Archinect - News 2017-10-17T22:11:15-04:00 https://archinect.com/news/article/150032321/david-marks-architect-behind-london-eye-passes-away-at-age-64 David Marks, architect behind London Eye, passes away at age 64 Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-10-09T16:51:00-04:00 >2017-10-09T16:52:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/te/tebodhlhc3wxhmjt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>David Marks, who suffered a long battle with cancer, passed away Friday morning at the age of 64. The Jewish architect was the innovative visionary behind fanciful projects such as the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/745354/london-eye" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">London Eye</a>, the <a href="https://archinect.com/news/tag/777162/british-airways-i360" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">British Airways i360</a> observation tower, the Treetop Walkway at Kew Gardens, and the University of Cambridge Primary School among others.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bs29lq4h7yoh1c2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6b/6bs29lq4h7yoh1c2.jpg?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>British Airways i360 at Brighton. Image courtesy of 2017 Structural Awards</figcaption></figure><p>Born in Stockholm in 1952, Marks grew up in Geneva and moved to London in 1972 to attend the Architectural Association School (AA). There he met Julia Barfield, whom he married in 1981. Following a stint working for Richard Rogers, the couple formed their own practice&mdash;<a href="https://archinect.com/firms/cover/1923/marks-barfield-architects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Marks Barfield Architects</a>&mdash;in 1989.<br></p> <figure><p><a href="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i3lty5bjmq09yg.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=1028" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/a6/a6i3lty5bjmq09yg.JPG?auto=compress%2Cformat&amp;w=514"></a></p><figcaption>London Eye. Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.</figcaption></figure><p>Marks was known for his entrepreneurial spirit. After winning a competition entry that came to nothing for his and Barfield's Ferris Wheel design, the two famously remortgaged their home and spent six patient years gathering support...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150029250/architect-son-of-hitler-s-architect-albert-speer-jr-dies-at-83 Architect, son of Hitler's architect, Albert Speer Jr., dies at 83 Archinect 2017-09-19T12:38:00-04:00 >2017-09-21T06:53:29-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/90/9022fa55183a2306d4187358098b4cc3?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Albert Speer Jr, the son of Adolf Hitler's chief architect who had his own accomplished architectural career but struggled to distance himself from his father's legacy, has died at the age of 83. The architecture firm he founded, Albert Speer + Partner GmbH, said Mr Speer died on Saturday in Frankfurt.</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/150022901/gunnar-birkerts-founder-of-gunnar-birkerts-and-associates-has-died Gunnar Birkerts, founder of Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, has died Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-08-15T19:23:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T22:13:07-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfnx15amqn7bjxst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfnx15amqn7bjxst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfnx15amqn7bjxst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/df/dfnx15amqn7bjxst.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><figure><p>On Tuesday Gunnar Birkerts, Detroit-based Latvian-American architect passed away at&nbsp;the age of 92. Born in 1925, in Riga, Birkerts was a graduate of the University of Stuttgart in Germany and immigrated to the United States in 1949. He began his architectural career with <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/65818/perkins-will" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Perkins+Will</a> before joining <a href="http://archinect.com/news/tag/51409/eero-saarinen" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eero Saarinen</a> Bloomfield Hills, office. Birkerts later worked for <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/15409182/minoru-yamasaki-associates" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Minoru Yamasaki</a> before opening his own practice, Gunnar Birkerts and Associates, in the 1960s.&nbsp;<br></p></figure><p>Some of his most notable projects include the Kansas City Museum of Contemporary Art, the Calvary Baptist Church of Detroit, The Corning Glass Museum, Lincoln Elementary School in&nbsp;Columbus, IN; and The Latvian National Library.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/bf/bfhfzziyay1do6fd.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/bf/bfhfzziyay1do6fd.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The Corning Glass Museum</figcaption></figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/i0/i0nuzrcxzi6k6pi3.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/i0/i0nuzrcxzi6k6pi3.jpg"></a></p> <figcaption>Marquette Plaza. Image by Richard Langendorf</figcaption><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/fw/fwlxdc2trli2sp7j.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/fw/fwlxdc2trli2sp7j.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The Latvian National Library Image via wikimedia</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/mb/mb305ljh9yto39g1.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/mb/mb305ljh9yto39g1.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Calvary Baptist Church of Detroit</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/uploads/7c/7cip6ckwhzv4rfwc.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/7c/7cip6ckwhzv4rfwc.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Kansas City Museum of Contemporary Art Image via wikimedia</figcaption></figure> https://archinect.com/news/article/150022902/chicago-architect-john-macsai-passes-away-at-91 Chicago architect, John Macsai, passes away at 91 Mackenzie Goldberg 2017-08-15T19:08:00-04:00 >2017-08-15T19:08:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/kawpowj6urtsw3n4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/kawpowj6urtsw3n4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/kawpowj6urtsw3n4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ka/kawpowj6urtsw3n4.