Archinect 2022-09-28T07:44:17-04:00 Ten women awarded the 2022 Sho-Ping Chin Women’s Leadership Summit Grant Katherine Guimapang 2022-09-27T19:15:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T19:17:25-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><a href="" target="_blank">The Architects Foundation</a>&nbsp;recognizes ten women for their expertise, community building, and leadership within the industry by awarding them with the Sho-Ping Chin Women's Leadership Summit Grant. To increase the support of women in architecture, the award was established in 2017 to honor the life and work of architect, leader, and equity advocate <a href="" target="_blank">Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA</a>. Beyond her leadership as Principal at the Boston-based architecture firm&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Payette</a>, she founded the inaugural AIA Women's Leadership Summit, which first took place in 2009.&nbsp;</p><p>"In 2017, following Sho-Ping&rsquo;s untimely passing, a group of colleagues, family members, and friends created a memorial fund in her name focused on supporting the development of future women leaders in architecture by helping cover travel and registration costs to attend the conference," shared The Architects Foundation.&nbsp;</p><p> </p><p>The grant program focuses on applicants who are mid-career professionals looking to advance in leadership roles at their firm, organi...</p> Two years ahead of schedule, Diamond Schmitt/TWBTA's David Geffen Hall revamp is ready to debut at Lincoln Center Josh Niland 2022-09-27T18:23:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T18:23:48-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A revamp inside one of America&rsquo;s most important cultural venues is ready to debut two years ahead of schedule (and reportedly on budget) after the project team behind <a href="" target="_blank">Lincoln Center</a>&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">David Geffen Hall</a> in Manhattan announced an October 8th public opening date on Tuesday.</p> <p>NYC's redesigned new "cultural living room" is the product of a collaboration between cultural sector heavyweights <a href="" target="_blank">Diamond Schmitt Architects</a> and Tod Williams Billie Tsien (<a href="" target="_blank">TWBTA</a>), noted acoustician Paul Scarbrough of Akustiks, and theater design specialist Joshua Dachs of <a href="" target="_blank">Fisher Dachs Associates</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The project's scope includes an acoustical and seating arrangement overhaul of the New York Philharmonic's main Wu Tsai Theater performance space, the creation of a new restaurant and 1,680-square-foot Welcome Center, new multipurpose Sidewalk Studios, and the reconfiguration of public spaces around the building that was originally designed by Max Abramovitz in 1962.&nbsp;</p> <p>Video courtesy of Lincoln Center for the Performing A...</p> Tulane School of Architecture expands graduate school into downtown New Orleans nking2tulane 2022-09-27T17:34:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T17:34:54-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Graduate students studying <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">architecture</a>, <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">real estate</a>, and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">historic preservation</a> at <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tulane School of Architecture</a> (TuSA) will soon have a new space to call home in the vibrant Central Business District of New Orleans.<br>&nbsp;<br>The school is taking over 25,000 square feet of classrooms, studios, offices, and meeting space on the fourth and second floors of NOCHI (also home of the New Orleans Culinary and Hospitality Institute), located at 725 Howard Avenue, along Harmony Circle near the Pontchartrain Expressway.<br>&nbsp;<br>&ldquo;We are excited to welcome everyone to the NOCHI building as the latest addition to TuSA&rsquo;s facilities and the new home of our graduate school,&rdquo; said <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">I&ntilde;aki Alday</a>, Dean and Koch Chair in Architecture at TuSA. &ldquo;The space has great flexibility and enables us to enhance our students&rsquo; experience and foster collaboration between programs. We are also now next to the Ogden Museum of Art, on the St. Charles public transportation corridor, and within walking distance to numerous historic and mod...</p> 12 featured remote jobs for architects and designers Katherine Guimapang 2022-09-27T14:32:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T14:32:43-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>While discussions over returning to the office continue to arise, several architecture firms have stuck with providing remote options for their staff.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>, the industry's go-to source for&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">job seekers</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">hiring firms</a>, continues to see a growth in employment opportunities, especially the need for remote workers.&nbsp;</p> <p>Continuing with Archinect's featured job highlights, here are eight firms with remote opportunities for architects, designers, managers, and interior designers.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Studio STE</a> seeks a <a href="" target="_blank">Junior Interior Architect/Designer</a><br></strong></p> <p><strong>Details:</strong> "Our projects range from high-end residential renovations to retail interiors. As the Principle licensed Architect, the Founder is looking for a part-time (3-4 days per week) designer and self-starter to assist with our daily workflow, which touches upon all facets of design.