get-lectured-penndesign-spring-15 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Spring '15 Justine Testado 2015-01-08T13:26:00-05:00 >2015-01-08T14:17:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e5/e53yt8mlfsf4yyht.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/543658/2015-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Winter-Spring 2015</strong></a></p><p>Archinect's <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/336082/get-lectured" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>Get Lectured</em></a> is back in session! <em>Get Lectured</em> is an ongoing series where we feature a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. Check back frequently to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>For our next featured poster, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design a.k.a. PennDesign has a packed calendar of events this semester.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to </em><a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><em>connect@archinect.com</em></a><em>.</em></p><p>Unless noted**, lectures will take place at the PennDesign Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street. Times and locations subject to change. Continuing education credits are available for select lectures.</p><p><strong>JANUARY</strong></p><p><em>Jan 21</em><br>David Benjamin / Principal, The Living and Assistant Professor, Columbia GSAPP<br>"Adaptation"<br>6:30 pm</p><p><em>Jan 26</em><br>Florian Idenburg / Principal, SO &ndash; IL, and Associate Professor, Harvard GSD<br>"To Be Determined"<br>6...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/109342572/macarthur-fellow-rick-lowe-reclaims-urban-neighborhoods-through-art MacArthur Fellow Rick Lowe Reclaims Urban Neighborhoods Through Art Alexander Walter 2014-09-19T17:11:00-04:00 >2014-09-24T19:22:43-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/8d/8da9176a9a9e368797dd944387e4c679?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Grassroots, place-based arts initiatives got a boost yesterday when the artist Rick Lowe was named a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. Earlier this week, I profiled Lowe&rsquo;s dynamic approach to arts-driven revitalization in &ldquo;Street Makeover: Artists Bring Visibility to a Low-Lit Alley.&rdquo; Lowe is currently working as a multi-year resident of the Pearl Street Project, an alleyway transformation launched by Philadelphia&rsquo;s Asian Arts Initiative.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Related: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District?</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/108641438/how-many-artists-does-it-take-to-make-an-arts-district How Many Artists Does It Take to Make an Arts District? Alexander Walter 2014-09-10T14:46:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T16:57:26-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/93/9377adb45a5e137edfa9abe37dda857e?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Just north of where the University of Pennsylvania transformed its surroundings, and amid Drexel University&rsquo;s big expansion plans, one Drexel school is looking for ways to coalesce that West Philly arts community. Mantua, long challenged by poverty, population decline and crime, has had a higher profile in the past year due to its Promise Zone designation and the raved-about art project, Funeral for a Home.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/108022140/get-lectured-penndesign-fall-14 Get Lectured: PennDesign, Fall '14 Justine Testado 2014-09-02T14:45:00-04:00 >2014-09-12T00:59:25-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/yq/yqx9iramyel4zh0b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/493828/fall-2014-lectures" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Archinect's Architecture School Lecture Guide for Fall 2014</strong></a></p><p>Another school year, another edition of Archinect's <em>Get Lectured</em>! As a refresher, we'll be featuring a school's lecture series&mdash;and their snazzy posters&mdash;for the current term. If you're not doing so already, be sure to keep track of any upcoming lectures you don't want to miss.</p><p>Our poster today comes from The University of Pennsylvania's School of Design. Speakers include BIG's Bjarke Ingels, Neil Denari of NMDA, Frank Barkow of Barkow &amp; Leibinger, and Young &amp; Ayata.</p><p><em>Want to share your school's lecture series? Send us your school's lecture series poster and details to <a href="mailto:connect@archinect.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">connect@archinect.com</a>.</em></p><p>Unless noted, all lectures are free and open to the public and will be held at PennDesign's Meyerson Hall: 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA. Note each event's time.</p><p>Below is a selection of upcoming lectures:</p><p><strong>SEPTEMBER</strong></p><p><em>Sept. 3</em><br>6:30 pm<br>Bjarke Ingels / Founding Partner - BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) NYC, CPH, BEJ<br>"Recent Work"</p><p><em>Sept. 11</em><br>6:00 pm<br>Matthij...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/106963616/will-philadelphia-ever-be-home-to-a-middle-class Will Philadelphia Ever Be Home to a Middle Class? Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-19T20:21:00-04:00 >2014-08-19T20:21:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/69/6994dd200759dc44aee682aec0d37081?