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Chicago architect John Macsai designed Lincolnwood's Purple Hotel and some of Lake Shore Drive's most eye-catching high-rises...From 1955 to 1970, Macsai and his partner, Robert Hausner, helped bring the abstract forms of modernism to the clifflike rows of towers along Chicago's lakefront. Among those designs were a dramatically curving high-rise at 1150 N. Lake Shore Drive and Harbor House at 3200 N. Lake Shore Drive, a standout because of its jutting second-floor window bays.</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/150016500/peter-pran-faia-co-founder-of-peter-pran-h-architects-has-passed-away Peter Pran FAIA, co-founder of Peter Pran + H Architects, has passed away Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-07-07T19:40:00-04:00 >2017-10-15T19:29:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gf/gfbmpw37fbbv7zhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gf/gfbmpw37fbbv7zhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gf/gfbmpw37fbbv7zhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gf/gfbmpw37fbbv7zhx.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Norweigan-born architect Peter Pran, FAIA, has passed away. He was a co-founder and partner of Peter Pran + H Architects in New York City, and had previously held positions at Ellerbe Becket, Skidmore, Owings &amp; Merrill (SOM), and NBBJ. He has also been an influential educator, having taught at schools across the country including the University of Kansas, Cornell University, and the University of Illinois-Chicago, as well as schools in Japan, Italy, and Denmark.</p></em><br /><br /><p>A full obituary will follow.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150014911/legendary-texas-architect-frank-welch-has-passed-away-aged-90 Legendary Texas architect Frank Welch has passed away aged 90 Julia Ingalls 2017-06-27T19:54:00-04:00 >2017-06-27T20:14:28-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/2z/2z31tc123cij1mf4.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>With a sleek modern sensibility and an awareness of the power of open, cleanly articulated vistas, Frank Welch designed sophisticated homes for a sophisticated clientele. Known affectionately as "The Dean,"&nbsp;Welch's 90 years on earth spanned the creation of numerous spacious, elegant structures in a state primed for the appreciation of wide open spaces.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nd/ndh87t31i61tcw26.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/nd/ndh87t31i61tcw26.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>The Walter Davis House. Image: TCU Press</figcaption></figure><p>Some of his most famous works include "The Birthday," and The Walter Davis House. Recently, a house he designed known as the Texas Modern on North Janmar went on the market for $3.75 million. The 6,600 square foot home features his trademark "stick ceilings"&nbsp;and resplendent natural vistas.&nbsp;</p><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0p/0pd9sjwi2b8m0r1k.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/0p/0pd9sjwi2b8m0r1k.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Texas Modern on North Janmar Drive. Ima ge: Virginia Cole Realtors</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z7/z7se5bpzfvu2go44.jpg" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/1028x/z7/z7se5bpzfvu2go44.jpg"></a></p><figcaption>Texas Modern on North Janmar Drive. Image: Virginia Cole Realtors</figcaption></figure><p>As <a href="http://www.papercitymag.com/home-design/frank-welch-dies-legendary-texas-architect-west-texas-innovator-huge-loss/#108389" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">PaperCity Magazine</a> noted, "Welch was recognized with more than 50 awards for design excellence, and in 2006, the Texas Society of Architects presented him with its highest hono...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011385/robert-michael-kliment-faia-cofounder-of-kliment-halsband-architects-has-died Robert Michael Kliment FAIA, cofounder of Kliment Halsband Architects, has died Anastasia Tokmakova 2017-06-07T20:02:00-04:00 >2017-06-07T20:02:32-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwf6kwru9c4hkiwv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwf6kwru9c4hkiwv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwf6kwru9c4hkiwv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/kw/kwf6kwru9c4hkiwv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>New York architect and cofounder of <a href="http://archinect.com/klimenthalsbandarchitects" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kliment Halsband Architects</a>, Robert Michael Kliment FAIA, 1922-2017, has passed away.&nbsp;</p><p>Born in Prague in 1933, Robert was one of several hundred children whom the humanitarian Sir Nicholas Winton brought to safety in England during the Second World War. He was later schooled in France and Cuba before studying architecture at Yale, where he received his B.A. in 1954. After serving with the U.S. Army in Europe, he returned to Yale to complete his M.Arch in 1959, and upon graduation won a Fulbright Fellowship to study the history and evolution of urban spaces in Italy. He joined <a href="http://archinect.com/mitchellgiurgola" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Mitchell/Giurgola</a> in 1960 as the firm&rsquo;s first full-time staff member, and later opened their New York office. In 1972 he founded Kliment Halsband Architects with his wife Frances.</p><p>Robert practiced a humanistic architecture that engaged thoughtfully with historical and cultural contexts while also leaving the way open to future uses and needs. As a practitioner, he brought a rig...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150011171/william-krisel-pioneer-of-mass-produced-mid-century-modernist-housing-dies-at-92 William Krisel, Pioneer of Mass-Produced Mid-Century Modernist Housing, Dies at 92 Joanna Kloppenburg 2017-06-06T18:49:00-04:00 >2017-06-23T11:31:03-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3s/3sze4k900qyylunf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3s/3sze4k900qyylunf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3s/3sze4k900qyylunf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/3s/3sze4k900qyylunf.