&nbsp;The firm is made up of a small team of talented (mostly female) designers that strive for high-quality workmanship along with professional, human, and friendly relationshi...</p> Presales commence on Bjarke Ingels' new Nabr development in San Jose Josh Niland 2022-09-27T14:27:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T14:27:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Nearly a year after its <a href="" target="_blank">initial unveiling</a>,&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Nabr</a>, the housing startup co-founded by Bjarke Ingels, has announced the beginning of presales for the first site in its <a href="" target="_blank">BIG</a>-designed development in downtown San Jose.</p> <p>Featuring updated designs for its three-tower block, the firm is promoting the Silicon Valley initiative as a &ldquo;people-first housing company.&rdquo; Prospective residents will have the opportunity to purchase a home through either a traditional mortgage servicer or via the Leap lease-to-own alternative.</p> <p>Ingels has said repeatedly since Nabr's&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">initial announcement</a> that the venture is an attempt to mitigate the <a href="" target="_blank">barriers to homeownership</a> in America, an issue which has disproportionately affected young people and <a href="" target="_blank">student loan borrowers</a>, while pushing the broader architectural community to explore new approaches to the concept of housing overall.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy Nabr</figcaption></figure><p>Prices for a place in SoFA One, the first tower in Nabr's San Jose ensemble to come online, start around $700,000. The firm ...</p> Moshe Safdie on making the iconic spaces that have defined his career Josh Niland 2022-09-27T09:00:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T19:56:19-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>On the heels of Safdie&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">massive donation</a> to his alma mater <a href="" target="_blank">McGill University</a>, the 84-year-old architect <a href="" target="_blank">sat down with CNN</a> in Singapore to dissect his career and discuss his <a href="" target="_blank">new memoir</a><em> If Walls Could Speak </em>out next week from Grove Atlantic.&nbsp;</p> <p>The creator of the iconic&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Marina Bay Sands </a>(which is about to begin work on a $1.35 billion expansion he says will not include an extension of its famous skybridge) touched briefly on impressive&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">recent designs</a> around Asia, including the <a href="" target="_blank">Jewel Changi Airport</a>, Habitat Qinhuangdao, and <a href="" target="_blank">Raffles City Chongqing</a> before veering off into an assessment of the region&rsquo;s labor markets. He then reasserted the idealism that helped define his career and lamented the contemporary faddish use of biophilia &mdash; an element critical to the philosophies that are inherent in his garden-lined residential designs.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Moshe Safdie Reflects on the 50th Anniversary of Habitat 67, the Masterpiece He Completed at 25</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>&ldquo;There's a cynicism about so many architects...</p> SCI-Arc announces resignations and important policy changes amid months of controversy Katherine Guimapang 2022-09-26T19:20:00-04:00 >2022-09-28T01:06:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Nearly five months have passed since the tumultuous&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">March 25 Basecamp panel discussion</a>&nbsp;and the wave of controversies that came after. While the LA-based architecture school has slowly faded from heavy media reporting, the team at Archinect has kept an eye out for any updates and changes coming from the school.&nbsp;</p> <p>However, recent news from the school sent out via email to the SCI-Arc Community has announced essential policy changes AND the resignations of Tom Wiscombe and Marrikka Trotter, who have received intense heat from students, alums, and the architecture community at large.&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Controversy at SCI-Arc over labor practices leads to faculty members placed on leave. Isolated incident or a wake up call for the industry at large?</a></figcaption></figure><p>Our&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">April 7 coverage</a>&nbsp;reported on a slew of petitions, news of third-party internal investigations, public "apologies," new faculty appointments, and responses from the community. At that point, only time would tell how the school of "archit...</p> John Adam Middle School Performing Arts Center by HGA 2022-09-26T18:06:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T18:06:58-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>John Adams Middle School (JAMS) Performing Arts Center is a new, 46,000-square-foot, dynamic arts environment for the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District. Extending along the public face of the JAMS campus on Pearl Street in Santa Monica, California, the Center establishes a strong visual identity for the middle school campus. It also serves nearby Santa Monica College as a venue for its performing arts and educational programming.