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Recent research by Pew showed that half of the 20- to 34-year-olds polled did not expect to be living in [Philadelphia] in five to 10 years, largely because of concerns about education and career opportunities (the ones that never knock). I love Philadelphia, it has become my home. But what will happen if the bulk of today&rsquo;s middle class follows their parents and trickles out to the suburbs?</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/103168530/philadelphia-let-s-talk-about-frank-gehry Philadelphia: Let's Talk About Frank Gehry Alexander Walter 2014-07-01T13:29:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a3/a33269c8582468caa7aa1fd59df9ab39?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>Putting aside Rocky&mdash;though that's hard to do these days&mdash;there's a bigger problem looming over Gehry's expansion plans. That problem is Gehry. Not for all the reasons that Gehry's critics like to cite, chapter and verse, about why he doesn't deserve to be an ambassador for cool architecture. In fact, Gehry's critics may find plenty to admire in his plans for the Art Museum. Frankly, it's not very Gehry.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Previously: <a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry&rsquo;s renovation plan this summer</a></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/100517036/the-abandoned-railway-below-philadelphia The Abandoned Railway below Philadelphia Archinect 2014-05-27T13:41:00-04:00 >2014-06-02T23:01:44-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rs/rsseajc2ml9x7d37.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>As modern Philadelphia shapes its future, some of its citizens have turned to the artifacts of its former prowess for inspiration. Much as the High Line in New York is widely believed to have been partially responsible for the reinvigoration of not only a derelict site but also its surrounding neighborhood, a portion of elevated rail track in central Philly known as the Reading Viaduct has been hoisted into public view as a potential catalyst for urban transformation.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/news/article/100296485/philadelphia-museum-of-art-exhibition-to-reveal-frank-gehry-s-renovation-plan-this-summer Philadelphia Museum of Art exhibition to reveal Frank Gehry’s renovation plan this summer Justine Testado 2014-05-23T18:14:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/41/41u9wh6360qq87lh.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><em><p>The Philadelphia Museum of Art will soon debut Making a Classic Modern: Frank Gehry&rsquo;s Master Plan for the Philadelphia Museum of Art, an exhibition showcasing the first images of Frank Gehry's master plan to renovate the museum. The exhibition will also feature large-scale models, site plans, sections, and renderings. The exhibition opens July 1 through September 1 at the Dorrance Galleries.</p></em><br /><br /><p>After PMA selected <a href="http://archinect.com/gehry" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Gehry Partners</a> -- who is working with <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11080262/olin" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">OLIN</a> --&nbsp; in 2006 to design the multi-phased plan for the landmark, the core phase focuses on reorganizing and expanding the building's interior, adding more than 169,000 square feet of space. The additional space will allow the Museum to display more of its collection.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/42/42gisl0ed7p9j53r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cu/cuhutz940wknwx9r.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jv/jvhd9wrdvljq3kvc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/d0/d0v6ebxpv6dwcy35.jpg"></p><p>More details on <a href="http://www.bustler.net/index.php/article/philadelphia_museum_of_art_exhibition_to_preview_frank_gehrys_renovation_pl/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Bustler</a>.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/100119421/philau-offers-first-mooc-with-course-in-sustainable-design PhilaU Offers First MOOC with Course in Sustainable Design Sponsor 2014-05-21T13:53:00-04:00 >2014-05-22T12:13:55-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2r/2rq6wjfjdh5sv7dc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><em>Brought to you by <a href="http://www.philau.edu/green/index.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Philadelphia University</a>:</em></p><p>Philadelphia University is offering its first massive open online course, or MOOC, based on the university&rsquo;s innovative M.S. in Sustainable Design program, starting June 1.</p><p>With this course, Sustainable Design: Principles and Methodologies, PhilaU is entering the innovative new world of higher education course delivery, taking advantage of the latest technology to reach students worldwide. The course, which is free, offers three levels of rigor to meet the individualized needs of all participants.</p><p>&ldquo;Philadelphia University's master&rsquo;s program in sustainable design was one of the first of its kind and is still a leader in the field of sustainability education," said Rob Fleming, director of PhilaU&rsquo;s M.S. in Sustainable Design program, who teaches the MOOC. "This new online course&mdash;open to anyone, anywhere&mdash;is pushing the boundaries of where sustainability is heading, and will help professionals and others achieve more progressive aspects of sustain...</p>