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Esteemed mid-century modern architect William Krisel, known for his use of the butterfly roof, died in Beverly Hills on Monday at the age of 92.</p><p>Working largely in Southern California, Krisel designed over 30,000 homes in the region. Some of the architect&rsquo;s most influential work was built in Palm Springs, California, a desert haven for modern architectural experimentation in the &lsquo;50s and &lsquo;60s. Krisel is best known for pioneering the modernist tract house, a response to the rise of post-war suburban developments. Employing brightly colored and patterned facades with a variety of asymmetrical roof forms, Krisel delivered modernist design principles on a mass-scale.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v8/v8dmsl4l019oks0n.jpg"><br><em>Photo by Darren Bradley/Courtesy of Darren Bradley.</em></p><p>&ldquo;The concept for offering the builder various roof lines &mdash; flat, gables, inverted butterfly or whatever &mdash; is something that he sort of brought to the table so that they could essentially have very similar floor plans but have homes that looked quite different,&rdquo; said Chris Men...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/150005054/vito-acconci-pioneering-artist-and-architect-is-dead-at-77 Vito Acconci, pioneering artist and architect, is dead at 77 Nicholas Korody 2017-04-28T13:35:00-04:00 >2017-04-28T17:50:48-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/lz/lz0vybrddosftjs6.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Vito Acconci, pioneering conceptual artist and architect, passed away today at the age of 77. After starting his career as a poet, Acconci gained recognition for his influential performance and video works. A man of many parts, he then transitioned into working with audio/visual installations before beginning to work primarily as a landscape architect and designer.</p><p>During the early &lsquo;80s, Acconci created works like&nbsp;<em>Instant House</em>, a sculpture that assembles into an inhabitable structure when a person sits on a swing, with each interior wall covered in an American flag, and on each exterior wall, a Soviet flag. In 1983, Acconci made his first permanent installation,&nbsp;<em>Way Station I (Study Chamber)&nbsp;</em>at Middleburg College<em>,&nbsp;</em>a sculpture so controversial (it likewise juxtaposed the flags of capitalist countries with communist states) that it was burned down. Later, it was reinstalled.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/fa/fadd8f2ocikwq47c.jpg"><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/9r/9r0i3jpmb4unx093.jpg"></p><p>By the late &lsquo;80s, Acconci had founded <a href="http://acconci.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Acconci Studio</a> and focused on designing furniture as well as theoretical d...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149998619/hugh-hardy-dies-at-the-age-of-84 Hugh Hardy dies at the age of 84 Nicholas Korody 2017-03-21T14:17:00-04:00 >2017-03-21T14:17:33-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcegx1roimd7jbwj.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcegx1roimd7jbwj.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcegx1roimd7jbwj.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/gc/gcegx1roimd7jbwj.png?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Hugh Hardy, the architect best-known for his renovation of many of New York&rsquo;s most famous theatrical landmarks, passed away on Thursday at the age of 84 from a cerebral hemorrhage. He is survived by his wife, Tiziana Hardy.</p><p>Born on July 26, 1932 in Majorca, Spain to American parents, Hardy was raised primarily in New York. He attended Princeton where he earned a bachelor&rsquo;s degree in 1954 and a master of fine arts degree in 1956. Hardy served as a drafting instructor in the Army Corps of Engineers before working with Jo Mielziner, a theatrical and set designer.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3w/3wtwbw8cwq4pr6k7.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/3w/3wsmrkbeu39fj5aq.jpg"></p><p>Among Hardy&rsquo;s many restoration and renovation projects are the New Victory Theater, the Majestic Theater, the Central Synagogue, the Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center and the Windows of the World at the top of the World Trade Center. Other notable projects include the Orchestra Hall in Minneapolis, as well as the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), the Claire Tow Theater and 420 West 42nd Street, all in New York.</p><p>Hardy headed thre...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149981703/in-memoriam-those-we-lost-in-2016 In Memoriam: those we lost in 2016 Julia Ingalls 2016-12-08T12:21:00-05:00 >2016-12-11T19:23:27-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s2/s2y9yqnjb2cf9oji.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s2/s2y9yqnjb2cf9oji.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s2/s2y9yqnjb2cf9oji.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/s2/s2y9yqnjb2cf9oji.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Reasons for celebration in 2016 have been rare; it was largely a year of profound change and loss, especially within architecture. Here is a brief memorial for 17 remarkable architects, designers, planners, and educators we lost this year.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/45/45dwb13ii8aig85k.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Balmori Associates' "GrowOnUs Floating Landscape"</em></p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978587/diana-balmori-revered-landscape-architect-has-died-at-age-84" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpg"></a></p><p><strong><a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/149978587/diana-balmori-revered-landscape-architect-has-died-at-age-84" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Diana Balmori</a>&nbsp;</strong>(1932 - 2016)</p><p>Designing nature within a highly compact and industrial grid isn't a simple affair: landscape architect Diana Balmori, who died in November of 2016, flawlessly and imaginatively integrated the two in works throughout her award-winning career. In addition to the Abandoibarra District in Bilbao, the Spanish-born and U.S.-based Balmori designed numerous living or green roofs in Manhattan, creating gorgeous and sustainable arrangements. In addition to teaching and running her own firm, Balmori was frequently recognized with awards, including a nod from The National Endowment for the Arts.