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;Designed to carefully integrate the distinct needs of both its middle school and college users, the Center provides spaces for diverse student populations within a setting that invites the surrounding community to feel equally at home. The openness of the Center&rsquo;s overall design reflects SMMUSD&rsquo;s goal of creating a thriving, active hub that promotes community building around the arts and facilitates interaction between students across the district, faculty, artists and the surrounding residential community.</p> <p>&nbsp;The new Center features a 750-seat a...</p> Plans for new San Francisco Bay rail tunnels inch closer to realization Josh Niland 2022-09-26T17:35:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T17:27:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The effort to engineer new train tunnels across the <a href="" target="_blank">San Francisco</a> Bay is gaining traction after the planning body responsible for overseeing the massive proposed <a href="" target="_blank">Link21 infrastructure project</a>&nbsp;unveiled conceptual maps detailing a key segment of the rail network on September 21.</p> <p>The maps offer a look at two separate plans that would either divide the tunnel along regional/local service lines or combine them both into one corridor that connects Oakland and Alameda County to the Salesforce Transit Center and Mission Bay. They also included references to a "possible extension" of the BART system leading away from downtown to the west.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Image: Link21 courtesy</figcaption></figure></figure><p>The details released last week hint at a number of key future projects that have made headlines in the region for a number of years. Other than enhancing links to the larger regional Caltrans system, plans show an addition of new BART service routes along the contested I-980 corridor, along with four added stat...</p> Studio Gang selected to design Women's Leadership Center in Williams Bay Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-09-26T17:06:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T17:06:17-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> has been selected to design the campus of the Women&rsquo;s Leadership Center at Williams Bay in <a href="" target="_blank">Wisconsin</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Center will rise atop a nine-acre site along Geneva Lake. It will serve as a space to gather women leaders across various industries, including engineering and technology, infrastructure and design, space and astrophysics, public and private enterprise, and more, to foster discourse and collaboration. The campus will be positioned near George Williams College of Aurora University and the Yerkes Observatory.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;The Women&rsquo;s Leadership Center will be dedicated to developing, sustaining, and advancing diverse women leaders in a new site that connects to the storied cultural and natural landscape of Williams Bay,&rdquo; said Ann M. Drake, Chair and President of the Women&rsquo;s Leadership Center at Williams Bay. &ldquo;Jeanne&rsquo;s sensibility for sustainable design that&rsquo;s both innovative and inspiring is extraordinary. Her team is developing concepts that mesh perfectly with the history and ...</p> On the disappearance of American starter homes Josh Niland 2022-09-26T15:38:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T17:01:09-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>The disappearance of such affordable homes is central to the American housing crisis. The nation has a deepening shortage of housing. But, more specifically, there isn&rsquo;t enough of this housing: small, no-frills homes that would give a family new to the country or a young couple with student debt a foothold to build equity. [...] At the root is the math problem of putting &mdash; or keeping &mdash; a low-cost home on increasingly pricey land.</p></em><br /><br /><p>America has a long history of gradually siphoning away architecture made for predominantly middle-class people (think pre-war buildings in Manhattan or Levittown tract housing on Long Island) and is now simply under-delivering what could otherwise be an <a href="" target="_blank">equalizing force</a> as a result of prevailing factors like intimidating zoning regulations, <a href="" target="_blank">prohibitive</a> materials costs, and <a href="" target="_blank">nationwide&nbsp;lack</a> of available new land.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Why is America obsessed with huge homes?</a></figcaption></figure><p>Changes in demand also meant the 2010s were curtains for the possibility of building a home at less than $100,000. Today&rsquo;s market has gravitated towards so-called "missing middle" construction as <a href="" target="_blank">historical notions of family composition</a> themselves come into question. This means the future of housing might look closer to Adam Neumann's <a href="" target="_blank">Flow</a> vision or BIG's <a href="" target="_blank">Nabr</a> initiative than it does to the archetypal American suburb of the 1950s.&nbsp;</p> <p>As the <em>Times</em> <a href="" target="_blank">reports</a>, its cause can also be attributed to the overburdening of bui...</p> Meet NYC's Design Trust for Public Space: Your Next Employer? Niall Patrick Walsh 2022-09-26T14:30:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T11:08:02-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Following last week&rsquo;s visit to <a href="" target="_blank">precision craftspeople XTEN</a>, we are moving our <a href="" target="_blank"><em>Meet Your Next Employer</em> series</a> back to New York City this week, where we meet the <a href="" target="_blank">Design Trust for Public Space</a>.