</p><p><img alt="" src="http://www.phaidon.com/resource/9780714863153.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>"Gunnar Asplund" monograph by Peter Blundell Jones</em></p><p><strong><img alt="" src="https://darkroom.ribaj.com/700/1908106d5770b8648ddf6bd0fdb1a598:6996452331bca21a78b6d44d981d9cf3/peter-blundell-jones-1949-2016"></strong></p><p><strong>Peter Blundell Jones&nbsp;</strong>(1949 - 2016)</p><p>Pro...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149978587/diana-balmori-revered-landscape-architect-has-died-at-age-84 Diana Balmori, revered landscape architect, has died at age 84 Julia Ingalls 2016-11-15T14:33:00-05:00 >2017-01-30T15:49:56-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/z6/z6d6sbuu69ju4h28.jpeg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Landscape architect and innovative urbanist Diana Balmori has died at age 84, as announced by her&nbsp;<a href="http://www.balmori.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">firm's website</a>. The Spanish-born&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/lian/live-blog-diana-balmori-and-joel-sanders-on-landscape-and-architecture" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Balmori</a>, who founded her own firm in New York City at age 58, was known for her site-defining and inventive landscape architecture works, including the Abandoibarra District in Bilbao, Spain, the Prairie Waterway Stormwater Park in Minnesota, and numerous green roofs in Manhattan. In addition to their striking aesthetic beauty, Balmori's projects integrated sustainable practices, resulting in a holistic pairing of nature and architecture.</p><p><em>Abandoibarra</em><em> Masterplan, Bilbao, Spain</em><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/c2/c2074xrnddj50r6l.jpg"></p><p>Balmori, who graduated from high school at age 16, started her career in academia, taking a teaching position at the State University of New York shortly after receiving her Ph.D in urban history from <a href="http://archinect.com/ucla" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">UCLA</a>. Eventually, she became a partner at Cesar Pelli Associates (now known as Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, Architects), creating the firm's in-house Landscape Architecture department. Her dea...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149972022/bing-thom-dies-at-age-75 Bing Thom dies at age 75 Nicholas Korody 2016-10-04T16:58:00-04:00 >2016-10-10T18:50:42-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wz/wz1m0eblw85gnx8u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wz/wz1m0eblw85gnx8u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wz/wz1m0eblw85gnx8u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/wz/wz1m0eblw85gnx8u.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Bing Thom, the lauded Canadian architect, died of a brain aneurysm at age 75 while on a trip to Hong Kong, the city of his birth.</p><p>Thom was one of Canada's most admired architects. He was awarded the Order of Canada, the Golden Jubilee Medal, the RAIC Medal, the Margolese Prize, as well as honorary degrees from Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia.</p><p>Thom studied architecture at the University of British Columbia and the University of California, Berkeley. He worked for Arthur Erickson and Fumihiko Maki before opening his own firm in 1981, Bing Thom Architects.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/7m/7mfs48b779qinbyp.jpg"></p><p>Some of the most notable projects by Bing Thom Architects are the Central City plaza, the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts, the Aberdeen Centre, and the Sunset Community Centre&mdash;all in British Columbia, where Thom lived and worked. Bing Thom Architects also built in the United States, China, Spain, and the United Kingdom.</p><p>&ldquo;Bing believed architecture transcends the building, to shine its light onto its sur...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149965070/famed-designer-jane-thompson-dies Famed designer Jane Thompson dies Nicholas Korody 2016-08-24T14:19:00-04:00 >2016-09-01T23:04:51-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/b8/b836lkd2xuh165fc.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>The influential designer Jane Thompson passed away on Tuesday. Working fluidly across the fields of design, urbanism, and architecture, Thompson left a lasting mark on American visual culture.</p><p>Thompson started her career as the assistant curator at the Museum of Modern Art, then led by Philip Johnson. Afterwards, she helmed&nbsp;<em>Industrial Design Magazine</em>.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/gi/giw6r06ytby5qjyb.jpg"></p><p>Thompson worked on the revitalization of Boston's Quincy Market alongside her husband, architect Benjamin Thompson. Other urban projects included the Chicago Navy Pier and the Grand Central Business District in New York.</p><p>One of Thompson's most influential endeavors was assisting her husband in operating the retail stores Design Research (D/R). Bring European designers like Alvar Aalto and Marikmekko into the United States, she helped introduce a generation of Americans to Scandinavian design. In a 2000 survey, D/R was named the number one design store, even after it had been closed for 22 years.</p><p><a href="http://www.metropolismag.com/Point-of-View/August-2016/Farewell-Sir-Lady-Jane/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">h/t Metropolis Mag</a></p><p>[Correction: originally th...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/149276078/claude-parent-the-last-parisian-supermodernist-dies-at-93 Claude Parent, the "last Parisian Supermodernist", dies at 93 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-02-29T14:18:00-05:00 >2016-03-15T23:24:50-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmjy9turxhaq712c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmjy9turxhaq712c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmjy9turxhaq712c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/qm/qmjy9turxhaq712c.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p>Claude Parent, architect and theoretician of &ldquo;oblique function&rdquo;, passed away this past Saturday at the age of 93.</p><p>Trained at the Acad&eacute;mie des Beaux-Arts, Parent studied under Le Corbusier and collaborated with the philosopher Paul Virilio to form the idea of &ldquo;oblique function&rdquo;. Jean Nouvel in <a href="http://www.domusweb.it/en/architecture/2010/05/28/claude-parent-portrayed-by-jean-nouvel.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Domus</a>, on the occasion of the 2010 retrospective on Parent at the Cit&eacute; de l&rsquo;Architecture in Paris, describes the architect&rsquo;s theoretical interests as preoccupied with &ldquo;interior spaces in continuation, based on sequences of oblique and horizontal planes. The radicalism and expressiveness of these principles scramble all the conventions of orthogonal modernity.&rdquo;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/rb/rb1fpwyuu3ch4vvp.jpg"></p><p>Parent&rsquo;s built work is small in number but highly impactful. His Maison Drusch (Versailles, FR) and Church Sainte-Bernadette du Banlay (Nevers, FR) exemplify his &ldquo;oblique&rdquo; theories, constructing dramatic, sloped spaces to provoke inhabitants into being more self-aware. His &ldquo;utopian&rdquo; preoccupations and methodology has inspired many architect...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/148438810/landscape-architect-takeo-uesugi-has-died-at-age-75 Landscape architect Takeo Uesugi has died at age 75 Julia Ingalls 2016-02-18T17:58:00-05:00 >2016-03-01T00:17:01-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/0x/0x48ge8pf58pm8j9.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>As a designer, Uesugi created serene landscapes that adapted the elements of a Japanese garden &mdash; rock, plants and water &mdash; to the climate and lifestyle of Southern California. Among his most significant projects are the restoration of the Japanese Garden at the Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, Pine Wind Garden at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center and the Japanese Friendship Garden in San Diego's Balboa Park.</p></em><br /><br /><p>In memorium, a few photos of Uesugi's landscape work at the Japanese Garden of The Huntington Library:</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/r2/r2ghle0jp1xcsp7o.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/b8/b8qtbw9ica47xnsn.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/650x/v1/v1qck5h45j8zdoij.jpg"></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/145504426/celebrated-scottish-architect-gareth-hoskins-dies-at-48-from-heart-attack Celebrated Scottish architect Gareth Hoskins dies at 48 from heart attack Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2016-01-12T02:32:00-05:00 >2016-01-18T22:07:58-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nwn1yxpeoq25mha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nwn1yxpeoq25mha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nwn1yxpeoq25mha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/9n/9nwn1yxpeoq25mha.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Everyone at Hoskins Architects has lost an exceptional architect, a visionary and a gifted leader, but above all a very good friend. Gareth leaves a huge gap, he was such a special person. We appreciate the very many messages of condolence that have already been received."</p></em><br /><br /><p>According to a statement issued by Spreng &amp; Co PR, Gareth Hoskins of Hoskins Architects died in hospital on Saturday, January 9 after suffering a heart attack. A private funeral and memorial service for family will take place at a later date.&nbsp;</p><p>A few of Hoskins achievements and accolades, as delineated by&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35280816" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">bbc.com</a>:</p><p><em>He set up Hoskins Architects in Glasgow in 1998 and won UK Architect of the Year in 2006 and Scottish Architect of the Year in 2009.</em></p><p><em>High profile work included the National Museum of Scotland, Scottish National Gallery and World Museum in Vienna. [...]</em></p><p><em>Mr Hoskins was an advisor to the Royal Institute of British Architects and a design panel member of the Scottish government's body, Architecture and Design Scotland.</em></p><p><em>Between 2006 and 2010, he was the Scottish government's National Healthcare Design Champion.</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/129791024/charles-correa-legendary-indian-architect-dies-at-84 Charles Correa, legendary Indian architect, dies at 84 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-06-17T13:43:00-04:00 >2015-06-17T15:14:19-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kq57ldf0h6sfj1b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kq57ldf0h6sfj1b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kq57ldf0h6sfj1b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1k/1kq57ldf0h6sfj1b.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Born in 1930 in the southern Indian city of Secunderabad, Mr. Correa studied at St. Xavier&rsquo;s College in Mumbai and then went on to attend theUniversity of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the U.S. to study architecture. &ldquo;To work in India is the great advantage of life in the Third World. The issues are so much bigger than you are; they give you a chance to grow,&rdquo; Mr. Correa wrote in his book &lsquo;Housing and Urbanization.&rsquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>Charles Correa died at home Tuesday night in Mumbai, after a bout of brief illness (according to&nbsp;<a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-33160844" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">BBC news</a>). He is known for the diversity and far-reaching quality of his work in India and elsewhere, including affordable housing, master planning, and high-profile academic and diplomatic structures. In 2013,&nbsp;RIBA named him "India's Greatest Architect".&nbsp;Up until his death, he served as a consulting architect with the Goa government in India.&nbsp;</p><p>After studying at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai, Correa earned architecture degrees from the University of Michigan and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.&nbsp;Some of his best known architectural works include the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial in Ahmedabad, the Kanchanjunga Apartment tower in Mumbai, MIT's Brain and Cognitive Sciences Center in Boston, and the Parumala Church, as well as his master planning work for Navi Mumbai in the 1960s.</p><p>RIP Charles Correa, 1930-2015</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/20/20kqluscroamv49y.