</p> <p>Founded in 1995 to champion and unlock the potential of New York City&rsquo;s public and shared spaces, the group collaborates with architects, urbanists, city officials, and the general public on a variety of projects related to <a href="" target="_blank">public space</a>. </p> <p>Archinect readers may already be familiar with the Design Trust. In May, the organization partnered with <a href="" target="_blank">former <em>Meet Your Next Employer</em> subjects SITU</a> on an <a href="" target="_blank">architectural kit-of-parts</a> for public cultural venues in New York City. The Design Trust has also previously <a href="" target="_blank">sought architectural input</a> on their &ldquo;Public for All: Rethinking Shared Space in NYC&rdquo; initiative. </p> <p>From their base in Tribeca, the Design Trust is currently hiring for <a href="" target="_blank">several positions</a> over on <a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Jobs</a>. For candidates interested in applying for a position, or anybody interested in learning more ...</p> Don't expect much from King Charles' reign architecturally, these two of his constituent critics say Josh Niland 2022-09-26T12:25:00-04:00 >2022-09-27T22:14:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>Poundbury, Paisley and Perspectives all ultimately failed to conquer the complex commercial and political challenges they faced. Their royal patron&rsquo;s attempts to create human-centred townscapes have led to car-dominated suburbs. His efforts to uplift grand historic buildings have carved them into dreary flats. Our King is someone who sees the right problems but, ensconced in the very establishment that prevents meaningful solutions, he can only meddle around the edges of effecting real change.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The new British King is memorably the originator of the <a href="" target="_blank">panned</a> Poundbury estate that has failed to fall in line with its stated goals towards sustainability and <a href="" target="_blank">car-free</a> pedestrian orientation, according to Phineas Harper. He thinks the scion is hemmed in by a stolid commercial banking system and arcane <a href="" target="_blank">land ownership laws</a>&nbsp;and that class differences have otherwise made Charles' ability to gain perspective on the needs of his constituents otherwise impossible. As the <a href="" target="_blank">Open City</a> director sees it: &ldquo;His view of society, as of architecture, is restricted to what can be seen from the tinted window of a chauffeured car.&rdquo;</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Previously on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">Richard Rogers challenges Prince Charles to public debate over built environment</a></figcaption></figure><p>Meanwhile, in a different corner of the empire, new <em>ArchitectureAU</em> monthly critic Elizabeth Farrelly&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">says</a>&nbsp;she felt he &ldquo;proved himself thoroughly unrepentant&rdquo; during his time as Prince, citing his statements in support of traditionalism, and asking, &ldquo;is he, as a constitut...</p> FORMA's Miami beachfront concept home named 2022 'Best Future House of the Year' Josh Niland 2022-09-26T11:56:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T13:25:12-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A concept for a Miami beachfront residence designed by <a href="" target="_blank">FORMA</a>&nbsp;has been named the 2022 "Best Future House of the Year" by <a href="" target="_blank">The Chicago Athenaeum</a> and Global Design News. The award recognizes honors with a "vision to present pioneering architectural projects that define the present and shape the future of residential design globally." The award win represents a first for the 4-year-old New York-based studio in terms of major residential awards recognition for environmentally sensitive and vulnerable sites.</p><p>The Future House of the Year winner was joined by three other superlative designs from <a href="" target="_blank">Lake|Flato</a>, New York atelier <a href="" target="_blank">Karim Rashid</a>, and Barcelona&rsquo;s Peris+Toral Arquitectes. FORMA first conceived their residential design for the <a href="" target="_blank">Arch Out Loud HOME Competition in 2019</a> and received an honorable mention for the concept. The design team explained the 1,550-square-foot residence is a "catalyst for collective encounters and proactive response to the environment."</p> Rug Republic | A post-industrial expression of exposed steel façade, designed as a reaction to the building’s industrial setting by Architecture Discipline architecturediscipline 2022-09-26T11:48:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T11:48:44-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><em>'It&rsquo;s fascinating to take something forgotten and to give it new life: This is the century of recuperation. There is no space, no forests, and no water anymore for the continuous production of new things. So, take something old and make it special.&rsquo;</em></p> <p>Emerging from this thought, the design of the Rug Republic headquarters in Okhla, in the heart of New Delhi is a reaction to its industrial setting: an indictment of what we have brought our cities to. The brief presented by the client was to make the existing dilapidated building usable again, within a limited budget and with minimal interventions. Hence, a great emphasis has been placed on reclaiming the usable spaces, by undoing ad-hoc alterations in the building&rsquo;s spatial layout and removing layers of the flooring that was done by its previous occupants.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>The design, a weeping transformer, is a reinterpretation of an expression of warehouses that emerges from the architect&rsquo;s understanding of the physical context and the challenges i...</p> FSF – Leisure and Sports Center by AllesWirdGut AllesWirdGut 2022-09-26T11:44:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T11:44:10-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>20 years after their village center project, AllesWirdGut now completed another gem of communal architecture in the village of Flie&szlig; in Tyrol. Within walking distance from the school and the village center, a mountain arena was built for the local soccer club, which includes a tournament and a training pitch, a grandstand, swimming pool, track-and-field, tennis, and trend sports facilities as well as an identity-establishing landmark clubhouse. The topography and the shape of the site called for sensitive interventions and a sparing use of existing developable areas. Suspended horizontal planes &mdash; the leitmotif of the design &mdash; were placed on and above and off the edges of the mountain flank. Suspended floor slabs also inform the appearance of the clubhouse. With its distinctive layering of constructive elevations, the eye-catcher of the sports center sits on the terraced alpine slope, while the basement and ground floors are firmly embedded in the topography. The ground floor level a...</p> Get Lectured: Syracuse University, Fall' 22 Katherine Guimapang 2022-09-26T09:30:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T19:58:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Archinect continues its <a href="" target="_blank">Get Lectured series</a>&nbsp;by highlighting the Fall 2022 lectures and public events held by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Syracuse University School of Architecture</a>.</p> <p>September 8 was the exhibition opening of&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">2021-22 Harry der Boghosian Fellow Leen Katrib</a>. Caitlin Meives and Christopher Brandt presented the&nbsp;Francis E. Hares Preservation Lecture on <a href="!view/event/event_id/1140" target="_blank">September 13</a>. New York-based author, editor, and columnist, Matt Shaw presented a lecture on <a href="!view/event/event_id/1129" target="_blank">September 15</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">UC San Diego</a>'s&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Kelema Lee Moses, Ph.D.</a> will present a lecture discussing urban island design and curatorial response on <a href="" target="_blank">September 27</a>.&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Soft Firm</a>&nbsp;co-founder and&nbsp;D. Kenneth Sargent Visiting Critic&nbsp;Lexi Tsien&nbsp;will showcase projects and examples of collective/DIY building and their relationship to public space and the public realm on <a href="" target="_blank">September 29</a>. B.Arch alumni, Brad Rubin '05, presents "<em>Non-Traditional Careers: A Journey from SU Architecture to Hollywood</em>" on <a href="" target="_blank">September 30</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>On&nbsp;<a href="!view/event/event_id/1133" target="_blank">October 6 and 7</a> award-winning filmmaker Deng Wei presents the documentary fi...</p> YAC's latest competition invites architects to rethink sacred architectures in Ireland as places to host contemporary cultural innovation Sponsor 2022-09-26T08:50:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T20:18:59-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><strong><em>This post is brought to you by <a href="" target="_blank">YAC - Young Architects Competitions</a>.</em></strong></p> <p>YAC launches <strong><em>ART CATHEDRAL</em></strong>, the second competition located in Ireland and inviting architects to rethink ancient sacred architectures as places where contemporary cultural innovation can be hosted again.&nbsp;</p> <p>The cash prize of &euro; 15,000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel composed of some of the most world-renowned architects: Manuel Aires Mateus, Valerie Mulvin, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Edoardo Tresoldi, Claudio Silvestrin.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy of YAC.</figcaption></figure><p><strong>Brief</strong></p> <p> Beams of light are sculpted by a thick atmosphere dense with the vapor of candles and spirals of perfumed incense. The metallic and faint jingle of silver incense burners, long and peaceful days marked by the tolling of bells and Gregorian melismata.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> <p>It has been over a millennium since the religious zeal animated Europe after the fall of the Roman Empire. Centuries of history have passed since the age of cathedrals. Many...</p> OMA/Jacobs selected to design the University of Illinois' new DPI innovation hub in Chicago Josh Niland 2022-09-23T17:14:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T13:40:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A joint team of <a href="" target="_blank">OMA</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Jacobs</a> has been selected to design a new 200,000-square-foot headquarters for the University of Illinois System's <a href="" target="_blank">Discovery Partners Institute</a> in Chicago, the state and Governor J.B. Pritzker announced on Thursday.