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>British Council, Delhi</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/kv/kvv8uv5kztqd638x.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Mahatma Gandhi Memorial, Ahmedabad</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/aw/awntfy6vi172t8mc.jpg"></p><p>&uarr;&nbsp;<em>Kanchanjunga Apartm...</em></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/127084952/conceptual-artist-chris-burden-dies-at-69 Conceptual artist, Chris Burden, dies at 69 Paul Petrunia 2015-05-10T23:55:00-04:00 >2015-05-11T09:32:15-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/utrt65hciyum31nw.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/utrt65hciyum31nw.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/utrt65hciyum31nw.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/ut/utrt65hciyum31nw.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Paul Schimmel, a close friend of the artist and the former chief curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art who had organized Burden&rsquo;s first retrospective exhibition in 1988, said the cause was malignant melanoma. Burden was diagnosed 18 months ago, Schimmel said, but kept the information private except for a few family members and friends.</p></em><br /><br /><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/1d/1d1il0awlxqtmo29.jpg"></p><p>Small Skyscraper, a collaboration between <a href="http://www.taalmankoch.com/Small-Skyscraper" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">tallmankoch</a> and Chris Burden</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/115267109/william-b-callaway-noted-bay-area-landscape-architect-at-swa-group-dies William B. Callaway, noted Bay Area landscape architect at SWA Group, dies Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-12-05T14:20:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T20:40:53-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56a66902752217c4aca54a47f3f1357f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56a66902752217c4aca54a47f3f1357f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56a66902752217c4aca54a47f3f1357f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/56/56a66902752217c4aca54a47f3f1357f?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>William Byrd Callaway, one of the Bay Area&rsquo;s most influential landscape architects, died Nov. 25 of cancer in San Francisco. He was 71. [...] In 2007, by then the CEO of one of the profession&rsquo;s largest firms, Mr. Callaway received the ASLA Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects for accomplishments that included inspiring other designers &ldquo;to retain an idealistic view of the profession and the world.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p>The Sausalito-based landscape architect William Byrd Callaway is remembered for his&nbsp;prolific career with SWA Group, his varied landscape work from park to plazas, and his empathy, attentiveness and leadership.</p><p>Growing up near Sacramento, Callaway received&nbsp;a bachelor's in landscape architecture from UC Berkeley, and a&nbsp;master's degree from&nbsp;Harvard University&rsquo;s Graduate School of Design. Later in his career, Callaway received multiple awards including: the ASLA Medal from the American Society of Landscape Architects and UC Berkeley's&nbsp;College of Environmental Design&rsquo;s distinguished alumni award.</p><p>He is survived by his wife, Barbara Meacham and four children. A memorial will take place in January.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/114492777/paul-katz-president-of-kpf-dies-at-57 Paul Katz, President of KPF, dies at 57 Archinect 2014-11-25T11:52:00-05:00 >2014-12-03T22:09:19-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2931kf9o7q4icdn.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2931kf9o7q4icdn.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2931kf9o7q4icdn.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/l2/l2931kf9o7q4icdn.JPG?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Bridging the aspirations of developers and the firm&rsquo;s architects, Mr. Katz negotiated into existence some of the tallest mixed-use buildings in the world, among them the Shanghai World Financial Center and the International Commerce Centre in HK. His other projects for KPF included Roppongi Hills, a huge complex in Tokyo encompassing an office tower, apartments, shops and restaurants, movie theaters, a museum, a hotel, a television studio, parks and an outdoor amphitheater.</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/109028435/china-builds-its-dream-island-qatar-controversies-continue-the-internet-slows-down-weekly-news-round-up-for-september-7-2014 China builds its dream island; Qatar controversies continue; the internet slows down: Weekly News Round-Up for September 7, 2014 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-09-15T20:01:00-04:00 >2014-09-18T15:54:39-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9tcj8kfqm7lkll2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9tcj8kfqm7lkll2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9tcj8kfqm7lkll2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/q9/q9tcj8kfqm7lkll2.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><p><strong><em>Friday, September 12</em></strong>:</p><ul><li><a title="Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108807760/vincent-scully-prize-2014-awarded-to-journalist-and-tv-host-charlie-rose" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Vincent Scully Prize 2014 awarded to journalist and TV host Charlie Rose</a>: The prize was established by the National Building Museum in 1999, and is named after the famed Yale art history and architecture professor who helped establish Louis Kahn and Robert Venturi. Rose was distinguished by his interviews of leaders in urban design and development.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Thursday, September 11</em>:</strong></p><ul><li><a title="Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108715362/toronto-set-to-unveil-first-museum-of-islamic-culture-in-north-america" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Toronto set to unveil first museum of Islamic culture in North America</a>: The museum is backed by Aga Khan,&nbsp;a "lesser-known royal" and spiritual leader of an estimated 15 million Ismaili Muslims, approximately 100,000 of which now live in Canada. The museum is&nbsp;<a href="http://archinect.com/news/article/59363761/maki-to-design-muslim-cultural-centre-for-the-aga-khan" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">designed by Pritzker winner Fumihiko Maki</a>, and opens September 18.