</p> <p>The multi-year project will transform a disused 62-acre former yard site as the first construction in the larger The 78 Innovation District that is meant to provide a high-tech connection between Chinatown to the South Loop.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy OMA and Lucian R</figcaption></figure><p>Pritzker says its &ldquo;futuristic design&rdquo; matches the state&rsquo;s ambition to create a hub for innovation downtown on land donated to the state by <a href="" target="_blank">Related Companies</a>&rsquo; Midwest operation. Beyond the typical economic stimulus components provided by the project, the development will support a host of K-12 education and entrepreneurship programs, continued <a href="" target="_blank">wastewater monitoring</a>, and a hodgepodge of other collaborative business ventures geared toward the tech industry.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image courtesy OMA and</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Image ...</figcaption></figure> Rosalie Genevro steps down as The Arch League's Executive Director after 37 years Josh Niland 2022-09-23T14:35:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T13:40:47-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>A change has come to one of the industry&rsquo;s oldest professional associations after <a href="" target="_blank">The Architectural League of New York</a>'s Executive Director Rosalie Genevro announced on September 22 that she will be stepping down from the organization after more than 37 years in her post.</p> <p>Genevro says she will depart next year to focus on a slate of issues connected to climate change and the construction industry. Since beginning her tenure in 1985, the League has vastly expanded its influential program to account for the onset of the digital age and radical changes in the broader currents of architecture as a professional enterprise, social endeavor, and field of academic study.</p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Related on Archinect: <a href="" target="_blank">The 2022 Architectural League Prize for Young Architects + Designers winners examine the foundations of design</a></figcaption></figure></figure><p>Among the initiatives she is credited with developing are the League&rsquo;s award-winning&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Urban Omnibus</a>&nbsp;publication, the&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Emerging Voices</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Prize for Young Architects + Designers</a>&nbsp;competitions, the&nbsp;...</p> Junya Ishigami 'excavates' concrete cave for restaurant and residence in Japan Niall Patrick Walsh 2022-09-23T13:56:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T20:46:07-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">Junya Ishigami + Associates</a> has completed a residence and <a href="" target="_blank">restaurant</a> for a French restauranter in the city of Ube, <a href="" target="_blank">Japan</a>. Asked by the client for a space that "has to look as if it has been there and will continue to be there for the longest time," Ishigami responded with a cave-like structure punctured by three courtyards.</p> <figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photograph &copy;&#65038; YASHIRO PHOTO OFFICE</figcaption></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Photograph &copy;&#65038; junya.ishigami+associates</figcaption></figure><p>The scheme&rsquo;s construction saw the site excavated to shape an inverse volume of the final design. Concrete was then poured in situ and the surrounding earth excavated further to reveal the final form. Finally, glazing was fixed to external threshold arches to form interior spaces.<br></p> <figure><figure><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a><figcaption>Photograph &copy;&#65038; junya.ishigami+associates</figcaption></figure></figure><figure><p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p><figcaption>Construction process diagram &copy;&#65038; junya.ishigami+associates</figcaption></figure><p>"When the structure was excavated after concrete solidification, it was caked with mud," Ishagimi recalls in a reflection for the Japanese magazine <em>GA Houses</em> translated by Fraze Craze. "With the range in geology, the natu...</p> Jeanne Gang honored with 2022 ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-09-23T13:34:00-04:00 >2022-09-26T13:13:40-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Architect and <a href="" target="_blank">Studio Gang</a> founder <a href="" target="_blank">Jeanne Gang</a> has been unveiled as the winner of the 2022 <a href="" target="_blank">ULI</a> Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.</p> <p>In its 23rd year, the ULI Prize awards individuals $100,000 for their contributions to community building globally and exhibiting excellence in the land use and development field. It celebrates those who employ innovative processes, techniques, strategies, and insights, along with an awareness and prioritization of diversity and sustainable practices.&nbsp;</p> <p>&ldquo;Jeanne&rsquo;s artistry and creativity have established her as one of the most influential architects of her generation,&rdquo; said ULI&rsquo;s global CEO, Ed Walter. &ldquo;From museums and skyscrapers to mixed-use developments and learning environments, Jeanne has produced buildings and places that push boundaries and reach new frontiers in sustainable reuse, ecological biodiversity, and social equity.