</li></ul><p><strong><em>Wednesday, September 10:</em></strong></p><ul><li><a title="The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print" href="http://archinect.com/news/article/108643850/the-long-lost-design-bible-of-the-new-york-subway-is-briefly-back-in-print" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">The long-lost design bible of the New York subway is (briefly) back in print</a>: In 1967, the New York City Transit Authority asked designers&nbsp;Massimo Vignelli and Bob Noorda to create a solution to the subway system's inconsistent and confusing identity. Th...</li></ul> https://archinect.com/news/article/108712952/mildred-friedman-85-dies-curator-elevated-design-and-architecture Mildred Friedman, 85, Dies; Curator Elevated Design and Architecture Alexander Walter 2014-09-11T13:10:00-04:00 >2014-09-11T13:12:38-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa9de27071a7b9d4dd33ee98b6f31184?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa9de27071a7b9d4dd33ee98b6f31184?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa9de27071a7b9d4dd33ee98b6f31184?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/fa/fa9de27071a7b9d4dd33ee98b6f31184?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Mildred Friedman, a curator at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis in the 1970s and &rsquo;80s who helped both the museum and the contemporary design and architecture it celebrated become objects of international acclaim, died on Sept. 3 in Manhattan. She was 85. [...] Ms. Friedman executed a curatorial hat trick: She elevated design even as she made it more accessible &mdash; and she did it in Minnesota, far from the traditional sanctums of aesthetics.</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/107018227/deborah-sussman-designer-has-died-at-age-83 Deborah Sussman, designer, has died at age 83 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-08-20T14:23:00-04:00 >2014-08-21T13:16:10-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzs311sknfvb5d8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzs311sknfvb5d8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzs311sknfvb5d8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rz/rzs311sknfvb5d8q.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>We are very sad to learn of the passing of amazing designer Deborah Sussman, who died this morning after a battle with cancer." &mdash; @DesignObserver</p></em><br /><br /><p>Designer Deborah Sussman passed away this morning at age 83.</p><p>Perhaps best known for her environmental and graphic design for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles,&nbsp;Sussman began her career working as an office designer for Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950s. She founded her own firm in 1968, and created <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/11768196/sussman-prejza-co" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Sussman/Prejza &amp; Co.</a> along with her husband, architect and urban planner Paul Prejza, in 1980.</p><p>Her distinctively colorful and intrepid graphical work brought character to Disney World, the city of Santa Monica, CA, and the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco.</p><p>View a selection of Sussman's graphical and environmental work in the gallery below.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/104327447/randall-stout-architect-of-innovative-environmental-designs-dies-at-56 Randall Stout, Architect of Innovative Environmental Designs, Dies at 56 Archinect 2014-07-16T14:54:00-04:00 >2014-07-16T14:55:13-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3105ec01148d498489c3909dc230a5b5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3105ec01148d498489c3909dc230a5b5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3105ec01148d498489c3909dc230a5b5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/31/3105ec01148d498489c3909dc230a5b5?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Randall Stout, an environmentally sensitive architect who earned a national reputation for designing dynamically shaped regional museums, mostly in his native South, died on Friday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 56. His brother, Steven, said the cause was renal cell cancer.</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/98619449/in-memoriam-pritzker-winner-hans-hollein-dies-at-age-80 In memoriam: Pritzker winner Hans Hollein dies at age 80 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2014-04-24T17:34:00-04:00 >2014-04-29T01:07:17-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/st6zmdfvr0y95j60.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/st6zmdfvr0y95j60.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/st6zmdfvr0y95j60.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/st/st6zmdfvr0y95j60.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Austrian architect and designer Hans Hollein, a winner of the prestigious Pritzker Architecture Prize whose work ranged from big museums through tiny shops to furniture and sunglasses, has died. He was 80. [...] He won the 1985 Pritzker Prize for his work, which often included touches of fancy, such as bronze-clad palm trees in a Vienna travel agency.</p></em><br /><br /><p>RIP Hans Hollein (1934 - 2014), independent architect, artist and professor.</p><p>From 1976-2002, Hollein served as a professor at the University of Applied Art in Vienna, where he was also Dean of the Architecture department. He also held professorships at Yale University, Washington University in St. Louis, University of California, Los Angeles, and Ohio State University. According to Dorothea Apovnik, a spokeswoman for Hollein's family, he died in Vienna after a long illness.</p><p>The following is a selection of Hollein's work, including his Museum f&uuml;r Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt am Main and Haas-Haus in Vienna.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/vr/vrjfxm11shtymgex.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/gb/gbyxfy6v10avfkkc.jpg"></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ik/ik20b11wky7aor46.jpg"></p><p>Additional images of Hollein's earlier work are available <a href="http://mikasavela.tumblr.com/post/12235523367/early-and-small-by-hans-hollein" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">here</a>.