&rdquo;</p> 21 architecture jobs in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellingham Katherine Guimapang 2022-09-23T12:00:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T13:59:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Looking for an architecture job in the Evergreen State? Start your employment search in three Washington State cities&nbsp;<a href=";q_radius=100&amp;region_id=2176840&amp;location=Seattle%2C+WA%2C+US&amp;submit=Search" target="_blank">Seattle, Bellingham, and Tacoma</a>. For this curated job round-up, we highlight 11 architecture firms currently hiring.</p> <p>The&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Archinect Job Board</a>&nbsp;features 100+ employment opportunities from hundreds of firms each week. Check out who's hiring below.</p> Opportunities based in Seattle, WA <p><a href=";w=1028" target="_blank"><img src=";w=514"></a></p> <figcaption>Golden View Residence by Workshop AD. Image &copy; <a href="" target="_blank">Kevin Scott</a></figcaption><p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Workshop AD</a>&nbsp;seeks a&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Project Designer/Architect</a>&nbsp;</strong><br></p> <p><strong>Details:&nbsp;</strong>"Our practice is growing, we are building projects, and we are seeking motivated candidates to join our team. We are currently seeking a Project Designer / Architect with five years of experience to join our team. This position requires collaboration, motivation, and an interest to work within a broad range of housing typologies and scales.&nbsp; Our work involves a comprehensive approach that incorporates interior architecture." Read more&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">here</a>.</p> <p><strong><a href="" target="_blank">Johnson Oaklief Architecture + Planning,...</a></strong></p> Resilient housing prototypes designed by Marvel Architects utilized a range of self-sustaining strategies to survive Hurricane Fiona Nathaniel Bahadursingh 2022-09-23T12:00:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T13:59:27-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><em><p>After Hurricane Fiona tore through Puerto Rico on Sunday [Sept. 18], roads in the small mountain city of Caguas&mdash;hit with more than 20 inches of rain&mdash;were underwater. Landslides washed away some streets. As on the rest of the island, the electric grid went down, and it wasn&rsquo;t clear how many homes had been damaged or destroyed. But in two new prototype homes, the electricity stayed on.</p></em><br /><br /><p>The prototypes are single-family homes completely off-grid with electricity and potable water. They were designed by&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">New York City</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Puerto Rico</a>-based&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Marvel Architects</a>&nbsp;and paid for by nonprofit&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">Acacia Network</a>. The homes utilize&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">hurricane</a>&nbsp;and seismic-resistant components, which include an insulated concrete panel system that has shown to be just as if not more effective against&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">earthquakes</a>&nbsp;than traditional concrete block construction. They also employ&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">passive</a>&nbsp;design strategies, allowing natural cross ventilation, heat extraction, and shade. In addition, the structures are&nbsp;<a href="" target="_blank">modular</a>&nbsp;so that they can adapt to a variety of locations and square footage.</p> <p>Jonathan Marvel, the firm's founder, addressed the cost of these resilient homes with&nbsp;<em>Fast Company's&nbsp;</em>Adele Peters stating, "I don't want to say '<a href="" target="_blank">affordable</a>,' because the average Puerto Rican income is below the level of poverty in the United States. So this is a housing system that's going to require assistance to build." Marvel added th...</p> Construction starts dropped 9% in August despite promising gains in the manufacturing and residential sectors Josh Niland 2022-09-23T11:56:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T13:59:33-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The latest <a href="" target="_blank">Dodge Construction Network</a> figures show a decline in construction starts by 9% after a <a href="" target="_blank">July spike</a> that was propelled mostly by the nonresidential and nonbuilding sectors.&nbsp;</p> <p>Total starts now stand at an adjusted annual rate of $1.25 trillion. The August dip was caused by a 36% decrease in nonbuilding starts and minor increase in residential starts, which was recorded at only 1%. Year-to-date construction is now 16% higher in the first eight months of 2022 than it was in the same period of 2021, with nonresidential starts up 35% on the year overall.</p> <p>The largest nonbuilding projects that commenced in August were the $1.9 billion third phase of the New Soo Lock Chamber in Sault Ste. Marie, MI, a $738 million paving project in Honolulu, HI, and a $460 million first phase wastewater treatment project plant in the same city. <a href="" target="_blank">Gensler</a>'s $9.5 billion <a href="" target="_blank">JFK Terminal One</a> project led the nonresidential list, followed by the $8.5 billion Samsung semiconductor plant project in Texas, and t...</p> Karnaros Bakery & Patisserie by Archelab vasilisstroumpakos 2022-09-23T11:48:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T11:48:30-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The project concerns the redesign of the storefront of Karnaros Bakery &amp; Patisserie in Greece. &nbsp; </p> <p>The principal design axis was the composition of opposing pairs on several levels. This approach stems on the one hand from the desire to create a space that is both contemporary and familiar and on the other hand from the combined identity of the bakery and the patisserie. &nbsp; </p> <p>Guided by this approach, a group of four synthetical pairs was defined: &nbsp; </p> <p><em>Pair 0ne</em> is the curved and orthogonal: The inner curvilinear &ldquo;skin&rdquo; which is applied on the wall-floor surface is composed with the austere and orthogonal geometry of the displays and the furniture design. <em>Pair Two</em> is the intricate and the subtle: The natural and rich texture of the birch is combined with the pure and subtle texture of the Corian and the marble texture. The former abstractly relates to the texture of the bread and the latter to the one of the cream. </p> <p><em>Pair Three</em> is the saturated and the pure: Th...</p> Fish Camp by Steve Gates Architect, LLC steve@stevegatesarchitect 2022-09-22T21:43:00-04:00 >2022-09-22T21:43:37-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>Fish Camp is a weekend getaway fishing cabin located between Mancos, CO and Telluride along the Delores River.&nbsp; Our clients requested a simple, efficient design that takes full advantage of the Delores river and views of uninterrupted aspen groves.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> August's Architecture Billings Index shows an accelerated increase in demand as economic concerns widen Josh Niland 2022-09-22T18:15:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T13:59:35-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>An increase in the overall demand for design services has been recorded for the 19th consecutive month, according to statistics contained in the August <a href="" target="_blank">Architecture Billings Index (ABI)</a> published this week by the <a href="" target="_blank">American Institute of Architects (AIA)</a>. The ABI score is now up to 53.3, representing a 2.3 point increase from <a href="" target="_blank">July&rsquo;s recorded 51.0 figure</a>.&nbsp;</p> <p>The increase was driven by new project inquiries, which rose to 57.9 from 56.1 in July despite a registered decrease in the design contracts score to 52.3 from last month&rsquo;s peak 52.9. Given the parameters of the survey (any score above 50 indicates an increase), the findings indicate an overall positive trajectory for the design industry nationwide.</p> August ABI Highlights <ul><li>Regional averages: South (52.9); Midwest (51.4); West (50.2); Northeast (49.8)</li><li>Sector index breakdown: multi-family residential (52.0); institutional (52.0); commercial/industrial (51.2); mixed practice (51.2)</li></ul><p>&ldquo;While a strengthening billings score is encouraging, the fl...</p> UT Austin School of Architecture Dean Michelle Addington announces departure at the end of the 2022-23 academic year Josh Niland 2022-09-22T17:30:00-04:00 >2022-09-23T13:59:38-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p><a href="" target="_blank">University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture&nbsp;(UTSOA)</a>&nbsp;Dean Michelle Addington has announced that she will be stepping away from the position at the end of the academic year following a successful tenure at the helm of one of America&rsquo;s leading public design colleges.<br></p> <p>Addington has served in the role <a href="" target="_blank">since 2017</a> and is considered an expert in the field of sustainability studies, holding previous academic appointments at <a href="" target="_blank">Yale</a> and the <a href="" target="_blank">Harvard GSD</a> before joining UTSOA. Her efforts to spearhead a range of initiatives resulted in the successful hiring/mentoring of&nbsp;award-winning&nbsp;professors, enhanced collaboration between academia and professional practice, the expansion of the school&rsquo;s <a href="" target="_blank">Race and Gender in the Built Environment Initiative</a>, and an increased research output among faculty members.&nbsp;</p> <p>The school mentions that she was instrumental in leading,&nbsp;<em>What Starts Here, a&nbsp;</em>capital campaign that raised more than $20 million, and has been responsible for the procurement of some $17 million...</p> Six projects given top honors at the 2020–22 Aga Khan Award for Architecture Josh Niland 2022-09-22T15:11:00-04:00 >2022-09-22T15:11:45-04:00 <img src="" border="0" /><p>The winners of the 2020&ndash;22 cycle of the <a href="" target="_blank">Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA)</a> have been announced in Geneva.</p><p>Six projects from around the Muslim world were selected for their social value and ability to positively affect change and provide environmental stewardship to their communities.</p><p>The winners split a $1 million pot &mdash; one of the largest prizes in the industry &mdash; and were chosen by a special Awards Master Jury, which this year included luminaries such as <a href="" target="_blank">Nader Tehrani</a>, <a href="" target="_blank">Amale Andraos</a>, and the two most recent Pritzker Prize laureates <a href="" target="_blank">Anne Lacaton</a> and <a href="" target="_blank">Di&eacute;b&eacute;do Francis K&eacute;r&eacute;</a>, himself a former AKAA honoree.</p><p>Projects were commended for their geographic and cultural diversity, levels of community involvement, healing capacity, and long-term ability to allow for societal progress. Historic preservation of examples of modernism in each country was of particular interest for the jury, as well as projects that preference adaptive reuse schemes, an increasingly popular approach they agreed "carr...</p>