</p><p><a href="http://archinect.com/people/cover/1906872/donna-sink" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Donna Sink</a> has begun <a href="http://archinect.com/forum/thread/98609127/hans-hollein-rip" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">a thread in the forum</a> honoring Hollein, discussing his life and work.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/97656244/robert-hull-founding-partner-of-the-miller-hull-partnership-dies-at-68 Robert Hull, founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, dies at 68 Paul Petrunia 2014-04-09T17:55:00-04:00 >2014-04-09T17:55:11-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7qi305e3r4zzyolg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7qi305e3r4zzyolg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7qi305e3r4zzyolg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7q/7qi305e3r4zzyolg.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>It is with great sadness that The Miller Hull Partnership today announces the recent passing of beloved colleague and founding partner, Robert Hull FAIA, from complications related to a stroke suffered while on sabbatical in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Robert Hull, the creative force behind the highly successful and deeply respected firm <a href="http://archinect.com/firms/cover/49102156/the-miller-hull-partnership" target="_blank">The Miller Hull Partnership</a>, has passed away due to complications from a recent stroke. For the full release provided by the firm, click <a href="http://www.millerhull.com/media/News/Press/Announcement_Robert%20Hull.pdf" target="_blank">here</a> (PDF).</p><p>From their website...</p><p>As a founding partner of The Miller Hull Partnership, along with David Miller, Robert has been the creative force behind the majority of the firm&rsquo;s public projects and community buildings. An award-winning design architect, Robert&rsquo;s experience on a wide range of project types goes beyond meeting the program requirements. It is a search for ideal solutions.</p><p>Robert received a bachelor of architecture degree in 1968 from Washington State University, twice receiving the Student Distinction Award. From 1968 to 1972, Hull served in the U.S. Peace Corps in Afghanistan, where he designed and built the headquarters for the National Tourism Agency and helped establish a school of architecture at Kabul University.</p><p>After returning to the United ...</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/96171793/in-memoriam-horace-havemeyer-iii In Memoriam: Horace Havemeyer III Paul Petrunia 2014-03-21T12:13:00-04:00 >2014-03-21T12:13:40-04:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/239687166bcb93b039905731d156fb3d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/239687166bcb93b039905731d156fb3d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/239687166bcb93b039905731d156fb3d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/239687166bcb93b039905731d156fb3d?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Yesterday, March 19, Horace Havemeyer III, Metropolis&rsquo;s founding publisher passed away peacefully at his home in New York City. Death released him from the suffering brought on by complications from CIDP, a chronic neurological disorder that rendered him quadriplegic in mid-2011. He was 72.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Thanks for giving us Metropolis, Horace.</p> https://archinect.com/news/article/91160508/kathryn-findlay-recipient-of-the-2014-jane-drew-prize-dies-at-60 Kathryn Findlay, recipient of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize, dies at 60 Alexander Walter 2014-01-13T19:29:00-05:00 >2014-02-10T14:47:38-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg960yw8yhvokmwp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg960yw8yhvokmwp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg960yw8yhvokmwp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/sg/sg960yw8yhvokmwp.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>British architect Kathryn Findlay, Co-Founder and Principal Director of London-based Ushida Findlay Architects, has died. Findlay had been suffering from a brain tumor. Unaware of her recent passing, the jury of the 2014 Jane Drew Prize just announced her as this year's award recipient. The Prize, awarded annually by The Architects' Journal, recognized Kathryn Findlay &lsquo;for her outstanding contribution to the status of women in architecture.'</p></em><br /><br /><p> Findlay is most famous for her projects Truss Wall House (1993), Soft and Hairy House (1994), and, most certainly, the ArcelorMittal Orbit Tower, the UK's tallest sculpture and intergral part of the London 2012 Olympic Park.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/wt/wto9s3bri6acwx3y.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/73/73wsp9u8du0jqixv.jpg" title=""></p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/ed/edkrplrblnsq3rsn.jpg" title=""></p> https://archinect.com/news/article/91145072/madeline-arakawa-gins-visionary-architect-dies-at-72 Madeline Arakawa Gins, Visionary Architect, Dies at 72 Archinect 2014-01-13T14:41:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T14:41:08-05:00 <img srcset="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32929d0280e41a33789575018ca9cac7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650 1x,https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32929d0280e41a33789575018ca9cac7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=2 2x, https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32929d0280e41a33789575018ca9cac7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650&dpr=3 3x" src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/32/32929d0280e41a33789575018ca9cac7?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=650" border="0" title="" alt="" width="650" height="" /><em><p>Madeline Arakawa Gins, a poet-turned-painter-turned-architect who publicly forswore mortality &mdash; and whose buildings, by her own account, were designed to pre-empt death for those living in them &mdash; died on Wednesday in Manhattan. She was 72. The cause was cancer, said Joke Post, the manager for architectural projects at the Reversible Destiny Foundation, which Ms. Gins and her husband, the Japanese-born artist known simply as Arakawa, established in 1987.</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>